Make a Tentative Outline – Making a tentative outline of the thesis where all the points must share to the similar main topic, the outline must relate to the points mentioned or topic chosen. Students must use various techniques to inspire their intellectual and help clarify connections or understand the wider implication of a topic and decide on a thesis statement.The main purpose of an outline is to help you think through your topic sensibly and organize it reasonably before writing. Include
in the outline an Introduction, a Body, and a Conclusion.
Organize your notes and write the first draft –Critically evaluate and scrutinize the research data and organize all the evidence collected according to your rough idea. Critically evaluate and scrutinize the research data and organize all the evidence collected according to your rough idea. Check for certainty and validate the information if it is factual, latest, and right. At this step a student must effectively communicate his insights, thoughts, ideas and findings as a report, essay or paper as it is the most important stage in writing a research paper. Write summaries, paraphrases, references or quotes on note cards or sheets of lined paper include documenting the information in footnotes or end-notes. This way the reader identifies where you got the info and can review and judge whether it is consistent.
Revise the Outline and Draft – Read your research paper for grammatical errors, facts and figures. Use a dictionary or a thesaurus if needed. Do spell check and correct all errors that you can spot and improve the complete quality of the paper. Arrange and rearrange ideas to follow the outline and rearrange the outline if necessary. Always keep the purpose of your paper and your readers in mind. Checklist for revising the Draft or Outline:
- Is the thesis statement clear?
- Did I follow the outline or miss anything?
- Are the arguments presented in a reasonable order?
- Are the thesis proved with sturdy supporting arguments?
- Are the intentions clear in the essay?
- Has each paragraph initiate with proper topic sentence?
- Are the arguments supported with documented proof or examples?
- Does one paragraph or idea flow evenly into the next?
- Is there any spelling or grammatical errors that needs correction?
- Has contractions been avoided?
- Are the points interesting but then remained objective?
- Is there a sense of completion at the end of the paper?
Final Paper – All essays should be written and printed, read the final paper wisely for spelling, punctuation, repeated words and ensure that the final paper is tidy and neat. Before giving your project for marking, see if that’s the best that you could do. Read the assignments to check if the research paper has met the specific requirements by the teacher.