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Writing About History: Research Reports

Print PDF Writing Model: The report "Reasons for U.S. Involvement in War" is an example of a research report. It contains elements often found in these compositions, such as a thesis, footnotes, and a bibliography. This report examines a big idea: why the United States goes to war. Your report also examines a big idea: why have people immigrated to the United States. Look at "Reasons for U.S. Involvement in War" to see how it handles such a big topic.

Read the entire report, then explore its elements. Use what you learn to outline and draft your own research report about immigration to America. You may also use the writing model as a self-check—does your composition have similar elements that make for good research writing?