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research paper

is it a paper that has both sides to something, or is it like a background paper, or am i persuading?

i've looked it up, but nothing comes out to say what it really is.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:43 AM on Apr. 23, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • It's an informative paper in which you have done research on the topic and are now presenting it.
    jamesmommy12

    Answer by jamesmommy12 at 1:45 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • so i'm getting all side of the main topic?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • i'm new to writting. haven't been in school in years.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • A research paper is a fact based paper on a particular topic. There are no pros or cons or defending. You are simply writing facts in an organized fashion. Do you mind me asking what your topic is?
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 1:49 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • i'm having to pick out a topic now. i am just starting the class.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Oh ok. Well if you need any help or more clarification, I was pretty decent at writing papers in school.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 1:52 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • thanks. so all it is , is a paper that talks about a topic. it gives all sides, and does not try to persuade. just inform?

    Like. . . if i were to do. . cars. i could say that they are made for transportation and not just for 'fun' kind of thing?
    sorry i'm not good at this. .
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • You really don't want that broad of a topic. Go for like a brand of car or a certain model. You can discuss where it started, who its original demographic was intended to be, how much the concept cost and how much they retailed for. You want to stay away from, "This model is better because..." You can say this is different from the ___ in that ____. Keep opinions and persuasion out.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 2:01 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • ok, so i'm thinking of doing adoption. would that be a good topic?
    i could do like local, or international.

    would i go off and include foster care? or like, innerfamily stuff?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • You could definitely include all of those aspects. You can write an intro that encompasses all the forms, then a separate paragraph for each. Then a conclusion that ties it all together. You simply write the laws involved with locals, the different qualifications needed for international. You can go so far as to explain the difference between open and closed adoption.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 2:13 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

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