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The Research Paper Process

This guide will help you throughout the process of writing a research paper, from brainstorming ideas to the finished paper.
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Step 6. Develop a Thesis

Using the sources you've gathered, start thinking about the central argument to your paper.

The thesis answers your research question.


Example:

Research Question:  How does social media affect teenagers' relationships?

Thesis: Teenagers' use of social media promotes a perception of deeper understanding of peers and an impression of a larger friend group.

This website might help you with the development of your thesis: Developing a Thesis