writing research papers: appendix
Often students need extra help with the organization, grammar, and formatting of research papers. The appendix provides a writer's checklist enabling students to determine if their papers are complete and acceptable. The checklist also acts as a reference for thoroughly checking papers for writing and grammatical errors.
In addition, the appendix contains a systematic framework for writing a thesis sentence. A list of strong verbs allows students to choose verbs which strengthen and clarify their sentences while a list of transitional words helps students keep ideas flowing between and within paragraphs. Finally, a sample outline and rubric are presented.