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Writing a Research Paper
Steps for writing a successful research paper:
Choose & narrow your topic
Develop your research question and
thesis Plan to cite
Keeping track of sources
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the·sis [ thee-sis ] noun, plural the·ses [ -seez ]
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.
a subject for a composition or essay.
a dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research, as one presented by a candidate for a diploma or degree.