In this tutorial, we learn how to write a research paper for school. To begin a research paper, start in the library. Grab books that all pertain to your subject, and research as much as you can. You can also search online to get background information on your subject. Make sure you cite your book on a note card in the correct format. Now, you can begin to write your research paper by starting out with an introduction paragraph that captures the attention of the reader and has good facts in it. Make sure to add quotes in your paper, and save it often if you're writing it on a computer.