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Research Paper Help: How to Plan Your Work Properly
Much of a successful paper has to do with planning. You should never wait until the last moment to start a research paper. You want to make a schedule before you start writing one single word. Here are some items to schedule in chronological order.
- Pick a Topic
- Make a Thesis Statement
- Make an Outline
- Write a Rough Draft
- Edit and Improve Write a Final Draft
You should follow your teacher’s instructions when you pick a topic. Then you need to make sure that your teacher approves of the topic. Once these two things happen, you can begin to work on your thesis statement.
If you are a new writer, have a thesis statement with three main points. Your teacher should approve your thesis statement as well as your topic. If one of the main points is weaker, then put that point in the middle paragraph.
Make your outline next and decide what your paper will say. Then you can do your research next. You want to make sure you have enough research for each part of the outline. Your teacher will let you know if the outline is to be topic or sentence. You can change the outline as you work, if you find it necessary to do so.
You need to make sure that all of your research comes from an academic and credible site. You will need to have in-text citations and a research page. The style of that page will depend upon if your paper is APA or MLA style. Always gather more research than you will need, so you do not have to go and search for more material. All of the research will be handy when you begin to write the paper.
You will first write a rough draft of your research paper. You teacher may want you to turn it in for her to correct or she may want you to do your own corrections. Once the rough draft is written and corrected, you can turn your attention to the final paper.
After you edit and improve the rough draft, you can then begin to write your final paper. Maker sure you turn the research paper into your teacher on time.
When planning a research paper, make sure you do the steps in order: pick a topic, write a thesis statement, make an outline, research, write a rough draft, and then write your final draft.