Challenges of Writing a Research Essay

Before entering the UWB, I was working hard to obtain the higher education because I was very concerned with my future education and career. At the same time, I had to work hard on writing essays as an integral part of the academic activities performed by students in any college or University. When I entered the UWB, I believed that I might confront certain challenges but I was certain that I would overcome them easily. At any rate, I did not expect to confront difficulties, while writing essays because I had a considerable experience in this field and I was certain that I would be able to write essays successfully. However, when I entered the UWB I had confronted the major challenge, when I had to start writing research essays, which were quite different from all those essays I had written before and the new experience had proved to be quite challenging for me.

In fact, I used to write different types of essays, such as persuasive essays, argumentative essays, admission essays, five paragraph essays and others. However, I had never had the experience of writing research essays before I had entered the UWB. Conventional essays I used to write helped me to develop an effective approach to essay writing since I started with elaboration of the plan based on brainstormed ideas, I structured and organized the ideas logically and wrote essays. When I completed drafts of my essays, I read them, revised and edited and after that I completed my work on essays. Basically, this approach worked pretty well until I started to work on research essays, which were different from conventional essays. To put it more precisely, I could not forecast accurately what findings I can make in the course of my work on research essays. More important, I did not know exactly how to conduct the research and what I should start from. As a result, I had substantial difficulties with writing research essays because I had to learn how to conduct the research first.

To tackle the problem of writing research essays, I referred to the assistance of my peers first. I just tried to collect as much information as I could about the research essays a t large and about the research process in particular. I found many useful tips concerning writing research essays. For instance, some of my peers offered me using online libraries and databases to look for the information I was looking for. Others recommended me to refer to librarians, who could have assisted me in my research work. I followed the recommendations I had got from my peers and I had reached my first success in writing research essays by that time. Searching online libraries and databases I found plenty of information related to the topic of my research. In addition, the librarian helped me to use reliable resources and recommended me to use peer-reviewed journal articles as the basis for my research activities and my research essay.

However, at that stage I had got another problem. I had got plenty of information, which I could hardly process. At that moment, I decided to refer to my instructor to ask for a piece of advice concerning my research essay. The instructor helped me to continue my work on my research essay. To put it more precisely, he suggested me to narrow down the topic of my research and to make a literature review focusing on articles that are the most related to my topic. After that I could identify key findings that have been already made in the field of my interest and I could focus on new aspects of the researched topic. In such a way, analyzing the available literature I had managed to reveal existing gaps in studies conducted by other researchers and identify the specific topic that I had to research and that was new in the field of my interest. On the ground of the collected information, I had managed to conduct the extensive research and to find responses to my research questions. In such a way, I had managed to complete my first research essay.

At that moment, I was uncertain whether my essay was good enough. Hence, I decided to use the strategy, which I had already used to apply before, when I was uncertain about the quality of my essays. I referred to my peers again and asked them to review my research essay. As they reviewed the essay, they offered me some recommendations, which I analyzed and made some changes in my research essay. In fact, that was the last stage of my work on the research essay and, by that time, I had finally learned how to create research essays.

Thus, the experience of writing a research essay had proved to be quite challenging for me. Nevertheless, now I have overcome those challenges due to the assistance of my peers, librarians and my educator.

 

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