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How To Compose A Research Paper Introduction, Body And Conclusion

All research paper structures are the same which makes them pretty easy to create if you know what to put where. This article with give some insight into just that so that you can create great works of your own with ease. Keep in mind that research is a huge part of the process but after that is all done and you have notes on all of your research it is best to create an outline for your paper to make is easier to write. In order to do this though, you need to know what information goes where. Here is a guide for how to learn just how to organize your paper.

Three Parts of Any Research Paper

  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion


The introduction is where you introduce the topic of the work, so the reader knows what to expect to learn about in it. You want to hint at the ideas that will be going into it without giving too much away. It is a delicate balance between too much and too little information. You want to give them a taste of what is to come and entice them to read further so it should be interesting. It is the first thing they read, so it has to make them want to read further as well.


The body is where all of the real information goes. Usually, it is a five paragraph structure, so you have three body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should center around one single idea and relate well to the topic to prove something or show something about it. The topic is your main point, but these are your backup points to prove your main point. All of the information you gathered from each point goes in its respective body paragraph to give substance to your backup points


First you want to go back to your main point and explain once more why it is true or why it is what it is. This is your last chance to get them to understand you and your points. This should also be an ending. As the conclusion, it should conclude the paper nicely by wrapping up any loose ends and reiterating anything that needs to be said again.

As long as you know where everything goes and in what order, you should do just fine. Again, you do need the right information to make any of this work, and that takes some hard work as well but more or less they are pretty straight forward. Now that you know all of the steps you are ready to write one of your own!

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