The best way to write your research paper is a way that ensures you will meet academic expectations set by your school or educational institution. An original way to write a research paper includes creating a plan that will help you create high quality content. This means you will need to review guidelines given carefully and plan accordingly. There are multiple options to consider that are similar in nature, but the following three provide a basic idea of what kind of plan you can create on your own:
- Define topic, make list of sources, take notes with index cards, create outline, write rough draft, rewrite and revise and edit.
- Choose topic, narrow down your idea, create an outline, gather supporting evidence (research), read over notes taken, write rough draft, make your draft final, and proofread.
- Plan your actions based on guidelines given, make list of topic ideas and decide final idea, begin research and take notes, write rough draft and final content while editing.
Each way mentioned seems pretty straight forward, but you can make changes if you decide to adopt one. Based on your topic selection you will need to have an idea of types of sources best for your content and get clarity on how to cite sources based on the formatting style you will follow. Writing a research paper can be done using different steps. This will depend on your strengths and weaknesses as a writer. If you like to read then research may be a strong suit for you.