Writing begins day one. Complementary to, and overlapping with the research process, writing tends to progress in its own stages. Many of the pieces you write while initiating your research — outlines, research prospectuses, and the like —  can form the basis for sections of a paper, or even the chapter of a longer thesis. But the process of writing becomes most central after the research has been completed and it becomes time to write up the results.

Typical Writing Stages

  1. Outline
  2. Draft
  3. Seek Feedback
  4. Revise
  5. Submit

Resources On Writing

On writing about politics

On writing in college

On writing techniques


updated July 14, 2017