As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. A research paper is just the final product of research, critical thinking, and composition about a specific topic. The answers to these questions will influence your writing.
Place this thesis near the end of your introductory paragraph. Follow the ideas in your outline, but don't be afraid if your ideas change.
Once you have a complete rough draft, move onto this step, which may need to be completed along with step five more than once to get everything into focus.
To revise means to rework, or alter, the draft, such as rephrasing a sentence or changing an idea.
Once you have a topic and a plan, the third step is to find sources, or search for suppliers of reliable information.
Encyclopedias, academic journals, newspapers, and magazines are just some examples of information sources.