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College Success Guide, 2nd Edition by Patricia Weiss, Dr. Karin Blackett

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CHAPTER 8Research Paper Writing

“Whatever you attempt, go at it with spirit. Do what is expected—and then some.”

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Many college students have been out of the academic setting for a long time. You may be one of those who have forgotten some of the basics of writing a research paper. In this chapter, we give you a basic outline to help jog your memory and get you started down the right path to the correct way to write a research paper. This chapter also presents some of the most important aspects about the process of writing a research paper and some dangers to avoid.

The Academic Writing Process

Before you can turn your paper in, you must complete several tasks. Many times you will see students writing papers in a computer lab, and you ...

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