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Write a Research Paper - 11 Steps to Success

11 Steps to Follow to Write a Research Paper

  1.  Start early! - 3 weeks in advance.
  2. Read the guidelines.
  3. Brainstorm topics related to the assignment.
  4. Write out your questions.
  5. Do the research and keep track of your sources.
  6. Create a Thesis statement.
  7. Create an outline.
  8. Write your essay.
  9. Cite your sources.
  10. Edit - read your paper - twice!
  11. Have someone else read your paper. 

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