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How to Do Research for Middle and High School Students
You have completed your initial research and organized your finding into an outline to guide you towards creating a final product. As a part of the research process you may have developed an argument or analyzed a problem in order to answer your research question. At this stage of the process, you should be utilizing thinking and planning to help you record the results of your investigation. Use your outline to help you plan your writing, think about the actual sentences you are creating and then be prepared to revise your work. While you are writing, continue to think about the purpose of the project as well as your audience.
Thinking and Planning
How can I extend my thinking beyond my initial research?
What is synthesis? - video on synthesis from Utah State University Libraries
What is analysis? - step by step tutorial discussing analysis versus summary from Ashford University Writing Center
How can I improve my final product?
How to write a paper in 10 easy steps - a printable guide from Eastern Kentucky University Noel Studio
Editing and proofreading - an overview from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center
Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing - printable checklist from ReadWriteThink
Revising your content - overview from University of Kansas Libraries
Proofreading how to - checklist from Eastern Kentucky University Noel Studio
Revising for organization - overview from University of Kansas Libraries