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

On Writing

Attention to basic grammar and writing style can go a long way in crafting the final research paper….

George Orwell on Writing


Plagiarism. Wesleyan’s Policy PLUS  More on Plagiarism


Peer Editing Worksheet [docx] [pdf]