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Research Paper


What does a thesis argument research paper look like? How is it organized?

There are many ways to organize and present an argument. Although many thesis papers have three supports, that’s not a hard and fast rule.

Certainly, if you hope to present a strong argument, having more than two supports is helpful. On the other hand, too many supports can result in a confusing jumble of ideas and leave the reader wondering just what the paper is all about.

There are many ways to write this paper. Click here to explore some options.


Writing Resources

The resources below will guide you through the process of writing your paper. Keep in mind that writing is hardly ever a linear process. There are steps indicated below, if you wish to follow them, but keep in mind that most writers skip around from step to step – repeating some and completing several cycles of brainstorming, outlining and drafting before they have a draft ready for submission.


Getting Started




Using Research to Support an Argument




Crafting Rough Drafts

Revising Rough Drafts



Preparing a Draft for Submission