Directions On How To Write A Good Research Paper About Dolphins


The dolphin is a cetacean mammal that is related to porpoises and whales. They are found throughout the world in the shallower seas. They are carnivores who like to eat squid and fish. When you are asked to write a research paper about dolphins, you will want to conduct some research to decide a specific topic to write your paper on. A good research paper will assimilate a lot of the information that you find into a cohesive paper that focuses on a topic and works to prove it.

When it comes to writing a good research paper there are some things that you can do to make sure that it is good.

  1. Research dolphins as a general topic
  2. The first part is to conduct some research by reading different types of print from articles, journals, and books. You want to just read and take a few general notes. Make sure to keep track of all of your sources so that you can refer to them later.

  3. Brainstorm main ideas
  4. Then you will want to start to generate a list of ideas about some of the main points that you learned through your research. One of these will become the topic for your paper.

  5. Choose the best one
  6. You will now want to narrow it down to one. It is a good idea to make a mini-outline for each of the brainstormed topics. If you can’t think of a main point and three supporting facts, then you should nix that topic and use another one instead. Choose your strongest topic.

  7. Develop an outline
  8. The next step will be to expand your outline to include more information. You should consider using complete sentences so that it makes the writing process easier.

  9. Write a rough draft
  10. Expand on your outline to create a rough draft next. You can include transitions to your outline first so that you are creating links between main topics and not subtopics.

  11. Edit your draft
  12. You will need to edit your draft to make sure that it is error free. There is no reason to loose points because of small spelling or grammatical errors. You should read it through several times to make sure that you have not missed anything. It helps to read it out loud as if you were presenting the material to a group. It will cause you to read slower and your eyes won’t fix as many errors automatically.