In the High School (The Research Process)

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Research Book

Click here to download the CEHS Library Research Guidelines iBook. This book has detailed information on things like:

  • Topic selection
  • Source selection and citation
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Note taking, paraphrasing and summarizing
  • Using quotations
  • Outlining
  • Writing and revision help
  • Presentations
  • … and more!

The Research Process

Writing a research paper does not have to be stressful. Breaking down your work into several smaller steps and budgeting time will help you to write a better paper more efficiently.

Generally, the steps in writing a research paper are:

  1. Select a topic
  2. Find and evaluate sources
  3. Begin reading and taking notes
  4. Develop a working thesis
  5. Continue reading and taking notes
  6. Develop a working outline
  7. Prepare a first draft
  8. Edit
  9. Prepare a final draft
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