Make sure you include only relevant information that fits under your sub-headings and directly supports your thesis.You should resist the temptation to include any information that doesn’t fit into your outline no matter how interesting it is.You can use them as subheadings for the body of your paper.
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.
Here is an example of a debatable thesis statement: You should find enough secondary and primary credible sources on the subject of your paper, carefully read all of them, and find relevant evidence to support your thesis.
At this stage, you should evaluate your sources, take notes, and start documenting your sources according to a citation style specified by your instructor (APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, etc.) Make sure you use the latest edition of a specific style guide.
You should list the keywords that present the topic of your paper, methods you used, and results that you achieved. Afterwards, you need to write an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Now create a sentence that includes all the keywords that you have listed and delete the unnecessary words. Finally, you have to delete non-essential info and organize the remaining words in the logical order. These are the main parts of your paper so let us provide you with some details on how to do it right. The introductory paragraph should begin with an attention grabber that may be: ★ a provocative question; ★ statistics; ★ an anecdote; ★ unusual facts, etc.
If your topic is too broad, your research paper is unlikely to be successful because it will look like a general overview.
You should narrow your topic down to a certain aspect, concept or idea and make it specific and manageable.
You will use your notes about references later when writing your paper and building your bibliography.
It’s crucial to cite all sources that you used for quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing to avoid plagiarism. Now you have to organize them for your impressive presentation.