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Common Errors Students Might Make In Research Writing

Updated on October 26, 2018
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Cerys Collins Working as a Teacher at Kent University. She loves to read books, novels, magazine, writing articles.


It tells the professor what you have learned in the particular course and then they give you marks accordingly.

When it comes to research writing it is one of the most daunting tasks for many students due to which they usually make some common errors in their paper that directly effect on their marks. If you concentrate a little these errors are easy to avoid. In this article we shed light on some common errors students might make in research writing. Have a look at them and try to avoid them as much as you can if you really want to get good grades:

  • Don’t concentrate on your deadline:

This is the most common mistake almost every student makes. They don’t concentrate on the deadline of the paper and think they have a lot of time to complete it. Remember, if you don’t want to miss the deadline of the paper try to start it as soon as possible. Make a proper timetable and give at least one or two hours daily to your paper if you really want to complete it on time and want to take good grades. Make sure to set a proper timetable in a manner that you must have enough time, in the end, to edit and proofread your paper. Making proper timetable at the start will keep the late nights and stress to at least no matter how near the deadline of the paper is.

  • Getting unorganized:

This is another most common error that most students make. Doing great research doesn’t mean that you can also write a great research paper if you don’t keep your research material organized. Outline plays a major role in this regard. Carefully check out each point in the outline and arrange your paper accordingly in order to avoid any hurdle at the end of the day.

  • Being scared to take help:

Writing a research paper is not an easy task and every one of us struggles with writing a research paper now and again. If you are one of them then don’t be afraid to take help from your professors or advisors they are there to guide you in a better way. You can anytime ask them for their help without being afraid. Ask them how to start and what the basic parts of the paper are. Divide the research into small parts as it will be easier for you to write. Don’t waste your precious time and wait till the very last second to ask them for help.

  • Make the research topic too wide:

The too broad research topic is always difficult to write. Once you begin developing the ideas for the paper, try to narrow down your topic even further otherwise it will be difficult for you in the end to conclude the research question. Remember a good research question is one that is precise and clear.

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