Beginning a Paper

The beginning of a paper can sometimes be a real challenge. You may or may not have a specific question to answer; you might be told to write about a personal experience or give an opinion on a popular social topic. You might find yourself wondering where to start, or how to begin.

Whether working on a research paper or a shorter essay, maintaining a positive outlook is a key component of writing. Relax, get comfortable, and get ready to apply the following tips on how to begin organizing your paper.

Below is a series of links which when viewed in order, will help you begin to formulate a plan to organize, outline and research your paper, whether it be three pages long or twenty.

Pre-Writing Techniques

Thesis Creation


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