Writing a research paper can be difficult. Many teachers give little direction, and offer little to no help outside of class. Students often find it hard to pick an interesting topic, find the right information, and then put their thoughts on paper. This step by step guide will make the process not only less difficult, but more rewarding to students and produce a paper that you will be proud to turn in.
Just do it!!! Making an outline may seem hard, but it is simple a way to organize your thoughts and points so that they are constructed in an organized way. This step will make research and writing a lot easier. Don't skip it!!
To review some of the most important points in the course take this quiz!
My name is Sam Hirt. I was born and raised in Alaska where I acquired a love for the outdoors and being in nature. I graduated high school from the northern most city in the United States in Barrow, Alaska. After high school I attended Brigham Young University where I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Integrative Biology. I then moved to Alabama and earned my Master's of Science in Biology at Auburn University in Dr. Troy Best's lab. I decided to stay in Auburn to earn my Phd and am currently a PhD candidate. As a graduate student I have taught lectures in multiple courses including Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Pathology, and Principles of Biology. I have also taught multiple labs including Anatomy and Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, General Biology, and Mammalogy. I have had the experience of both writing and grading research papers and can empathize with the struggle involved in writing a paper, but also know what a teacher is looking for.