Performing Research

The following resources were created to guide you through research based on gathering information using primary source methods, which includes interviews and observations, as well as using secondary methods, including books, journals, papers, and websites. Also, you will learn how to evaluate the quality of research sources with the help of materials provided in this section.Continue reading

The Basics of a Remarkable Research Statement

Research statements are documents that an applicant for post-undergraduate studies provides in order to apply for graduate programs or faculty positions. These short documents contain your past and present research experiences, as well as potential future research projects you plan to do. Most commonly, a research statement determines whether a candidate is suitable for a particular institution or program. Continue reading

Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for an Argument Paper

In this resource you will find help with the most commonly accepted structure for introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions for an academic argument paper. The resources offers guidelines and not strict rules about organization because every paper needs to meet the requirements of the purpose of the paper as well as the needs of the audience.Continue reading

Writing A Research Paper


Most students’ careers will be required to write a research paper at some point in their academic career. Intensive research and writing often creates a lot of stress for a student and that can result in procrastination and feelings of inadequacy. Students experience stress because many students are unfamiliar and unprepared for this genre of writing. The good news is that you can change that just by practicing! Writing a research paper is an integral part of academic study and it should not be avoided because of fear. The process of writing a research paper can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. The fact is many students will continue to do research throughout their careers.Continue reading