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1) Plan Your Research: Writing a Research Paper

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to planning your research paper.

Writing a Research Paper

For information on writing a research paper and other common writing assignments, see the Writing Assignments help guide as well as the sub-menus in this section:

Thesis statements, outlining and writing

Proofreading and editing


the·sis  [thee-sisnoun, plural the·ses  [-seez] 

  1. a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections: He vigorously defended his thesis on the causes of war.
  2. a subject for a composition or essay.
  3. a dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research, as one presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree.

Library Help

Research Help Desk

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