This subject guide is designed to help Koç University students on various types of academic writing issues that may be encountered as they work through their courses, including writing research papers, essays, literature reviews and more.
Without a research question, the readers will struggle to see what the research adds up to. Writers need a research question to guide the research leading up to the paper. Without a research question, the author also will struggle to figure out what information is needed.
With a research question, you can know what facts to look for and, when you find them, which ones to use in your paper.