Writing a Research Paper
Summary

Summary

This is an outline summary of writing a research paper.

  • Choosing the subject
  • Personal interest
  • Adequate material
  • Narrowing the subject
  • Deciding the purpose
  • Explain
  • Convince
  • Persuade
  • Writing the thesis statement
  • One sentence
  • Defensible
  • Gathering the material
  • Source cards
  • Note cards
  • Quotation
  • Summary
  • Combination
  • Outlining the material
  • Major headings
  • Subheadings
  • Writing the draft
  • Introductory paragraph
  • Body paragraphs
  • Concluding paragraph
  • Editing the draft
  • Spelling errors
  • Grammatical errors
  • Diction
  • Revising the draft
  • Unity
  • Coherence
  • Sentence variety
  • Writing the final copy
  • Correct format
  • No corrections
  • No errors
  • Sources
  • Footnotes
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography
  • Submitting the final copy
  • To instructor personally
  • Duplicate or backup copy

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