| WRITING PAPERS
It is important to have information on writing papers. Academic writing can be difficult. You may need help writing academic papers (e.g., a psychology research paper). It is important to have good academic writing skills. This page has some articles concerning effective writing and academic writing standards.
Teaching resources that include information on effective academic writing may be helpful to many college professors. The information in this section could be used by college professors to evaluate papers.
Below are some articles that may be helpful for people who are learning how to write a research paper, college paper, or college essay. The articles provide some important academic writing tips.
I believe that all papers should reflect a number of principles of effective writing. These principles are included in the article entitled, "Seven Principles of Effective Writing."
One of the principles of effective academic writing is clarity. Clarity in writing is one of the essential characteristics of academic writing, and it is important to gain knowledge of clear writing. For example, providing examples may help to provide greater clarity in writing.
Organization in writing is also important, and a basic step in improving writing is learning how to improve organization. Using headings may be one way to improve the organization of the paper. Also, it may be important to learn how to write an outline for a research paper. The outline may help to make the paper more organized.
In the article entitled, "Problems to Avoid in Writing," I describe some problems in writing that should be avoided.
A good paper (college term paper, college research paper, or argumentative paper) should have an effective introductory paragraph and an effective conclusion. I have included information on writing the first paragraph of a paper in the article entitled, "How to Write a Good Introduction Paragraph: Writing the First Paragraph of a Paper." This information may be helpful in learning how to write a good introductory paragraph. Moreover, I have included information on writing a paper conclusion in the article entitled, "How to Write a Conclusion."
Effective writing should be persuasive. I have included an article concerning persuasive writing. This information may be especially helpful in learning how to write a persuasive essay or paper.
An abstract may be required for a paper or thesis. I have included an article concerning how to write an abstract.
Seven Principles of Effective Writing
Problems to Avoid in Writing
How to Write a Good Introduction Paragraph: Writing the First Paragraph of a Paper
How to Write a Conclusion for a Paper
Persuasive Writing: How to Write a Persuasive Essay or Paper
How to Write an Abstract
Selecting Topics for Papers
Selecting topics for papers may be dificult. The article below involves information on selecting good paper topics (including selecting good research paper topics).
Selecting Good Paper Topics
Levels of Academic Writing
There may be different levels of quality for academic papers. Below is one article in which I suggest that there are three levels for informational research papers. This information may be helpful in writing higher-quality academic papers.
The Informational Research Paper: A Three-Level Model
Writing a Literature Review
It is important to learn how to write a literature review. Below is an article concerning how to write a literature review for a research paper, thesis, or dissertation.
How to Write a Literature Review for a Research Paper, Thesis, or Dissertation
It is important to have a good understanding of how to write findings. When reporting research findings and describing research finding is important to present the findings in an accurate and detailed manner. It is important to know the difference between a correlational study and an experiment. It is also important to know the difference between correlation and causation. It is important to know what a correlation coefficient is. Moreover, it is important to know the research limitations for different types of research methods.
Below is an article that has some guidelines for writing findings.
How to Write Findings.