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Although the reasons nurses need to write research papers can vary, they all have one thing in common: writing helps students learn valuable skills that will help them in their nursing practice. Nurses learn how to write research papers.
Research on documents
Maintain an academic/professional tone
Attention to details
Take control of their time
What is a Research Paper?
Research papers are a type of academic writing that shows a student’s knowledge and research abilities, persuasion skills, and organizational skills. APA format is the most common format for research papers in nursing schools. It can be divided into three categories.
Analytical: A writer provides an analysis of a topic.
Argumentative: Although the paper is analytic, the writer uses evidence as evidence to support their argument and persuade readers.
Expository: A research paper is a written explanation of a topic with facts.
What is APA Style?
Scientists, educators, and nurses use the APA style most often. Other fields might use a different style such as APA, MLA, or Chicago. Style guides are used to ensure consistency in writing for a variety of criteria such as citations, font sizes, spacing, punctuation, and paragraph structure.
What is the structure of a research paper?
This structure is the foundation of a good research paper, regardless of its subject or style.
Introduction: This paragraph should introduce your topic and contain your thesis.
Body of the paper: These paragraphs should contain your analysis of a topic. They should also show evidence supporting the argument or explanation that you have made.
Conclusion: This section should summarize the main points of your paper and reaffirm your thesis statement. It also signals the end of your document to the reader.