Checklist: Writing a research paper


Research papers are essential in your academic life, and writing a proper research paper is not hard. Still, everyone needs a detailed checklist to feel sure about completing a research paper. We’re here to help you with a thorough list.

You may want to use this checklist while writing your research paper to keep track of your writing process, you may use it after you’ve finished your paper to check your work before submitting it, or you can do both and foolproof your work, it’s up to you.

Always double-check your paper to make sure you didn’t use someone else’s ideas (including paraphrasing) in your paper without citing them. Check our How to cite in MLA and How to cite in APA articles for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Writing a research paper may be a long process, but you can cut that time if you prepare properly. First thing you need to do is choosing a topic and doing intensive research. After that, you need to create a detailed outline which will significantly reduce the time you spend on writing. Always start with an outline. 

Find your topic, do research on that, create a detailed outline by including all the main points that will be talked about, write your first draft, proofread and revise accordingly. You need to follow these steps for a great research paper. 

Research paper formats may change depending on the style used for citations. These can be APA, MLA, Chicago, or some other citation techniques specified by authorities of certain fields. You need to check which one is the proper style before learning about the format. 

Research paper is an academic task in which you need to be professional and talk in a non-personal way. While writing a research paper, you need to focus on the facts and make sure you are using an academic language and not a daily one. 

Thank you for reading. If you need further information, feel free to have a look at our essay samples or contact us at live chat.

Ibrahim Akturk
Ibrahim Akturk
Content editor at Tamara Research. Translation major, huge coffee and baking nerd. Addicted to good music and great articles.

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