Coming Up With Fresh Literature Research Paper Ideas: Essential Rules

The differentiation between a research paper and a paper for which no research is performed is, at the same moment, simple and complex: A non-research paper is about a text and you, the writer, and your proficiencies as a student of a text; A research paper, on the other hand, can be about that and/or something more.

Research in literature can and should contribute to the type of meticulous, and logical hard work that takes place in a scientific laboratory. We tend to bamboozle the course of critical writing and think of it as the product of brilliance rather than labor; nevertheless it frequently practices some of the same methods as those of hard science: establishing a hypothesis, accumulating data, examination of those data against the hypothesis, and then (finally) reaching an inference.

This article offers help about writing papers in literature. It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting.

  1. Step 1: Select a field of inquiry and develop a working hypothesis.
    • Pick a text that interests you, or a theme that you see operating in more than one text.
    • What is it about this theme that seems important to the text?
    • In what ways does understanding this one particular theme allow us to explain other, perhaps even larger, issues in the text?
    • Why?
    • How is it described?
  2. Step 2: Gather your sources.
    • What else has been scripted about your theme?
    • If no one has written on this specific theme then are there analytical essays or books that do deliberate this theme as it emerges in texts by other writers, or discuss this theme in a broad-spectrum?
    • Do scholars from other fields have anything to contribute to this debate?
  3. Step 3: Do your research.
    • Read through the sources that you have composed.
    • Pay attention to interesting opinions, exclusively as they convey to your project or where they seem to offer opposite ideas.
  4. Step 4: Make a mental map.
    • Open by listing those four subtopics as parts we will have to advance.
    • Establish a cognizance of how the topic is treated.
  5. Step 5: Start writing.
    • Start by writing your intro, and then move through your framework.
    • Be thoughtful to moments of achievable connective contemplation between and across paragraphs.
  6. Step 6: Give It a Name

Your title can be wily or straight. It should, give the readers an indication of the issue of which the paper is about.