This guide is intended to help you organize and write a quality academic research paper.Also included are recommendations regarding how to manage specific course assignments.
In addition to content and organization, writers of research papers should also be aware of grammar and style issues that directly affect the readability and strength of their printed work.
A strong introduction will encourage readers to read your entire research paper and help get your work published in scientific journals.
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As you can see in this figure, your introduction should start broadly and narrow until it reaches your hypothesis.
The first thing you want to do is to state your area of research and then immediately show what is already known. Start with a strong statement that reflects your research subject area and ask questions or pose statements to frame the problems your study explores.
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You can do this by describing the research problem you considered or the research question you asked (in the main body of the paper, you will offer the solution to the problem or the answer to the question) and by briefly reviewing any other solutions or approaches that have been tried in the past.
Now that you have given the background and set the context, the last part of the Introduction should specify the objectives of the experiment or analysis of the study described in the paper.