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Tutorial On Composing A Research Paper On Bullying In The Philippines

Bullying is a serious topic that affects many, and the Philippines is not immune to this social issue. Unfortunately, this problem is prevalent, even in foreign nations. So information shouldn’t be difficult to find, especially if you have access to databases and helpful librarian. One other hint to remember is to take this broad topic and narrow it down to one specific type or aspect, like prevention, hazing, or cyber stalking for example. Also, stick with the more reliable web sources (if a database is not an option) that end in .gov, .edu, or .org.

Furthermore, the same steps apply to composing a research paper on bullying in the Philippines.

This tutorial will cover the research process in relation to this topic:

  • Creating a thesis statement
  • Composing an outline
  • Writing the rough draft

Devising an Effective Thesis

After looking over your notes, you will need to develop a thesis statement. A strong thesis will tell your reader what exactly will be addressed in your research paper in bullying, kind of like a road map.

When creating this statement, you will be answering any one or more of the following questions:

  • What do I think about the issue?
  • Why is this issue important?

The Outlining Phase

Remember those questions from the beginning of this process? If you reword them into statements, they will serve as the headings of your outline with the thesis and intro falling into the first section (Roman Numeral 1). The information that you found will serve the purpose of supporting the main idea and will fall under the subheadings.

At last! The Rough Draft

The outline will write the rough draft for you. You will need to add some background information that relates to your tract in the introduction while placing the thesis statement at the end of this paragraph. Your headings will serve as topic sentences for the body paragraphs, and your findings from articles will serve as direct quotes or paraphrased sentences that support each topic sentence, which, in turn, supports the thesis. (Don’t forget to cite correctly.) You will follow the same exact order as your outline as you draft your assignment.

So this is the basic procedure for completing this project. If you follow these tips, you will break down a seemingly daunting task into smaller, more manageable steps.