How to write a research paper in English Literature?

By Priya Chetty on November 30, 2011

Writing  requires a great deal of information to be included in it. Writing papers on English literature requires more home work to be done than any other topic. It requires using skills you have inherited during previous courses of English literature. Research paper on English literature is supposed to written of highest standard. The topic chosen for English literature research must not be covered or researched before. It should be an original one.

It is a significant question before every one who is going to write this area. He first of all has to go by all prominent and available writing on English literature. You must also go through the references and bibliography written by eminent scholars such as those of Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, and many more. Writings by William Shakespeare cannot be forgotten when you review previous English literature writings. English literature paper includes Introduction, your arguments  to cover in-depth analysis of topic chosen by you, and followed by conclusion. Your conclusion must be given in such a way that in shows further need for research on that topic.

English literature is the work written in English. When you review the previous writings one thing you must take into consideration that you must not copy it and paste to your paper. You can chose topics from literature reviews of eminent English writers as Christmas carol, The adventures of Oliver Twist, The importance of being Ernest, The jungle book, etc.

You must not also forget using styles in writing research papers. You must follow the specific style suggested by your university/supervisor while writing. APA and MLA are one of the most referencing styles used in referencing sources from where you have chosen matter to include in your paper. Your work must be free to any type of grammatical, spelling, and printing errors. It should be proof read and sense read before going to submit it. Although, it is a tougher task to carry out but take it as a interesting one. In research papers, understanding the key to write is an important task to undergo thoroughly. Once you understand this, your work would get easier and you can write it in a specified time.


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