How to use proof in your research paper

A research paper is an essay that examines or debates a particular topic. Whatever field of study you’re in, your research paper must provide your thoughts backed by the views and observations of others. Legal professionals study the experiences of others to draw comparisons and then applies them to their own case to justify their argument. Doctors interpret medical data and analyze them for patients who cannot communicate with their physicians.

Education is one area in which this is a frequent occurrence. One of the most popular papers I’ve had the pleasure of reading was written by Bahador Bahrami, an associate professor at the University of Toronto. He uses a similar technique to my own the presupposition reverser to demonstrate how our prior beliefs about a subject have led to a reality that was contrary. The essay starts with the words “Our beliefs about language are deeply ingrained.”

The premise is a well-constructed one, and so is the next part of his argument. As I said, his starting point is an assumption. It’s a great one. He then shows how his assumption regarding language causes problems with his writing. The issue lies in his use of language, but his entire argument is couched in his usage of language. He explains the reason for using the term “theorizing” in the last paragraph of his argument.

This is a good way to show the general importance of your writing and also your ability to analyze and critique information that already exists. Your writing isn’t going to be all that unique unless you use the skills you’re learning in your own research papers. I’m sure you do.

The crux of his argument is the assumption (and I am in agreement with this assumption) that your basic idea is true, and then begins to build his case from there. But, when you look over his arguments, you do not see the central idea at work until he explains it. He makes use of various presuppositions to back up his main point, thus stretching the meaning of the word “proposition” and “intuition” beyond recognition. He commits the fallacy or induction. See my previous blog post on this topic for more information on this subject.

To contest his argument, I would like to ask you what your main idea is. It doesn’t matter what the rest of us believe if you’re wrong. They have already seen that your idea isn’t logical and it’s not necessary to debate with them. If you’re right it doesn’t matter what other people believe. To prove your point, simply look at your argument.

Now, I know there are people who don’t agree and claim that there can be a main and a secondary argument. I’m not sure how significant this is, but it may be something that can be discussed by discussing the facts of your argument. At the moment, however I’m not going to. I’ll leave this to be an exercise in intelligence.

This subject isn’t easy and many students abandon it. But it doesn’t need to be. It is important to remember that the goal is to prove your point by using logic and evidence. Without a solid argument, this is not possible.

So, what makes a good argument for your essay? There are two kinds of proof: inductive and deductive. Deductive proofs are based solely on facts. It may seem simple however, if you look at it, you’ll realize that there are plenty of deductive arguments. For instance If I say that you shouldn’t buy this vehicle because of the problems that it has, then you’re already proving that my main argument is true.

The issue is that it’s easy to fall into the “slippery slope” of proof where you start using logic to justify your argument. You might argue, for instance that since I said the car was old and it was, therefore, true. You’d be correct but the fact is that you’ve presented a case and that’s all there is. Inductive arguments can be employed. For instance, you could say that since I said that you should purchase a car due to it being cheaper than another car brand and it’s true. The argument here is that because you have a personal experience with cars with lower prices that you should believe this particular brand more (since it has worked for you).

Proper proof is crucial to making your research paper effective and successful. Make sure you read your argument through to the very end. Also, make sure that you support your argument in the end of your paper before you let your reader take away any other information from your paragraph. This way, you can ensure that they get the main message – that your proof is solid and reliable.