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B.R.I.D.G.E.: Research Timeline

Research Timeline

Step 1: Understand your assignment

Step 2: Select and focus topic

Step 3: Write a working thesis

Step 4: Design research strategy

Step 5: Find, review, and evaluate books

Step 6: Find, review, and evaluate journal/magazine/newspaper articles

Step 7: Find review, and evaluate websites

Step 8: Outline or describe overall structure

Step 9: Write 1st draft

Step 10: Conduct additional research as necessary

Step 11: Review & rewrite

Step 12: Put paper in final form

  • Cite your sources

               APA Style Guide (6th edition) (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)
               MLA Style Guide (8th edition) (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)
               Chicago Style Guide (17th edition) (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)
               Turabian Style Guide (University of Chicago Press)

  • Proofread your work (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)
  • Zotero: Manage your citations and bibliographies with this online tool