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Research Paper

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  2. This template is published for use.
  1. Step 1: Understand your assignment. Select and focus your topic.
    Percent time spent on this step: 8%

    Instructions:

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

  2. Step 2: Write your working thesis or preliminary research question.
    Percent time spent on this step: 7%
  3. Step 3: Design research strategy. Find and evaluate evidence and sources to address your research question.
    Percent time spent on this step: 25%

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  4. Step 4: Critically read and further evaluate sources.
    Percent time spent on this step: 5%

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  5. Step 5: Develop overall structure. Draft segments of paper. Organize sources.
    Percent time spent on this step: 15%

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  6. Step 6: Write 1st draft.
    Percent time spent on this step: 20%

    Instructions:

    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.

  7. Step 7: Revise & rewrite--focus on content.
    Percent time spent on this step: 10%

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  8. Step 8: Polish and put paper in final form.
    Percent time spent on this step: 10%

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