Research & Writing

Writing a Paper

Here are several helpful resources provided by the MIT Writing Center on the writing process:

Most papers you write should have the following elements:

Title Page

Introduction with a thesis

BodyParagraphs should be structured around your key points or arguments to support your thesis.

ConclusionRestates your thesis and key points.

Reference Page

1. Topic Development & Research Question

2. Thesis

How to write a Thesis Statement (Indiana University, Bloomington)

3. Outline

4. Introduction

5. Body

Using Evidence (Indiana University, Bloomington)

6. Conclusion

APA Format

What is APA style?

APA style is a format for academic documents such as journal articles and books. It is modified in the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Proofreading Tools

Proofreading Tools

Proofreading for Common Errors

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Grammarly is an online proofreading tool that checks text for grammar, punctuation, and style, and features a contextual spelling checker and plagiarism detector.


Please review the GPS Academic Integrity Policy if you have any questions or concerns.

What is plagiarism and how can you avoid it?

Videos & Additional Resources

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