If you are a college student; you are expected to write at least one research paper before you graduate from college. Students find it a daunting task to write their research paper; if you are in that category, we have your back covered with this presentation which will detail the 10 basic steps that you are expected to take to get the job done. We are going to add a list of possible sources that you can draw inspiration from when undertaking the task of writing this paper. Enjoy.
1 Familiarity: This might seem very cheap but it is very important to familiarize yourself with the demands of your instructor before you pen down the first word in the assignment. It is when you are familiar with the tone and what your instructor actually wanted that you can proceed with writing the paper.
2 Pick Your Topic: Picking your topic is perhaps the most daunting aspect that students are made to face. You do not need a perfect topic; in some instances; controversial topics will give you the opportunity to express yourself better than a normal topic. Above everything, the topic must be one that you have a flair for.
3 Research: This is one of the main points; it is a flexible process because you have to choose the method of research that will be most ideal for you. It is expected of every student to: skim; locate reliable info and never ignore any information.
4 Organization: For your paper to command the respect that will earn you the high grades; you are expected to stay organized. Make sure you follow the order your instructor wants you to take in arriving at your goal.
5 Thesis: At this point in time, a statement that is short and loaded detailing the summary of what you want to achieve through the paper should be formed. This must be strong enough to arrest the interest and curiosity of your readers.
6 Your Outline: Here, you have to structure your paper; it can be likened to the bibliography. You have to think critically about what structure will help in bringing out the true picture of what you are writing.
7 Write: So far so good, the template that you have at your disposal is strong enough to begin writing your paper. Every quotation should be credible and must be cited to avoid issues bothering of plagiarism.
8 Editing: You have gone far by now and it is time to edit your work. The structure; Organization; length and wording of the paper should be considered. Proofread again to make sure that you got it right.
9 Edit For Grammar: You can now edit your work for grammar. This can be done easily through the help of online tools such as Grammarly.
10 Re-read and submit: Having gone this far; you can give yourself a break of one day or two to refresh. Thereafter, take a look at the paper again by reading through for the last time. You are supposed to leave no stone unturned here if you want to achieve the results that mattered.
List of possible resources
- Your Professor or TeacherWriting centers
- Research Librarians
- Academic Databases
- OWL at Purdue
The steps above and the resources listed are enough to land the excellent research paper.