Student research papers | College of Biological Sciences
Student Research Papers - Advanced Writers
Once the students are added to the site, you can decide if you want the site to be public (open to the world) or various degrees of private, which can vary from closed to everyone outside of William & Mary, to closed to all but subscribers, to closed to all but students in the class. You can even set individual passwords on individual pages to further suit your needs. However, one of the main benefits of creating a WordPress website to publicly display student research is that the site is PUBLIC, meaning a research paper is no longer a secret relationship between the faculty member and the student, but a public exhibition of the type of work the student produces. Faculty members I’ve spoken to who have been using this model of submission for student research papers have seen a marked improvement in the overall caliber of writing the students produce. Knowing that your research paper is just a Google search away from the eyes of the rest of the world has a way of concentrating the mind.
Student Research Papers | Department of Earth Science
Student research papers must explore a question, problem, or issue. You must state a thesis at the outset, also known as a hypothesis, and the rest of your paper must build a case that supports your thesis, argument or main point. You are not merely summarizing information, as you might do with a high-school paper, but taking a position with the best evidence you can find in the literature. Here's how a colleague, history professor Jeff Horn, expresses this concept in the writing guidelines he distributes to his students: "All papers must have a thesis. Providing information is not enough. There must be a point to your work. The thesis of your paper should be a declarative sentence that makes an argument of some kind and shows why a topic or idea is significant."