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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 […]


8 tips on how to compose a college research paper

College students dread the research paper. But in actuality, writing a research paper is not so difficult or time consuming if you know what you’re doing. Following a step-by-step plan or outline will make your task seem less like a chaotic jumble. So here are some tips on how to compose a research paper.


Your 7-step research paper checklist so you meet the grading criteria

Based on personal experience, I can matter-of-factly tell you that research paper grading criteria can vary among college professors. So how do you figure out if your paper will meet the criteria your professor is looking for? Different topics will be more important to different professors, so you’d be wise to initially review the research […]


How to write an essay: Stretch a three paragraph idea into a five page gem

Does the idea of writing an essay fill you with dread? You’re not alone. But learning how to write an essay is easy once you get used to the essay structure. Unlike a research paper where you are using the viewpoint of other researchers, in an essay you’re going to frame your own point of […]


Tips for writing a research paper on advertising effectiveness

I’m an instructor at the Rutgers Business School and I teach courses on Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Viral Video Marketing. Let me share some tips for writing a research paper on advertising effectiveness – just to pick one topic out of more than 40 topics related to advertising that you might tackle.


Legal issues: Topic ideas for your research paper

When you study law there are plenty of legal issues to consider when choosing research topic ideas for your term paper. You will want to start with a broad category like civil or criminal law. From there, fine tune it so that you eventually get down to a specific research paper topic like tort reform […]


How to self-edit your college term paper

Being your own editor is often difficult. You know what your paper is supposed to say, and you tend to skim over your own writing without a critical eye. You need to make a clear thesis, include pertinent supporting information, write clearly and cut extraneous material. For a student advantage in writing term papers, here […]


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 […]