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Geology Writing Guide

What kind of paper do you need to write?

Primary vs Literature-Based Research Papers

SUNY Oswego is committed to helping its students become skilled writers.  Each major has a number of courses that give students an opportunity to develop and refine their writing.  This guide was designed to support Geology students in writing two types of research papers:

Primary Research Paper

A paper about experimental scientific research that you have done.

Outline of the paper:

Literature-Based Research Paper

A paper that uses the peer-reviewed literature to investigate your research question.

Outline of the paper:

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