Students have to battle with a lot of things while they are in school or college; sometimes they have to write lengthy essays, other times they have to solve difficult math problems. But these things may be difficult, but they are no match for the tough task of writing a research paper.

There is no doubt that writing a research paper is difficult, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. In fact, if one knows what to do, then writing it is not very different from writing an essay or some other thing of that kind. So now that you know that you can do, just read on to find out the process of writing a research paper.

Writing a Research Paper


Choosing a topic

See? Didn’t we say that it was just like writing an essay? So the first thing that you need to do is to find a topic for the research paper that you intend to write. There are a few things to remember while choosing a topic. Firstly, you should be interested in that topic. If you are not, then you might not be willing to put in the effort. You also need to make sure that the topic isn’t too broad. That will just hinder your progress.


A research paper can’t be written without research. That is why you need to hit the books and the internet to find out as much as you can about the topic that you have chosen. You can take help even from your friends and family. And your teacher or instructor can guide you in regards to the starting point of all this research.


The next thing that you need to do is to outline your research paper. This may seem like a waste of time, but trust us, it’s not. In fact, it will help you save a lot of time. Outlining your research paper will help you visualize the things that you want to put in it and the things that you want to stay away from. You can also decide that how much you are going to write in a specific portion of the research paper.


Once you have completed the steps above, you are ready to write the research paper. If you have chosen a good topic and have done the research that the topic requires, then you shouldn’t have any trouble writing the paper.