Do you hate writing research reports? Most people do! This ‘down-to-earth’ 20-page article covers writing a college-level Cause/Effect Research Report in three easy steps from beginning to end. Throughout its pages are numerous links and examples that were selected to walk students through the process of choosing a topic, completing their research, and writing a well-organized research report.
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Write Your Cause/Effect Research Report Right (Now
Beginning anything is often the hardest part. How do you effectively 'begin' the body of your research report?
Write Your Cause/Effect Research Report Right (Now!)
Many writing textbooks will tell you that you should hold off on writing your introduction until you have the rest of the report written. There is logic in that; after all, how can you 'introduce' what doesn't yet exist? By writing the report first, you will know exactly what you are going to write, and what order you will write it in. You can then echo that in your introduction. For example, if while writing the report you discover that the topics you covered ended up being broken down into five distinct areas, you could then write an introduction that states exactly that. Or, if while researching the topic, you found yourself changing your mind and adopting a totally different point of view on the subject, your introduction could well reflect the fact that people who research this area could very well change their minds on the issue. These are good arguments for waiting to write your introduction until the report is finished.