Research paper on HIV: How to be Unique

Everyone remembers when HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) was finally brought into the spotlight by the media and then all the research that has been following it since.

But how do you go about making your paper stand out above the rest?

Here are a few ways to do just that:

Make sure you are up to date on new research:

This can be a deal breaker for a writer. If they are using old research to write their paper on, then the medical community will not even look at it because they will ask “why is this new information to put out to our readers?” Bottom line is, make sure the research is making a new discovery in the world of HIV.

Check sites that may have useful information:

It is tedious to check websites all day long when researching, but sometimes a writer has no idea where to start when it comes to HIV, so the best place to start is by looking at web sites for prompts that will help light the spark. For example, The Huffington Post published an article about possible “Key research” in HIV that could help those that are suffering.

Create an introduction that will make them want to read on:

This goes without saying, but if you as the writer do not have an introductory sentence that will catch the reader’s eye, then they will think “why should I care? Why am I reading this?” As the writer, you want to hook them to make them keep reading. A shocking statistic would work or a powerful anecdote.

Make sure to define all terms that are being used:

All students at some point have read articles and wondered “what does that mean?” when it has come to a term that they do not know, and then have to go look it up, and re read the article. In the case with HIV, make sure to define what it is, how it affects the body, as well as any science terms that a normal person might not be able to understand. An example of this would be “immunodeficiency”. One looks at that word and can guess that it has something to do with the immune system but may not feel confident or sure why the term was used in the first place.

Bottom line: when it comes to being unique and trying to stand out from the rest, make sure that it is a paper that you would like to read and can understand.