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How should I go about writing a university research paper?

Hello everyone! I'm a high school junior and I have an assignment to write a research paper about a university. Can anyone please give me some advice on how to approach this? What should I focus on when writing a research paper about a college? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hi there! Writing a research paper about a university is a great opportunity to explore various aspects of higher education institutions. To start, you might want to choose a particular university you're interested in or even a group of similar universities (like Ivy League schools, liberal arts colleges, etc.).

Once you've selected your university, I'd suggest focusing on the following topics: 1) Admission selectivity (acceptance rates, average test scores, etc.), 2) Academic programs (majors offered, student-to-faculty ratio, research opportunities), 3) Campus life (housing, clubs, sports), and 4) Financial aid (tuition costs, scholarships, average debt upon graduation). You can find much of this information on the university's official website along with resources like CollegeVine and the College Board's Big Future website.

By addressing these key topics, you'll have a comprehensive research paper that highlights various aspects of the university experience. Good luck!

9 months ago

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