The Cardinal Edge


Universities take pride in the research their school produces, as it demonstrates their dedication to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of various fields, not just STEM. Research by definition is an inquiry using current sources to guide and establish new facts in any field of study. Undergraduate student research falls under this umbrella of advancement and is a critical component of the research culture at any institution. A research paper includes four important sections: the abstract, introduction, methods, and results section. Each section takes the audience through the steps implemented by the student to answer their research question and conclude with their findings. Upon completion of the research paper, students open themselves up to the opportunity of publishing their work in academic research journals. This article aims to address how to write a research paper that is suitable for publication.