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Research paper

Assignment start and due dates

Enter the date you plan to start work and the due date of your assignment.

Start date

Required. Example: 12 31 2020

Due date

Required. Example: 12 31 2020

Assignment steps

Understand the assignment and select a topic

Note
The research and writing process is not always linear. Keep in mind you may need to go forward or backwards.

Percent time spent on this step: 8

Draft your thesis or research question

Percent time spent on this step: 7

Find/evaluate evidence and sources

Percent time spent on this step: 20

Critically read & evaluate sources

Percent time spent on this step: 25

Develop structure. Draft paper with citations

Percent time spent on this step: 5

Write first draft

Keep in mind there are many ways to approach writing your first draft.  You do not have to start at the beginning. Instead begin drafting segments or chunks. Concentrate on writing your rough ideas and not on revising.

Percent time spent on this step: 20

Polish & put paper in final form

Percent time spent on this step: 5