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Research Paper by Mind Map: Research Paper

1. Reading a Research Paper

1.1. Skim

1.2. Read intro. & conclusion

1.3. Read bold text & titles

1.4. understand flow & purpose of paper

1.4.1. grasp the basic argument

1.4.2. critique argument based on previous knowledge

2. Writing a Research Paper *takes practice and patience*

2.1. 2 types of Research Papers

2.1.1. Argumentative

2.1.1.1. used to persuade others

2.1.1.2. contains a thesis statement w/ supporting info

2.1.2. Analytical

2.1.2.1. used to explore a question or topic

2.1.2.2. contains a thesis statement w/ supporting info.

2.2. Steps to writing:

2.2.1. Establish a topic

2.2.1.1. narrow a topic through braininstorming

2.2.1.2. write down every fesible idea

2.2.2. Research the topic

2.2.2.1. Refer to "Reading a Research Paper"

2.2.3. Create an outline

2.2.4. develop a thesis statement

2.2.4.1. Thesis statement-states a claim on the topic

2.2.4.2. Supported throughout paper

2.2.5. create a draft

2.2.6. revise, edit, and proofread as necessary

3. Academic Integrity

3.1. Plagerism

3.1.1. Intentional

3.1.1.1. Deliberately using someone's paper, words, or ideas and not giving them credit for it

3.1.1.2. knowing what your doing is wrong and doing it anyway.

3.1.2. Unintentional

3.1.2.1. incorrectly using citations

3.1.2.2. NOT knowing what your doing wrong