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posted: 12/12/2020 at 11:22:53 AM ET
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Research Paper writing is an essential part of a university student’s life. Some students write research papers during their undergraduate studies whereas for some students it's the first time during masters or even PhD. Sooner or later every student has to write one during the course of studies, thus the importance of a good research paper cannot be neglected. Also, in the past few years’ research paper writing has become imperative to changing academic trends. Research paper writing is a form of academic writing but it is more comprehensive and has certain specific requirements. In a research paper it's not just about writing the researched material or presenting the analysis, the research paper consists of certain sections and has a certain formatting style that must be followed. Due to these minute yet important requirements, some students prefer to pay for research paper and get the work done from academic writers.

If you have an interest in academic writing and you are also familiar with research paper writing but have difficulty understanding what sections are to be covered in a research paper, you just landed at the right blog. We will take you through the main sections of a research paper, after reading this blog you would be able to structure your research paper in a better way. Also, it would give you an idea on what sections to cover hence making your research more focused and structured.

The main sections of a research paper are:
● Cover Page
● Abstract
● Introduction
● Background
● Methodology
● Results
● Conclusion
● Appendices

Cover Page

A research paper needs a cover or title page like any other paper. The cover page has your name and other co-writers' names if there are any. It also contains any institution’s affiliations as well if it exists.


Abstract is the first section of a research paper but actually it is written after completion of research work. It is basically an overview of the research paper and summarizes your area of study. The abstract includes details like the research question, it’s significance, methods of research and findings.


This section of the research paper includes the thesis statement; you clearly state your research question here. The introduction of a research paper tells the reader the purpose of your research, what problem you tend to solve through this research. The introductory paragraphs should be formulated in a manner that it gives an idea to the reader what is to follow in this paper.


In this section of the research paper, some background information is given on the chosen topic. Whatever topic you have chosen for your research would have some previous research as well. Thus you initially define the previous theories and research. Then briefly you could talk about what further you tend to study regarding the topic. These details will help the reader to understand your paper.


In this section of the research paper you discuss all the methods by which you gathered information like qualitative or quantitative methods. It also specifies any experiments or surveys conducted as part of this research project.

In this section, you state your findings and let the reader know what you believe about the subject based on your research. What were your thoughts in the introduction of the research paper and what you believe now? Has your research accepted or rejected your view on the topic of discussion? All these questions are answered in the result part of the research paper.

In conclusion, you explain your results, you explain why or why not the results are significant. This section gives room to the writer to evaluate the results. Finally, you could suggest if the study requires more research.


Appendices are added when the information is too dense for a research paper. It includes the supplementary information that is important for the reader to know but not an integral part of the research paper.

By including all these sections in your research paper, you are good to go with composing a well written research paper. Still, writing a research paper can be exhausting. It becomes more challenging with taking care of all the requirements and formatting and you might still be wondering how to write my research paper? So if that’s the case and even after reading this blog you believe you need help you can always go with the option to contact academic writing companies and ask them to do my research paper. These companies have the best writers who will provide you with the best draft you are looking for.

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posted: 12/14/2020 at 8:40:06 AM ET
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posted: 12/15/2020 at 11:14:08 AM ET
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