As you write, make a note next to info such as direct quotes that will need to be cited in the body of the paper, as well as in the bibliography or works cited page. It will make it easier when you revise and complete the paper.
The Works Cited Page, or Bibliography, is the page that is placed at the end of the paper. Note that the entries are in alphabetical order according to the author’s last name, and the book titles should be underlined.
Even if you choose not to go to college, you may still have to write a research paper. She may be flexible about letting you choose a facet of that topic that interests you more. Too broad will give you too much info to wade through and focus on. It may take a little time to find the right balance, but be patient.
The first step for any research paper is to choose the topic.
Too narrow a topic will not provide enough information to write about. This is all part of the process of writing a research paper. Your class text may include guidelines such as these, but if not, invest in a good one.
“A Writer’s Reference” by Diana Hacker is an excellent resource.
As you review the source, jot down notes about the topic that will help you as you write the paper.
You will probably refer to these notes often, so make sure they are legible, and complete enough to work with.
Consult your research paper writing book and syllabus for more helpful information and writing tips.
When you are nearly done, read over it at least one more time to catch rough spots or overlooked errors.