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The Research Paper: Module 5

Step 5 Directions

Write and submit the initial draft of paper.  

  • No abstract needed as this paper is a Literature Review, not an experimental study.  A Literature Review is the presentation and analysis of the literature already published on your topic.
  • Underline the topic sentences - All sentences in that paragraph will relate to and support the topic sentence.
  • Use in-text citations, avoid flowery language, be precise and concise, avoid run-on sentences, avoid personal pronouns, and integrate sources.
  • Conclude paper - Make sure that your major points relate to the thesis, and are laid out in an effective organization.

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