Students who go in for higher studies will in most likelihood encounter the need to write and submit a research paper. Many students are anxious about turning in a quality paper as they are inexperienced but then student days are all about learning and once you have a research paper behind you you will feel much more confident in the subject of your research. Writing a research paper can be a good learning experience and a rewarding one.
A research paper can be an argumentative one or an analytical one. An argumentative paper takes a particular proposition - for example is a high rate of tax good? - And sets out in detail the pros and cons of the proposition. The author may arrive at a conclusion or leave it open after setting out both sides of the case in detail. An analytical paper evaluates all the sources of information considers existing propositions or interpretations on the subject and offers the authors own interpretation.