Your step by step guide on how to write a research paper with the Questia Writing Center

If you’re like many college students, you cringe when your professor announces you have a research paper to write. If this sounds all too familiar, we have a solution that will surely help make the process easier! Below you will find our Questia step-by-step guide, which we hope will help guide you through the intimidating task of writing a research paper.

Go ahead and share the step-by-step guide with everyone you know who could use some help writing a research paper. You can also print the research paper guide and carry it with you anytime, anywhere.

For more information on how we can help you solve your research paper problems and term paper troubles visit the Questia Writing Center, the Web’s premier online collection of copyrighted scholarly books, academic journals and research periodicals featuring integrated tools for note taking, organizing research, citing sources, creating footnotes and building bibliographies, helping students write better research papers faster!

Earn $500 through the Questia Ambassador Program

What’s better than helping a friend write better papers, faster by telling them to check out Questia? Why, getting paid to do it, of course!

With the Questia Ambassador Program, you can earn up to $500 by referring friends to Questia. Become an ambassador and you’ll be given a special referral link with an EXCLUSIVE discount code to share with friends so that they can get 50% off their first month of Questia.

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List of college majors includes unusual choices

“What’s your major?” is the perennial question on a college campus. About one-third of Freshmen will answer “undecided.” One obstacle for college students is choosing from a list of college majors that includes hundreds of choices.

With so many college majors available, picking one to study can be difficult. (Credit: Go Getter)

With so many college majors available, picking one to study can be difficult. (Credit: Go Getter)

You could choose from some of the best college majors, such as business or engineering, but why not consider some of the strangest? Read more

Top 5 midterm exam horror stories

Feel like there is something scary lurking around the corner, and you have no way to escape? Is your pulse pounding, your brow sweating and your brain freaking out? No, you aren’t walking through one of those super creepy Halloween haunted houses … it’s midterm exam time.

While it may seem hard to top the horror stories that spring up around Halloween, many college students find their midterm exams to be as bone-chilling. Here are the top five midterm exam horror stories, along with some ways to fight your test-taking anxiety. Read more

10 strange, yet effective, study tips

Ever thought, “If only studying were easier?” All of us are looking for ways to work smarter, not harder, especially college students. But the trick is knowing ways to study that help you learn and retain the material. Read on for ten strange, yet effective, study tips that will have you excelling in class in no time.

What’s your learning style?

We all have a unique learning style. A way that helps us best take in and remember new information. Read more

5 tips to follow if you’re struggling in college

College students often get told that these are the best years of their lives. Chalk that one up to nostalgia! Every semester of college comes with its own unique struggles, whether it’s a social or academic challenge.

One of many signs you're struggling in college. (Credit:

One of many signs you’re struggling in college. (Credit:

The first semester of college may be the hardest transition, but there’s always the possibility of realizing that a class is too difficult, not getting along with a professor, having problems balancing a part-time job with academics, or having a family or social event impact your ability to cope with the rest of your college life. If you realize you’re struggling in college, what can you do to overcome challenges and achieve student success? Here are some tips on how to be a successful college student. Read more

Make research easier with the new Questia Android app

Constantly being on the go is a feeling plenty of college students can relate to, and Questia understands that. So we asked ourselves, what can we do to make your college life a little bit easier, maybe a little less stressful?

Take your term paper research to the next level wherever you are with Questia’s all-new Android app – built for either your tablet or mobile device. Because, College is hard… Writing research papers doesn’t have to be! Read more

Turnitin detects plagiarism in your research paper

Turnitin (“turn it in”) is a web-based service that college admissions offices and teachers use to check for plagiarism in a college admission essay or term paper. More and more college students are plagiarizing essays and research papers.

Turnitin checks for plagiarism in students' essays and research papers. (Credit: Vasudev Singhchawla)

Turnitin checks for plagiarism in students’ essays and research papers. (Credit: Vasudev Singhchawla)

While cheating and plagiarism have been around for centuries, easy access to the web makes copying, purchasing, sharing and pasting papers far more easy. Turnitin began as far back as the 1990s. Read more

College students — Tips for going back to school

It is time, yet again, to gear up for classes. As you head back to college, you may feel like you need a refresher course and some tips in studying and university life. Maybe you are even worrying about selecting a major.

There are many helpful tips that will make college a bit easier for you. (Credit: Ella Brittingham)

There are many helpful tips that will make college a bit easier for you. (Credit: Ella Brittingham)

Whatever your concerns or needs are as you head back to campus, there is a back-to-school guide out there that can help. Here are some consolidated tips for going back to school—prepared!—for college students. Read more

Launch of Questia Writing Center set for August 26th

As a college student, there are many challenges you face on a daily basis, ranging from lack of sleep to juggling a full-time class schedule with a part- or full-time work schedule. There never seems to be enough hours in the day, and while there is no way to change that (at least not that I’m aware of!), Questia is here to make your college experience a little bit easier with our NEW Writing Center. Because, College is hard… Writing research papers doesn’t have to be!

What is the Questia Writing Center?

On August 26, 2014, the Questia Writing Center will go live at Read more