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General steps to create a research paper.

The Writing Process

This research guide will help to meet the following objectives:

  • Selecting a topic.
  • Defining the task.
  • Writing a thesis statement..
  • Finding background information.
  • Prepare an outline.
  • Writing a first draft.

Useful information on research methods may be found in the Research Methods Guide

Excellent assistance is available from the Online Writing Lab  (the OWL) of Purdue University.