Writing a Research Paper
From developing research questions
to reviewing a near-completed draft,
you can use specific techniques to ensure
that you produce your best work, efficiently.
Resources on this page
Krugman's Research Rules | Developing Research Questions | How to Write a Great Research Paper | More coming soon!
Developing Research Questions
This video from Laurie Librarian discusses why you need to begin academic research by developing research questions; then, she explains how to develop good ones. A good research question is specific, yet complex.
"Your thesis summarizes the answer to your research question in one sentence."
How to Write a Great Research Paper
In Professor Simon Peyton Jones's excellent lecture, he explains how to integrate writing throughout your research process. As you write, develop a "ping"--a single, clear idea--and in the later stages of writing, ensure that your entire paper focuses on this one key idea.
"When you write a paper, your idea develops and ratifies into interesting things."