The recent arrival of a variety of domain name extensions such as (commercial businesses), .pro, (info on products / organizations), .name, (Web Site), (Cocos Island) or (St.
Helena) or (Tuvalu) may create some confusion as you would not be able to tell whether a or or site is in reality a .com, a .edu, a .gov, a .net, or a site.
Pay attention to domain name extensions, e.g., (educational institution), (government), or (non-profit organization).
These sites represent institutions and tend to be more reliable, but be watchful of possible political bias in some government sites. Many sites are excellent; however, a large number of them contain advertisements for products and nothing else.
It can be either a term paper, a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation.
This Chapter outlines the logical steps to writing a good research paper.
If you are writing a text that does not fall under these three categories (e.g., a narrative), a thesis statement somewhere in the first paragraph could still be helpful to your reader. Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper. Your topic may change as you write, so you may need to revise your thesis statement to reflect exactly what you have discussed in the paper.
A research paper is a piece of academic writing based on its author’s original research on a particular topic, and the analysis and interpretation of the research findings.
It is impossible to create a thesis statement immediately when you have just started fulfilling your assignment.
Before you write a thesis statement, you should collect, organize and analyze materials and your ideas.