Check out public and university libraries, businesses, government agencies, as well as contact knowledgeable people in your community. As you gather your resources, jot down full bibliographical information (author, title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, page numbers, URLs, creation or modification dates on Web pages, and your date of access) on your work sheet, printout, or enter the information on your laptop or desktop computer for later retrieval.
If printing from the Internet, it is wise to set up the browser to print the URL and date of access for every page.
Before you write a thesis statement, you should collect, organize and analyze materials and your ideas.
You cannot make a finally formulated statement before you have completed your reseach paper.
A thesis statement should be provided early in your paper – in the introduction part, or in the second paragraph, if your paper is longer.
It is impossible to create a thesis statement immediately when you have just started fulfilling your assignment.
Remember that an article without bibliographical information is useless since you cannot cite its source.
Most research papers normally require a thesis statement.
This Chapter outlines the logical steps to writing a good research paper.
To achieve supreme excellence or perfection in anything you do, you need more than just the knowledge.