The eight steps to write a research paper are:
- Choose a topic
For this you would want to choose a topic that you know a little bit about. This way you can already have a basic understanding about your topic.
2. Research this topic
When you research a topic, first, you want to make sure your site is credible. To do this you will want to check to see if the latest update was 7 or less years ago. Then you will want to find the author’s name. While you research your paper on a credible website you will need to take notes on what you are reading.
3. Make a mind map of your notes
You will you will take your notes and create a mind map. A mind map is a diagram to visually organize your information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added.
4. Complete an outline
Once you are finished with your mind map you will then create an outline. An outline is a general description or plan giving the essential features of something. However, you don’t need to include all of the details.
5. Write a rough draft
This rough draft is important because this is where you put everything you have just done onto on piece of paper. This is not your final copy, this is where you don’t have to worry about grammar or punctuation.
6. Organize your paper
This is where you make sure your ideas fit on the paper, you will make sure everything flows together. Also, it will be to be sure that you have all of your information in the right spots.
7. Proofread and revise your paper
This is where you check for any mistakes. You’ll make sure that your punctuation is correct and that your grammar is also right. You will make sure that all of your words are spelled correctly and make sure everything makes sense.
8. Type a final copy of your paper.
This is your last time writing this. You will be sure to add punctuation and grammar and also be sure to have a good flow and have the tenses in your paper. This will allow you to have a great final copy of your paper!
This was the 8 step process of writing a research paper. See you next time for more from Learning in Pajamas.