The topic of your paper and the selected literature should be adjacent.
If you used any sort of data validation, this will typically follow the methodology and literature sections.
Leave margins of your essay 1″ (2.5 cm) at the top, bottom, left and right sides of each and every page. Exception is made for page numbers which are placed 1/2″ (1.25 cm) from the top upper-right hand corner, flushed to the right margin.
A title page is not essential for a research paper unless specifically requested by your teacher.
The Introduction is one of the most important elements of any great research paper, and interestingly enough, often written LAST.
This is because the purpose of the introduction is to grab the attention of the reader, this is done by presenting the reader with the topic, and using the thesis statement as an opportunity to ‘hook’ the attention of the reader.The Body is the heartiest part of the essay, it includes many fact-rich paragraphs or subsections and will allow you to build upon your thesis statement by providing facts to support your argument.This section should not only elaborate on your opening statement, but also provide insight into the methods used to conduct your research and include investigative points or answers to questions pondered.Thank you for your effort but we expect more from you.Regardless of the nature of your research, if you are writing a paper an outline will help you to not only organize your thoughts, but also serve as the template for your entire paper.You will also want to consider using a literature overview.This is achieved by documenting the literary sources used to support your theories and hypothesis.If your teacher prefers the first page of your essay not be numbered, you will begin numbering with page 2. Do not underline the title, or put a period at the end of the title.Proper names of people and places as well as important words should be capitalized in the title, but prepositions and conjunctions are normally shown in lower case letters, e.g. The same rule applies to headings and subheadings as well.In order to better acquaint yourself with the structure of an outline, check out sample research papers online.The USC Guide to Making an Outline will also help you.