Everything in your research paper should point back to the thesis statement.
Vignette or Story (for ethnographic research):
Introduction: one paragraph that summarizes what you will write and puts it into context. Should consist of 3 parts:
Context of Your Subject Matter:
This section can be mixed or separated with the next section, depending on your preference.
What Did You Learn?:
At least three paragraphs outlining what you learned from your research and how it connects to your thesis and theories. Prioritize and organize your main points and paragraphs to logically build to a compelling conclusion. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence, evidence, analysis, and a transition sentence:
Conclusion: one to three paragraphs that summarize what you learned
References list: a list of the sources you cited