How To Make A Concept Paper For Your Research

So, you need to write your concept paper…do you know where to start?

I bet your answer is NO, because you are here – in my blog, scanning the easiest tips I can offer.

Fret not because I am going to make it worth your time. I have been doing Research Papers for quite some time. I am also teaching these ways to my students and some clients.

This is not claiming that I am already an expert here, but those who I helped have passed through this phase and now writing the different succeeding chapters of their research paper.

But, for you, here are practical tips on how to make a concept paper the most effective way.

Follow a template. Ask it from your school and if there is none that is available to grab, MAKE ONE.

This is what I always say to my students. It was fortunate for them because I provide them with a template. You can ask your school if they produce one. However, if they don’t and can’t, then you should start drafting yours.

Now, let me tell you.

Looking back, I was once like you who doesn’t know where to start when I was required to come up with a concept paper for my Master’s thesis.

I was very lost that time. I have read a lot of literature related to my topic. My brain was overloaded with information and it felt like it was going to explode.

Is that dilemma relatable to you? For sure, that explains why you are here! ^_^

How did I make it through?

  • I outlined what I should do.
  • I organized my thoughts.
  • I made my own template.

Try! It did work for me!

Ask your adviser or teacher, what is the next step after the writing the concept paper.

Actually, this tip number 2 supports tip number 1. In crafting your template, you should know what is expected of you on the next phase. Your template should prepare you for it.

The usual case would be to come up with a Research Title or a manuscript ready for Outline Defense (Proposal Manuscript).

Since you are still on the process of conceptualizing your paper, you may refer to a FULL BLOWN manuscript and read The Chapters before RESULTS. Therefore, the important elements that you may consider in making your concept paper are

  • WORKING TITLE (Temporary)
  • PROBLEM OR CASE YOU WANT TO EXPLORE (Purpose of the study)
  • SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR STUDY (Beneficiaries)
  • REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE (At least 5 authors)
  • THEORY, CONCEPT, PROPOSITION (Anchor)
  • RESEARCH DESIGN (Quantitative, Qualitative, Action Research)

Fill the template with contents.

This should be no-brainer.

How are you going to write a concept paper, if you will not really put any action to make it done? No magic spell can make that happen. You just need to write and work on it.

Here is one secret that I am revealing to you. Once you fill those elements in your template the contents it requires, it will cast the magic spell of RELIEF that you are now done.

For my final note, START WRITING.

There is no way you can pass this phase, but to dedicate some time and effort in organizing your thoughts. No matter how you hate writing it, still do the WRITING.

For sure, you can do it.

If you need more help on how to write a research paper, leave your comment below so that I’ll know how to reach you!

I would be very happy to help!

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