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Research & Writing Skills: Research & Writing Skills

A guide for paper research and writing skills.

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The Research Process

The Research Process in 11 Easy Steps

  • 1: Choose a possible topic.
  • 2: Do preliminary research.
  • 3: Develop a research question.
  • 4: Find and read library and Web sources.
  • 5: Create a tentative thesis statement and outline.
  • 6: Write out a draft.
  • 7: Do additional research and revise your draft.
  • 8: Prepare a bibliography / works cited list.
  • 9: Prepare the final draft.
  • 10: Proofread.
  • 11: Submit the final draft.

Welcome to the Research & Writing Skills Guide!

The Research & Writing Skills guide is here to help you navigate the wealth of information available from the library. In this guide, you will find:

  • books about research & writing
  • databases to conduct research
  • websites about the writing process
  • videos about writing and research

If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, please contact The Library @ WDT!

The Writing Process

The Writing Process

  • Prewriting-Think & Gather Ideas
  • Drafting-Write Ideas Down
  • Revising-Improve Your Content
  • Editing-Polish Your Writing
  • Publishing-Turn It In!

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