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5 steps to an impressive research paper

If your first reaction when a professor assigns a research paper involves sweaty palms, increased heart rate or a stomach tied in knots, you’re not alone. Many college students dread writing research papers because the process can seem grueling and …

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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, …

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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 …

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Citing sources: Tips and tools for citing APA style or MLA style with confidence

Writing a research paper includes many detailed tasks. From choosing your topic to citing sources, there are skills and challenges to be mastered and demonstrated. Whether it’s APA style or MLA style, citing relevant sources in your paper is key …

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Research paper citations — From tricky to unique

You’ve been assigned a research paper. Time to brush up on how to use citations! Proper use of citations not only shows that you actually did some research (key to a “research” paper), but they also help you avoid any …

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Don’t derail your research papers — How to avoid citation errors

What’s the best research paper? Your first answer is probably “a finished one!” While it may feel awesome to wrap up a grueling paper, you know that just “finished” doesn’t always cut it. Ensuring you have a solid piece of work comes …

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