After fully immersing yourself in the research, you should create an outline of your paper. This should lay out your argument in a logical way and form the backbone of your paper. You will submit your outline, which is basically the plan for your paper, for feedback and points.
You may choose how exactly to organize your paper, but a basic structure looks something like this:
I. Introduction with thesis statement
II. Background information of the problem
III. Synthesis of the research
IV. Proposed solution
You should expand each section of your outline, and include several sentences or paragraphs of explanation for each section. Your biggest sections will obviously make up the body of your paper. Include notes about what sources you will include where, and what your basic arguments will be. Do not turn in a skeleton outline. This should be double-spaced and around 2 pages in length.
What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to: