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It takes time to research and write, so plan ahead!

Planning Your Research Paper

Every journey begins with the first step - road through a forest

"Journey - First Step" by Melanie Campbell
https://www.flickr.com/photos/melodycampbell/2656648042
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Information researching and writing take time, so plan ahead!

Click on each step for details.

  cartoon lightbulb TIP! Check WHEN? under each step and add to your calendar.

STEP 1: Get Started!
   WHEN? Weeks 1-2

STEP 2: Pick a Topic
   WHEN? Weeks 3-4

STEP 3: Build a Research Strategy
   WHEN? Weeks 3-4

STEP 4: Topic Overview
   WHEN? Weeks 4-5

STEP 5: Find Useful Books
   WHEN? Weeks 5-7

STEP 6: Find Useful Articles
   WHEN? Weeks 6-8

STEP 7: Find Trustworthy Web Sources
   WHEN? Weeks 7-9

STEP 8: Create an Outline
   WHEN? Week 10

STEP 9: Write a First Draft
   WHEN? Weeks 11-13

STEP 10: Polish Your Final Draft 
     WHEN? Weeks 14-15

  

   cartoon lightbulb TIP!  Complete these steps in the order that works best for you! 
                       You can always revisit a step later.

 

Attribution: Adapted from UCLA Library's 2008 "Research Paper Planner," created by Alice Kawakami. Last update by Amy Cameron, Maggie Smith, and Esther Grassian, 2015.  https://goo.gl/I4LK9V CC: BY-NC

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