A great way to identify the steps you need to take in order to write a research paper.

 

CHOOSE A TOPIC
Choose which interest you and challenges you, Select a subject you can manage. Avoid subjects that are too technical, learned, or specialized. Avoid topics that have only a very narrow range of source materials.

SURF THE NIGHT
Search topic that is relevant to your topic and juts down the full bibliographical information.

STATE YOUR THESIS
Do some critical thinking and write your thesis statement down in one sentence. Your thesis statement is like a declaration of your belief. The main portion of your essay will consist of arguments to support and defend this belief.

MAKE A TENTATIVE OUTLINE
The purpose of an outline is to help you think through your topic carefully and organize it logically before you start writing. A good outline is the most important step in writing a good paper. Check your outline to make sure that the points covered flow logically from one to the other. Include in your outline an INTRODUCTION, a BODY, and a CONCLUSION. Make the first outline tentative.

WRITE A DRAFT
Start with the first topic in your outline. Read all the relevant notes you have gathered that have been marked.  And review your draft and correct the errors

FINALIZE YOUR PAPER
Aim to have your final paper ready a day or two before the deadline. This gives you peace of mind and a chance to triple check. All formal reports or essays should be typewritten and printed, preferably on a good quality printer. Proofread final paper carefully for spelling, punctuation, missing or duplicated words. Make the effort to ensure that your final paper is clean, tidy, neat, and attractive. And once again check your paper there is no room for errors

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