An excellent resource for those trying to get a sense of how to write a research paper is Dialogues@RU: A Journal of Undergraduate Research. Published as a peer and faculty edited scholarly journal from 2002-2007 by the Writing Program at Rutgers, Dialogues exhibits some of the better work produced by students taking the Research in the Disciplines (355:201) course at Rutgers. Papers published here generally received a grade of B+ or A and offer some good models for how to do the scholarly research paper. They also show you a wide variety of ways a successful paper might be written. We may look at a paper or two from here in class, but I urge you to check it out on your own.