You are writing an academic paper but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring.
Then, you won’t be bored when doing the research because you are sure to discover something new and you’ll enjoy the writing process.
Don’t select subjects that are too technical or general.
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 can use them as subheadings for the body of your paper.
Look through your notes and organize the information under each sub-heading.
Don’t skip this vital step because without it, your project will lack focus and you will need more time for revising your draft trying to make sense of your jumbled thoughts. You have to finalize your thesis and create a working outline that you plan to cover and that will serve you as a roadmap and keep you focused.
Think about key points that you’ll need to develop to support your thesis statement.
For students who are writing a research paper for the first time, the Student Edition provides a clearly organized plan—from choosing the topic to submitting and publishing the final paper.
For those more experienced, it serves as a handy review and reference manual complete with reminders, cautions, and hints for writing successful research papers.