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Reading a Research Paper

Before you start work on your own research paper, you should read a paper created by another student. As you read, note how the writer gathers interesting details from a variety of sources, both online and in print. Click on the side notes to study the different parts of the research paper.

Reading a Student Model

This research paper details what scientists know about Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The overall structure of the paper includes a beginning paragraph, multiple body paragraphs, an ending paragraph, and a works-cited page. The writer uses in-text citations to credit sources.

This lesson is a part of the Writing Research Papers unit.

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