How to Write a Research Paper?

How to Write a Research Paper?

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“Research is to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobody else has thought” – Albert Szent Gyorgyi.

A research paper is a piece of academic writing based on author’s original research on a particular topic. Apart from simply presenting somebody’s personal views on a given topic, research papers can very well become the foundation to future researches in respective fields. With that being said, writing an effective research paper is never a child’s play. The importance of a greatly written research paper is unparallel to its respective field & future generations. Because of this dependency on research papers, writing a great paper can be deemed a moral responsibility of the author. But, what does it takes to author a great research material? How can your paper become foundation to the next “Theory of Relativity”? Let’s gain an insight to this treasurous art through EduPadhai’s algorithm to writing a Research Paper detailed below.

  1. Choose the Topic

Begin by choosing an appropriate topic. Remember, writing a research paper is way too different from writing your school assignments. A topic chosen in hurry can very well activate the self-destruction mode.  If still confused, you may refer to sources such as or do a Google search for more options. Do not select very specific topics (it’s not P.hD), try and have broader topics but not too broad such as “Religion”. Try to settle in the middle.

  1. Topic Research

Now that you have chosen the right topic for your paper, start collecting useful information from various sources. Internet & your institute’s library can play a pivotal role in this process. However, remember to refer to authoritive sources such as University websites, renowned books, authors or encyclopedias (Avoid Wikipedia). A wrong piece of information/data will always lead to bizarre conclusions.

  1. Create an Outline

The third rule on the road is to create an effective & lucid outline before actual writing. A great outline will help future thinkers and readers to understand your idea better. A great outline begins with the Title heading and ends in references. It should clearly state what conclusion or observations have been made by you.

  1. Organize the Information

The second step in this algorithm might have resulted in a huge pile of data. It is, therefore, very necessary of you to organize this huge pile of information according to the outline created. The key is to “Remove the redundant and retain the necessary”. Follow this rule to end up with meaningful chucks of information.

  1. Writing the First Draft

It’s time to begin the Show! Start writing the organized knowledge in step 4 according to the outline in step 3. Being the first time, your work is prone to mistakes and unwanted errors. Don’t get disappointed. Just keep on writing and follow your outline strictly. Read and analyze your mistakes and rectify them leading to the final kill.

  1. The Final Product

Continue rectifying the succeeding drafts till you reach the desired perfection. Don’t forget to add the relevant references in the end.

Congratulations! You have finally reached the summit.  Your research paper is ready now. We hope our algorithm has successfully mothered a Research Paper!


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