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Writing a research paper recap: From thesis statements to citations to conclusion

As we have seen in our series on writing a research paper, it’s important to allow yourself enough time to complete your assignment. The entire process begins with choosing your topic and includes research, creating thesis statements, writing, inserting citations, revising, formatting and writing your conclusion. Let’s review the highlights of the research paper writing […]


Writing a research paper pt 2: How to take notes that build on your thesis statements

Writing a research paper takes time and planning. Now you’ve narrowed yourself to a single topic and you can formulate one or more thesis statements. Then you’ll decide on one central statement for your paper. Your research will continue for at least another week as you learn how to take notes and gather your sources […]


Writing a research paper part 4: Revising, formatting, fine-tuning citations and writing your conclusion

In week four of writing a research paper you’re near the end of the process. However, you still have plenty to do. You’ll want to get feedback from your professor and make revisions to your paper. Double-check your citations to make sure that you avoid plagiarism. Oh, and don’t forget the formatting. You want the […]


Writing a research paper pt 3: How to write an outline, draft the paper and add citations

Now that you’ve chosen a topic and collected notes, it’s time to begin writing a research paper. In this article we’ll cover how to write an outline, create a rough draft of your paper and how to add citations. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in. How to write an outline When […]


You have research paper questions. #AskQuestia — We have the answers!

There are many points of stress in a college student’s life, but writing a solid research paper does not have to be one of them. College professors expect you to know the basics, but they may not have the time to help individual students with the fundamentals of paper writing. Besides, there is always that […]


How to debate your view when writing a research paper

Research paper topics assigned by your instructor often require you to argue an issue that you personally support. When writing a research paper that presents an argument you believe in you will want to know how to debate and present both sides, including the opposing viewpoints. That can be a real challenge. Here are a […]