I am really dreading this 10-12 page research paper that I will have to start soon. I love to write but research papers bore me. . I have to come with a topic, thesis statement, construct the body of the paper, conclusion, and a bibliography. The research part isn’t bad, but implementing all the research into one long paper is a problem for me
Finding a topic that’s relevant to the class has been hard for me. I have been unable to find a topic that I feel I will be able to write a 10-12 page paper on. Nothing has captured my attention. Some of the topics have been too broad. I have been skimming through my criminology book. Hopefully, something catches my eye.
Once I find a topic to write about, the thesis statement will be easy. It’s the guideline and pre-summary to what my paper is going to be about.
After my thesis statement, I have to construct the body of my paper. This is the difficult part. The information from my research has to balance the paper out. I can’t ramble on or be repetitive. I have to have enough information about my topic that I can use to write at least ten pages. I hate long length papers. If I can completely address a topic in less than ten pages, then I feel I shouldn’t have to write 10 pages.
After I have successfully constructed the body of my paper, the conclusion has to be written. This is easy. I love this part because I know I am done with most of the research paper.
The bibliography is what I really, really dislike because of the different styles such as MLA or APA. Sources has to be written a certain way. For instance, newspapers, books, webpages, and etc. are all cites differently. It gives me a headache. Research papers are not my friend!