Research Writing: Elements and Steps
Research writing is distinct in approach and technique. The information here describes the various stages of research writing and offers suggestions for approaching it.
Elements of a research paper
Steps in writing a research paper
- One Big Mess
- Developing a research question
- Developing a research thesis
- Finding sources
- Evaluating sources
- Taking notes
- Working with quotations
- Summaries and paraphrases
- Building the essay draft
- Documenting sources
- Revising and proofreading the draft
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