Preparing the finishing version
1. Begin work on the text of the article. You will, of course, may seem strange that we do not recommend that you start with the work on the introduction, but there is a reason – a lot easier to write an introduction, based on the almost finished article. Start with a description of everything that supports your thesis. You can slightly change the ideas and comments, to manipulate them.
For each statement you made need to bring proof. Your work type – research, so the facts, facts and only facts – no idle speculation.
Let’s take a intensive, detailed comments. If you express opinions, without supporting them with the facts, it will be bad. However, if you give the facts, but will not explain why or why, it’s again not the way of wisdom. Of course, your desire to fill up the readers by facts clear, however, take care how to explain with the help of comments.
Long and straight quotes should be avoided. The meaning of your work, even if it called research, to show the world your own thoughts on the subject. If the quote is not absolutely necessary, it’s better to do the indirect speech and its subsequent analysis.
The transition from point to point must be smooth. Your research should be read figuratively smoothly. Make sure that the transition from paragraph to paragraph gives readers easy.
2. Write the conclusion. Now that you have carefully edit your work, write a conclusion, in which all information you found has a final character will be briefly described. Start with the initial thesis, then remind readers of those moments that you describe in the course of work. Slowly open your theme and describing the results of your research.
The purpose of conclusion is to answer the question: “So what?” Make sure that the reader by reading your work learned something new.
It would be better if you write a conclusion prior to the entry. First of all, the conclusion easier to write when all the information is still fresh in your memory. Moreover, it’s desirable to use a lot of words in the conclusion, and then just rephrase all previously set forth in the introduction. Just like this, not conversely. This will leave a much better impression on the reader.
3. Write the introduction. Introduction, by and large, are the opposite of the conclusion, and even spell it the other way around. Start with a broader mind, and then go exactly to your topic. Avoid repetition of those phrases that you’ve used in the conclusion.
4. Provide a list of references. Here you must specify all sources of information used in writing the work. Arrange your research according to a desired design style. So, you are likely to require compliance with MLA Style, the APA or Chicago styles.
MLA format is generally used in analysis of piece of art, it requires a reduction in the end of the section “The cited materials.” There is also need citations in the text.
APA format, in turn, is used when working on topics related to social sciences. Citations in the text are also needed. At the end of the work executed by this style, the page is “Links” are allowed here and section headings between paragraphs.
Chicago style, in turn, used to work on historical themes, it requires the use of footnotes at the bottom of the page, rather than citations in the text and lists of references.
5. Edit your draft. Of course, the temptation to “check all by Word” will be strong, but do not give in. Carefully read your work, and better yet – give it to one or two friends to check. Let those will check grammar, spelling, and also appreciate the credibility of your article and how it is easy to read.
If you do choose to edit your work, get it in three days after the completion of work on it. During this time, your brain a rest, that will allow him to notice the error, to which he was accustomed, as long as you write an article!
Do not ignore the advice of other people about editing articles. If many people say to you, that this or that section should be rewritten, it’s possible that there is a good reason to. In general, do not rush, and edit your work carefully.
6. Prepare a clean copy. When your work is checked and double-checked, and formatting complies with all relevant requirements, and everything that could be done has already been done – there is only one way, namely the preparation of clean copy. Again, read your entire article. If you need to make some changes – make it, even if it concerns the font, spacing between rows and fields. If necessary, prepare a cover page, a list of references and so on. This final steps of your work. And always, be sure to make multiple copies of your work – both paper and electronic!
Through the research, pay attention to important topics, questions and key issues. Try to detail focus on a separate topic you are interested in, than trying to explore at the same time, several issues in general terms.
Do not wait for the last minute to do the work!
Take all the time.