If you’re a college student, you will probably have to write at least one college-level research paper before you graduate.
Writing a good research paper can be daunting if you have never done it before. Here are the steps and resources you need to write a strong research paper, as well as a checklist to go over to be sure you wrote a good paper.
Take what you have learned from a Google search or Wikipedia article and dig deeper.
Check out the sources on the article, use keywords from your internet search to search an academic database, or ask an expert whether or not what you learned is valid and if it is, where you can find a reliable source stating the same thing.
This page lists some of the stages involved in writing a library-based research paper.
Although this list suggests that there is a simple, linear process to writing such a paper, the actual process of writing a research paper is often a messy and recursive one, so please use this outline as a flexible guide.
), create a bibliography that meets the requirements for the paper.
If you are just making one just for yourself, think about how you would like to organize your research.
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