, Research Paper
How To Writing A Research Essay
The toughest part of the essay, for me, was taking all the information I
had gained and reduce it to a mere few pages essay. After all, quality is better
than quantity. I feel that if I shortened my essay, it would be weaker because I
couldn’t include everything that I had researched. This would mean that much of
the time I spent and the information I had gathered in my research was going to
Reviewing the finished product, I realized that my shortened essay did
in by half the pages did what my old one could not do in a few hundred — it
made a concise, focused argument. By focusing my essay, I was able to include
only the best and most important points from my research, while discarding more
extraneous ones. I learned that a research writer is like a funnel; he or she
must take in a wide range of information at the beginning, and turn it into a
narrow argument in the end.
An essay is more than just uniting facts from your research, it is an
opportunity for you to voice your own opinion. An essay with just facts is
informative, but not very interesting and get boring. It tends to lose your
audience.. A strong essay is one that uses facts to support an argument based on
the writer’s analysis of the topic. Even though this is easier said then done.
Always keep the essay question in mind during your research. Ask
yourself: “What do I need to know in order to answer the question?” Have a
system of how you are going to answer that question. Find plenty of information
to support your argument. Throughout your research you will surely find
challenges. Do not ignore them, but think of them as an obstacle that you most
conquer in order to succeed. Remember, you are trying to write the best essay,
not an infallible one.
Although not everyone can write a well thought, or perfect essay, lots
of reading and writing can be good in preparation for any future post-secondary
education or work opportunity. Each time you organize your thoughts and words,
you improve your communication skills.