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

Get the help you need from start to finish. (Courtesy of  Kotecky)

Get the help you need from start to finish. (Courtesy of Kotecky)

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 process.

Writing a research paper: Finding research paper topics

In week one of writing your research paper you spent your time finding the right topic. Along the way you probably learned that the best topic is one that is tightly focused. Read more

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

Effective note taking is a key ingredient in helping students write organized, A-worthy research papers.

Effective note taking is a key ingredient in helping students write organized, A-worthy research papers.

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 for your paper.

Writing a research paper

During your first week of working on your research paper, you spent a lot of time looking at sources of information. Read more