There are two words that evoke instant anxiety in nearly every academic—research paper. A research paper is different from a research proposal also known as a prospectus , although the writing process is similar. A proposal is a persuasive piece meant to convince its audience of the value of a research project. Think of the proposal as the pitch and the paper as the finished product. Write with confidence.
Independent research grants center around a research question you seek to answer through the proposed methodology; you should be involved in multiple aspects of the research process including data collection, analysis, and synthesis of results regardless of what methodology is used to answer the proposed question. Your project can be completed during any eight weeks of the summer term. You can meet with an advisor to get started. The Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide summer housing. If staying in Evanston, many students leverage resources from Off-Campus Living to identify summer sublets.
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. Note that, if you have specific questions about how to write a research paper, you should always seek advice from your professor before you begin. Specific requirements stated by your professor will always supersede instructions provided in these general guidelines. Thanks to Dr.