Do you hate writing research reports? Most people do! This ‘down-to-earth’ 20-page article covers writing a college-level Comparison/Contrast 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 Comparison/Contrast Research Report Rig
Writing a research report is your chance to show that you are an expert on your chosen subject. You will sound more authoritative if you write using 'third person' point of view.
Write Your Comparison/Contrast Research Report Right (Now!)
*POV: Be certain that your research report assignment doesn't have a POV (Point of View) requirement. Most research reports are effectively written using 'third person' point of view. Using this POV, the author refrains from using the terms "I", "me", "my" or "mine". Instead of stating, "I feel that capital punishment is unethical," it is better to write that, "Many experts feel that capital punishment is unethical," (then supply the research to back the statement up.) Nothing weakens a research report more effectively than having statements such as, "I feel", "I believe", "I have found", etc. A reader (i.e. your instructor) will look at those phrases and think, "What makes you an expert on this topic?"