|Better to be safe than sorry-- make a plan and prepare for paper-writing season. |
Yes, it is indeed that time of year again. Here is my research paper survival kit for all of you to use in good health:
For an even more detailed approach to writing a research paper (especially if you are new to university and/or have not written a research paper before), see my previous post "Research Paper Season: Are You Prepared?"
that breaks down the steps above to an even greater degree. Good luck and remember that the best research papers are ones that set out a clearly established argument (thesis) and make direct references to your sources. We don't necessarily expect original research from undergraduates, but we do expect to see a framework for how you arrived at your final conclusions.