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Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Purpose of Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide advice on how to develop and organize a research paper in the social sciences.

Purpose of Guide

This guide is intended to help you organize and write a quality research paper for classes taught in the social sciences. Also included are recommendations regarding how to manage specific course assignments. Note that, if you have specific questions about how to write a research paper, you should seek advice from your professor before you begin. Requirements set forth by your professor will always supersede instructions provided in these general guidelines.

Additional Help

USC Writing Center

Should you need personal assistance, be sure to make an appointment to meet with an experienced writer in the USC Writing Center to go over your paper. The Writing Center also conducts helpful, small-group workshops for students on a wide range of writing skills. Each week there are two or more different one-hour workshops offered at various times.

Author

Robert Labaree
Contact:
Dr. Robert V. Labaree
VKC Library, Room 38B
(213)-740-5824
labaree@usc.edu