What Is a Good Title for My Research Paper?

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The title of a research paper should outline the purpose of the research, the methods used and the overall tone of the paper. The title is important because it is the first thing that is read. It is important that the title is focused, but not too general or too detailed.

It is a good idea to create a working title first. This title helps focus the research and writing but can be changed if needed. The final title should be a phrase or a question that indicates the subject and scope of the research while generating the reader’s interest and enthusiasm for the topic.