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How to Write a Research Paper: Writing Tips from UNC-Chapel Hill

College of Arts and Sciences

Writing the Paper
Argument
Audience
Brainstorming
College Writing
Color Coding
Conclusions
Drawing Relationships
Evaluating Print Sources
Evidence
Fallacies
Figures & Charts
Flow
Getting Feedback
Introductions
Outlines
Paragraph Development
Procrastination
Reading Aloud
Reading Aloud
Reading To Write
Reorganizing Drafts
Reverse Outlining
Revising Drafts
Statistics
Summary
Thesis Statements
Transitions
Understanding Assignments
Understanding Assignments
Webbing
Writing Anxiety
Writing as Decision-Making
Writing Groups

Citation, Style, and Sentence
Level Concerns

Articles
Citation Resources
How We Cite
Why We Cite
Clichés
Commas
Conciseness
Conciseness
Conditionals
Editing & Proofreading
Proofreading
Fragments and Run-ons
Gender-Inclusive Language
Latin Terms & Abbreviations
Modal Verbs
Passive Voice
Passive Voice
Plagiarism
Quotations
Qualifiers
Relative Clauses
Semi-Colons, Colons & Dashes
Should I Use “I”?
Sentence Patterns
Style
Transitions (ESL)
Verb Tenses
Word Choice
Specific Writing Assignments/Contexts
Abstracts
Annotated Bibliographies
Application Essays
Blogs
Book Reviews
Business Letters
Classroom Culture
Comparing/Contrasting         
Comparing/Contrasting
CVs & Resumes
Conference Papers
Dissertations
E-mail Communication
Essay Exams
Grant Proposals
Group Writing
Honors Theses
Literature Reviews
Oral History
Poetry Explications
Policy Briefs
Recommendations
Scientific Research
Reports

Speeches

Writing for Specific Fields
Anthropology
Art History
Communication Studies
Drama
History
Literature (Fiction)
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sciences
Sociology

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