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Writers' Center

Eastern Washington University


Welcome to our workshop guide. We have created these online workshops for you (faculty, students, and staff). Please feel free to use and share these workshops.

Getting Started with the Research Project

Getting Started with the Research Project

A research paper is an essay that analyzes a perspective or point and gives facts that support this interpretation. In short, a research paper presents a point and argues it to prove its validity. To write an effective research paper, students must be able to use critical thinking and analysis, organizing information to present the topic and defend it.