I want you to jot down all your thoughts and these don’t have to be incomplete sentences in fact I like to write exactly what is going on in my mind down even if it sounds like I’m rambling or it doesn’t make sense completely just so that I can get as much thought written down on paper as possible I find that if you try to edit your thoughts as you’re drowning them down oftentimes you’ll miss the whole point of you’re trying to say at the expense of trying to make it sound good so you can always edit later but for now just jot down everything that you want to say and then before you know it you have all the pieces of your paper right in front of you and you just have to put them into coherent sentences and paragraphs.
Before you have your final paper sub number five now that you have everything you need to write your research paper without internet or without outside resources crank out that paper using only the outline that you’ve made and your notes this should be the least time consuming part.
Step number six proofread and edit your paper. We’re going to read your paper or as if you’re going to be published my best way of doing this is to read everything I write out loud it really helps to slow down because when you’re reading in your mind you can easily miss mistakes just by reading because you already know you’re writing so you tend to read it faster because you know the context but if you read it out loud then you’re forced to slow down and to catch all the mistakes if it doesn’t sound right and as you’re reading your paper out loud and editing it.
You want to make sure that every single sentence adds value whether or not there is a page limit to your paper and also you should use the to be verbs so is BR any of that and also adjectives. I mean adjectives as little as possible in academic writing and I definitely mean that last tip so take that seriously make sure to look through your paper to have as few to be verbs as possible because you want to express yourself as a good writer through using verbs and adverbs rather than through the to be verb and through adjectives sounds like you’re trying too hard they’re very Elementary and they’re definitely not for academic writing.
I’ll leave the background section and the introduction of the research paper and then after my body arguments with the sub headers we’ll have a conclusion and my conclusion would just be a recap of my argument and say the implications that my argument would have for my topic if it is proven true so that’s the basic structure that I use and if you found that confusing oh listen underneath the box so just open the box and I’ll show you like what I mean by sub-headers and I find it.
This way of writing structures your argument in a way that’s both easy to follow for your greater and also easy to write for you so the best thing is that it breaks down your research paper into smaller parts and for me that makes the task feel much less daunting number three check out all the books and download all the articles relevant to your papers topic and subtopics including anything on the topics background information and you should only be using books academic articles and the occasional news article or legitimate website if it’s relevant to your topic and then I organized my books and articles by section according to my outline so for example some books will be used for my background just to give background information on the topic other books will be used.
As an example for my argument and why it’s true and why these reasons are true and some other articles or books will be used to state a counter-argument and to disprove that counter-argument and for all the papers that you write you absolutely must have a section about a counter-argument and you just proving that count argument and that’s something really important to keep in mind that you must not forget when writing any paper is that you have to have a counter-argument and disprove that so going back to the articles and books I would first read the abstracts of the articles to place them in their subcategories before skimming the entire article and then afterwards I would skim the relevant articles and find a good quotes and then I would read the relevant book chapters.
If you still need books sometimes you might not even need books if you have enough articles for your argument but do use books if your professor requires them as a source like I said for high school it’s still applies to college you have to always follow the rules if a professor tells you to write a certain way or use a certain source then you absolutely must do that because otherwise you would not get the grade that you deserve for all your hard work and then throughout this whole process I would jot down all the quotes under their respective sub headers or topic step number four as you’re John and Dale all your quotes and you’re thinking of reactions to the quotes or things to say in relation to the context.