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How to Write an Undergraduate-Level Essay

Step-by-step guidance and resources for planning, researching, and writing essays as an undergraduate student

Double-check your research

Woman working on a laptopUsing your document plan as a guide, revisit the research resources you have already collected to see if there are any areas where you need more information.  If your thesis statement has changed from your first draft, you will need to do further research. 

Tip: If you followed the recommendations on how to read and absorb the information you find, then it should not take too long to identify any gaps in the information you have collected thus far, and you can quickly move on to searching for the last pieces of information to finish up the research component of your paper.

If you need a reminder on how to search for information, review the steps under Research the Topic.

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