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15 January, 2014
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Writing a good research paper includes proper planning and a good topic. When you give yourself time to research and write you can write a paper worth reading. If you can avoid rushing or waiting until the last minute you can get your paper written and make necessary changes without frustrations and stress. This is a good opportunity to show how much you have learned so far and how to incorporate your personal writing skills into the equation. If you focus on basic steps part of the process, writing your paper from scratch may not be so bad after all.
When you get started make sure you review instructions and guidelines carefully. This can help avoid mistakes and wasted time when you have a clear idea on what is expected from you, while ensuring you get the grade you want. Brainstorm ideas for your topic by writing down what you know. Pay attention to things that interest you to get an idea of what your main focus should be. Conduct brief research based on what you have come up with. Anything you found useful should be noted to include in your reference section. Determine your final focus based on what you know and what you want to learn.
Once you have determined your focus or main idea, you can get started doing research. Consider articles, trusted websites and books for your research and use a variety of sources to make things interesting. Make note of publications and sources you use as you use them to keep track for referencing purposes. Author name, page number and date are things to note. Use note cards to record data and they can also be used to organize your findings to help you present them in written form. The notes can help you create your outline which breaks up your paper into smaller sections. Use your notes to write your rough draft using sentences and paragraphs based on your outline.
Go back over your rough draft and make final changes and revisions. You can have someone else read over your content to make sure it reads the way you want it. Check spelling, grammar, word usage and citations. Stay within word count limitations and proofread before submission.
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