Great Research Paper on Pros and Cons of School Uniforms
The topic of school uniforms has long been debated across the world. There have been many papers and articles written on the topic, so you have plenty of background information to get started. Once you've completed this reading, here are three tips to help you ensure your paper stands out.
Conduct your own research.
Form your own opinion on the subject, but be ready to present both sides of the argument. Talk to a school district representative whose area adopted, or at least considered adopting the uniforms. Ask them these questions, in addition to others you might come up with.
- Why did they want to adopt uniforms?
- What problems did they hope to solve?
- What was the feedback from students and parents on the idea?
- Did they actually adopt the uniforms?
- If not, why not?
- If so, have they seen the adoption of uniforms solve the
- problem they had hoped to solve?
- Have they seen the adoption of uniforms solve any additional problems?
- Have they seen problems created because of the uniforms?
- If the system decided against adopting the uniform, how have they gone about solving the problem they hoped the uniform would solve?
- Has this alternative worked?
Next, talk to students and parents about the subject. Consider the following questions for them.
- How did they feel when they first heard the idea of school uniforms?
- Were they for or against the idea?
- Did they feel that there were legitimate reasons the school wanted to adopt the uniform?
- Did they voice their opinion?
- Did their school adopt them?
- If the school did adopt uniforms, how do the parents and students feel about the uniforms now?
- Did adopting uniforms solve any problems?
- If the uniforms were not adopted, are there problems that still need to be solved that uniforms might have affected?
With these answered through your own research, you are armed with good information to back up your pros and cons, particularly when combined with the other research you've completed.
Outline Your Paper
An outline that organizes your information at a high level will help speed up the time it takes to write the paper and will help ensure that it flows in a logical fashion. Keep the information included in the outline brief, you can provide more detail as you write the paper.
Write, Edit, Rewrite.
A good research paper always has multiple drafts. Take your first crack at the paper, then read and look for ways to improve your arguments and make your paper stand out. It's a good idea to get help with this part of the process. Another reader can often see problems you overlook because you know the information so well. If you have difficulty with grammar, spelling and punctuation, enlist the help of someone who has these skills.