Begin to assemble your research paper by adding a central claim, supporting claims, evidence, and reasoning to your literature review. The document you submit to this assignment should include a title, introduction, your literature review, and at least three paragraphs to begin your discussion/argument section. In other words, you will mainly be adding your central claim and several supporting paragraphs to your literature review. Here is some additional guidance on completing this assignment: Begin with a claim. This claim may be 2-3 sentences long, and sometimes consist of an entire paragraph. Your claim should advance a particular point of view on the topic. You don't have to word your claim this way, but some scholars use these types of formulations to show how their ideas fit into what other scholars have said: I think that X is mistaken because she overlooks . . . . I disagree with X's view that . . . because recent research has shown . . . X's claim that . . . rests upon the questionable assumption that . . . so a more accurate understanding of the topic would assume . . . X is surely right about . . . because as he may not be aware, recent studies have shown that . . . X's theory of . . . is extremely usefl because it sheds insight on the difficult problem of . . . I agree that . . . a point that needs emphasizing since so many people believe . . . Although I agree with X up to a point, I cannot accept her overall conclusion that . . . because . . . Although I disagree with much of what X says, I fully endorse the final conclusion that . . . Though some research indicates . . . the majority of the evidence suggests that . . . Ensure your discussion offers something new. It is often the main challenge to discover a new perspective on the facts and research presented in the literature review. It might help to construct your discussion section around one of the following: Offering a potential solution to a problem presented in the literature review, Presenting a new way of interpreting the evidence presented in the literature review, or Outlining a practical plan for addressing (or responding to) the issue presented in the literature review. Write your discussion section to your particular audience. Who are your readers, and what are their needs and concerns? Are you writing to a group of city planners, community college teachers and administrators, parents and child therapists, or Orange County realtors? You are writing a scholarly research paper for a scholarly or professional journal, so you will need to imagine the journal and the scholars or professionals who are most likely to read this journal. Once you have this rhetorical context in mind, it becomes easier to construct a meaningful claim. Include at least two supporting body paragraphs for your claim, and avoid restating facts already established in your literature review. You can reflect back to information in the literature review, but the purpose should be to show how the information supports the claims set forth in the argument section. You can also bring in new sources in the argument section to deepen the information already set forth in literature review, but this isn't absolutely necessary. Often, reflecting back to the sources in the literature review (and potentially offering a few additional quotes or paraphrases from these sources) will be enough evidence to support your claims.