Thesis-Based Research Paper

Once you have completed your research, it's time to begin to draft your paper...
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.
The Process of Getting Started: 

Overview of Research Paper

Drafting a Thesis and Supports 
Outlining an Argument  
Using Research to Support an Argument:
“Weaving-In” Passages from Research Sources
Creating a Works Cited Entry 


Crafting & Revising Rough Drafts:
Creating a Full Rough Draft Guide 
Preparing a Draft for Submission:  
Citations  & Formatting for Formal Papers
Rough Draft to Final: Full Rough Draft Check 

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Getting started! Follow these steps:

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Finished? Here's how to submit your final draft!

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