Q. What are the steps to writing a paper?

Research paper, comparison-contrast paper, report, research report

Answer

Steps to follow:

  1. Choose a topic
  2. Find information 
    1. Identify the issues related to your topic
    2. Locate books, articles, and reports that give you background information and more
  3. Create and state your thesis
  4. Organize your thoughts and notes
  5. Make an outline
  6. Find more information; this time find content that supports your points
  7. Write your introduction
  8. Write the body of the paper
  9. Write the conclusion of the paper
  10. Set your rough draft aside for awhile
    1. Submit your paper to Grammarly, our automated proofreading service.
    2. Submit your paper to the Writing Lab in the Online Tutoring center!
  11. Edit and revise your paper
  12. Hand in your paper

Watch the instructional video series below for more information!

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  • Last Updated Aug 16, 2019
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  • Answered By Dennis Johnson, CJ, LE, & Paralegal Librarian

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