Sample Format for Research Papers

Sample Format for Research Papers

A Research Paper is NOT

  • A rearrangement or summary of information from different sources
  • A report that could be included in a general encyclopedia
  • A matter of cutting and pasting together from different resources
  • A result of one quick Database or Google Scholar search

Stages of research paper:

Title page

It’s the title of your research project, with bit info of you.

Acknowledgement

In which, you thank your supports, partners, teachers and all other members which were directly or indirectly involved in helping you while making the project.

Abstract

Brief summary about your topic, methodology which you applied. Hence, all about your project.

Table of contents

Shows the whole contents, written in bullets.

Introduction

Starting of your project, with all minor details leading toward major ones.

Literature review

It’s the saying or any search by other person, which you use as a reference but in your own words.

Methodology

Techniques and procedures which are used to complete the research.

Result

What you got at the end, weather your result was positive or negative.

Discussion

Broadly discussed matter, composed of concepts of people.

Conclusion & Recommendations

After results, what are your recommendations and conclusions.

References

Which things helped you while your report.

References can be from books, websites etc.

Appendices

Extra detail about your report can include questionnaire etc.

Concept of Logos:

Logos—the soundness of your argument: the facts, statistics, examples, and authoritative statements you gather to support your viewpoint. This supporting evidence must be unified, specific, adequate, accurate, and representative.

Concept of Pathos:

Pathos—the emotional power of language: appeals to readers’ needs, values, and attitudes, encouraging them to commit themselves to a viewpoint or course of action. Connotative language—words with strong emotional overtones—can move readers to accept a point of view and may even spur them to act.

Concept of Ethos:

Ethos—the credibility and integrity of the argument: you cannot expect readers to accept or act on your viewpoint unless you convince them that you know what you’re talking about. Come across as knowledgeable and trustworthy by incorporating logos and taking the opposing views into account.