Thesis-Based Research Paper

Summative Assessment

Category #1: Explore, Discover & Argue

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Once you have completed your research, it's time to begin to draft your paper. As you draft, you may discover that you need to do some more research. Click here to return to research .

Writing Resources

The resources below will guide you through the process of writing your paper. Keep in mind that writing is hardly ever a linear process. There are steps indicated below, if you wish to follow them, but keep in mind that most writers skip around from step to step – repeating some and completing several cycles of brainstorming, outlining and drafting before they have a draft ready for submission.

The Process of Getting Started:

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Using Research to Support an Argument:

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Crafting & Revising Rough Drafts:


Preparing a Draft for Submission: