A research paper is a piece of academic writing that employs the author’s or student’s original research to support the claim or thesis he seeks to prove and which he states at the very beginning of it, incorporating analysis and interpretation of his findings.
As a beginner, writing is neither an easy nor natural process, since your mind must piece together the thoughts, ideas, feelings, and emotions that comprise the conceptualization for writing themes, plots, scenes, characters, settings, and the interactions that are illustrated through dialogue. Next you must assemble and organize them all, using tools known as words, which become grouped in the ever-expanding parts of sentences, paragraphs, pages, chapters, and, perhaps, full-length books. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation must always be kept in mind. This requires continual practice so that these components can be connected by means of neuropathways in the brain. Finally, they must be channeled through the motor skills down the arm to the hand and transformed into paper- or computer-captured expressions. This process may require years and even decades to perfect, until it becomes second-natured to you.
FIRST WRITING ATTEMPT:
Before you place your pen on the paper, think about what you wish to say and then capture it in the form of words and sentences. After you have written a significant portion of it, whether it be a few paragraphs or pages, you can concern yourself with structure, grammar, and spelling. Expression is primary. Correction is secondary. There is a difference between writing better and feeling better about what you write. The latter breeds self-satisfaction and confidence.
While everyone may strive to write well, it may first be important point to define what writing poorly may be. Poor writing entails one or more of the following elements: poor conception, poor argument, lack of clarity, unpersuasive and trivial points, poor organization, incoherence, and general weakness. Mechanics, as previously stated, can always be amended or corrected. Writing, whether “good” or “bad,” can thus be reduced to two aspects.