When studying at higher levels of school and throughout college, you will likely be asked to prepare research papers. A research paper can be used for exploring and identifying scientific, technical and social issues. If it's your first time writing a research paper, it may seem daunting, but with good organization and focus of mind, you can make the process easier on yourself. Writing a research paper involves four main stages: choosing a topic, researching your topic, making an outline, and doing the actual writing. The paper won't write itself, but by planning and preparing well, the writing practically falls into place. Also, try to avoid plagiarism.
These materials were made possible thanks to the generous support from the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee. Here are some very successful sample abstracts from a range of different disciplines written by advanced undergraduate students. Notice that while all of them are strong, interesting, and convincing, each one was written at a different point in the project’s process. Some (like Benjamin Herman’s history abstract and Diana Dewi and Jennifer Kittleson’s apparel and textile design abstract ) include nearly final results, while others (like Laura Silberman’s curriculum & instruction abstract ) include preliminary and projected results.