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UU ENG 106 -- Summer 2017 Ms Johnson: Types of Research Papers

The Personal Research Paper

  • Grown out of interests
  • Personal experiences
  • Topic you want to learn more about
    • Have a better understanding of

Possible topics:

  • History of an event (holiday, war, political movement)
  • Bullying
  • Gender Identity 
  • Education

The Analytical Research Paper

  • Taking apart to examine closely
  • Seeking to understand a relationship between two things
  • Cause and effect
  • Compare and contrast

Example topics: 

  • Causes of cancer
  • Select two or more similar things (presidents, cities, diseases) and compare and contrast
  • What effect an artist has on future artists

The Argumentative Research Paper

  • Logical
  • Believable
  • Persuasive
  • Convincing reader of something 
  • Debatable

Possible topics:

  • Vaccinations
  • Political issues
  • Controversial topics
    • Choose a side

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