Choose a topic–Consult reference worksto build a foundation of essential ideas and search terms.
Formulate a specific research question–This is the single focus of your research.
Formulate a hypothesis–This is your educated guess that answers the specific research question.
Identify questions–These are questions that must be answered to test and validate this hypothesis.
Answer questions and revise the hypothesis–Consult books and scholarly journals. These resources, along with magazines and newspapers, will shed light on what both the academic community and public audience thinks of the topic formulated in thehypothesis
Craft a thesis–By now you should have enough information to write your thesis statement defining what you will discuss in your paper
Support the thesis–Use the library resources you found along the way.