Research Paper Timeline

 Target date

 Task and "to do list"

 Date completed


 Choose a topic



   Gather information  
   Organize ideas  

 Create an outline & write a thesis statement

Thesis statement:



 Narrow down sources & write notes

Remember to write reference info & page numbers on
all note papers.

Notes are in my own words.

   Draft the paper  

 Revise & fill the gaps

What am I missing?
What do I want to change?

 Due date  Submit paper  


Modified from adaptations of:

Kennedy, M. L. & Smith, H. M. (1994).  Reading and writing in the academic community.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, by K. Lynn Taylor in Walker, and L. J. S. Walker & D. J. Schonwetter (Eds.).  Success secrets of university students (pp. 173-199) Toronto: Prentice Hall.