The very thought of writing a research paper may seem frightful. But this fear is more likely to be a fear of the unknown rather than of the amount of work you would have to do. Regardless, before you set about writing, you should understand what this type of academic writing is.
Writing about something more general (for example, a book) often turns out to be more difficult than dealing with something specific (for example, one character of the book). Therefore, try to make your subject more defined.
The work must first of all be focused on your point of view rather than on the ideas of other people.
Make sure in your work that you distinguish between reliable and less reliable sources, facts and opinions, etc. Don’t just summarize the ideas of others as if they were of equal weight and importance.
Many teachers insist that the paper must be written in accordance with specific requirements on the use of sources, documentation methods, etc. Don’t forget about those requirements so that you don’t go off track. Keep the guidelines close by so that you can specify some points along the way.
Make sure your paper has a good structure. Not only will it bring order to your thoughts, but it will also make it possible to find the information you need quickly.