Research your topic, find reliable sources, and come up with a working thesis.
Then create an outline and start drafting your paper.
Read the assignment guide or syllabus thoroughly to understand the purpose of the research paper.
Is the writer’s opinion supposed to be presented in the paper, or is the research supposed to be objective?
To counter that, focus on a more current aspect of women’s reproductive rights, such as the availability of RU-486, menstruation suppression and its possible societal effects, or whether there should be a gestational age limit on all abortions, including partial-birth abortions.
Research paper topics should follow the assignment.
Begin each paragraph with a topic sentencethat does two things: supports your thesis and controls the content of the... Engage your audience by appealing to the appropriate emotions for your subject. The words you choose (diction) create your tone, and it, too, should be appropriate to your subject. In your concluding paragraph, don't simply restate your main points. A more effective way to end is to once again turn to more general terms, but rephrase your thesis.
An essay puts forth a viewpoint, so think of it as structuring an argument. Begin by writing an introduction that is general and introduces the topic. Make your audience aware of what qualifies you to speak on the subject. Make sure your position is reasonable, logical, and supported by factual information. Rephrase, but don't repeat, to cement your argument. Be sure your grammar, usage and mechanics are clean. An effective essay is organized with an introduction, main body, and conclusion.
A good essay introduces its thesis in the opening paragraph, and the following paragraphs are well developed.
Each body paragraph should stay focused on one specific topic, which should be introduced by a topic sentence at the beginning of the paragraph.