RESEARCH WRITING PROCESS

Welcome to the Research Paper

Objectives

For your research paper, focus on the following items to help improve your writing:

  • Focus on factual evidence. Shift your focus away from your own personal experience.
  • Focus on your citations. Be sure to document your source material in MLA parenthetical documentation in the paper as well as an MLA works cited page.
  • Focus on Organization. Use all organizers, prewriting, and outlining to help construct a logical flow of ideas within your paper.
  • Focus on audience awareness. Remember to use appropriate word choice.
  • Focus on evaluation of sources and information. Use trusted sources within the school databases to construct your research. Some sources within a basic Google search, such as Wikipedia, can be created/altered by anyone on the web and cannot be considered to be a reliable source.