The process of writing a research paper is an exercise in problem solving. The skills that you acquire in this process, such as a growing mastery of the research process, source evaluation, critical thinking, and organization, are proficiencies that you will be able to apply to situations that will arise in any profession you choose to pursue, as well as in the management of your personal life. Your understanding of this process is just as important as your comprehension of the material on which your paper focuses.
This LibGuide was adapted from The Writing Process by the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
Throughout this LibGuide, when appropriate, you will be provided with examples of each step in the process of writing a research paper.