14 Oct How to Excel in Research Work
In continuation with our previous blogs on upgrading student profiles, here is another one on how to excel in writing a research paper. With all the other things you have going on as a student, writing a paper can seem like an unnerving task. Many students choose not to indulge themselves in this time-consuming task as apart from time, the research area needs a lot of dedication and commitment.
Overlooking time and commitment, there are numerous benefits that research provides to students if they start as early as in their high schools. Research experience allows students to have a better understanding of the world around them, learn to apply whatever they have learned in their classrooms, determine an area of interest, and also helps them to jump-start their careers as researchers. Through exposure to research as students, many of them discover their passion for research and continue on to graduate studies. Researches also help them develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. Apart from all these, writing a research paper can add 5 stars to your profile while applying for Overseas universities.
So here are few tips to generate interest in research.
- Spend more time in Laboratory experiments –
If you are a student of sciences, then there is no escape route for you from laboratory experiments. Try to focus and understand the practicality of concepts you have learned in classes and apply the same in labs. Also, try and participate in project exhibitions at school or any other level. Convert your finding of experiments into a research paper.
- Try to find out problems in your vicinity –
Like the way charity starts from home, the best way to identify a research area is by trying to find out problems faced by society in your vicinity. Problems like difficulty faced by students in their education, problems faced by residents of your own city, what makes you buy a particular product and many more like these can give you research topics.
- Talk to academicians –
Another way that can give thrust to your research is by talking to your teachers. You can talk and assist your teachers in their research work thereby gaining hands-on experience in researches.
- Improve your reading skills –
The best way to find and generate interest in your research area is to read existing literature. The more you will read and more you will get insights. Another benefit of doing the same is you can learn the ways of doing the research in a better way.
- Participate in conferences –
As a student, you can actively participate in academic and non-academic conferences worldwide. This will help in your research and also you will earn additional points in your university applications.
- Library resources –
If your questions about researching are still unanswered, there are ample of places out there to help you out. In fact, many high school and university libraries offer resources not only for faculty members’ and students’ research but for the larger community. So, make sure, you check out library websites for research guides or access to specific databases.
Skill Mapping also specializes in research work with its students worldwide. We will help you in identifying your research areas and also will facilitate in getting it published in journals and magazines.
Dr. Shweta Miglani is an academician who brings along the experience of 18+ years in the industry. She is a doctorate in Viral marketing and is a Certified Career Coach as well. She is a professor at one of the leading institutes in the city and runs a Career Consulting firm by the name of Skill Mapping, in Ludhiana. She help prepares students by working on their profile so that they get future-ready for any course/college and thereby, guiding them in their career-related decisions. She strongly believes in creating a right fitment between student’s skill and interest and thereby supporting skill mapping ideology for “Mentorship for life”