Research Paper Basics

Research Paper Time Budget

This time budget was adapted from Budgeting Your Time to Complete a Research Paper. Don't be put off by the "For Dummies" series title—it's an excellent site that gives you advice for scheduling long and short papers.

The Research/Synthesis Paper for 102

  1. Select a topic: Wednesday, November 10 through Friday, November 12
  2. Conduct research: Monday, November 15 through Monday, November 22
  3. Writing the first draft Tuesday, November 23 through Friday, December 3
  4. Final draft writing: Monday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 8
  5. Cleanup: Friday, December 10

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