Research and Evidence
Writing an essay is not a simple process of putting your thoughts on paper, major research has to be completed before anything is put down as part of the paper. If you want your essay to be an effective and convincing piece of writing you need to develop a certain strategy. Based on this strategy you will build a paper of evidence and logical persuasion. Research is essential for the successful outcome of your writing as it will provide you with necessary facts and details on your topic. Finding evidence in the facts helps you prove your idea stated in the thesis. Other less information found during your research can be used to further support your point of view and give readers better understanding of the matter discussed.
Research for any kind of paper involves three steps following which you will find more and use the most valuable information out of hundreds of sources.
1. Preparing is a process of brainstorming about what sources you will use, choosing a specific topic and actually planning your research method.
2. Evaluating starts from careful inspection of reliable sources and choosing them for your project. Since you already have established your topic, you will select only those materials concerning the subject matter.
3. Analysis is a stage on which gathered information is being finally scanned to be included in the essay. When relevant info is selected you should arrange your ideas in rational order supporting them with facts, thus forming logical chain of evidence for the proof of your thesis.
If you follow the steps mentioned above and always keep your thesis in front of you as a guiding light you will write a great paper. It is always important to remember what is the point of your writing and whether it is worth writing about. If the answer to the last question is “yes” you will find it easier to search for needed information as well as building a logically structured paper.
Based on the suggestions above your research process will successfully lead to a solid essay. It will give the inquiring reader all the appropriate answers to questions being discussed in your work.