—Wichita State University Department of English Although we’ll focus more on the organization and writing of a research paper in this article, the research process is an important first step.Research will help you in several ways: As you read and evaluate the information you discover, take notes.The phases or steps of an operational process can be understood, but not performed, as in the case of natural procedures like photosynthesis.
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Your topic will determine which type of process to write, either directional or operational.
Confer with your instructor about operational processes before drafting this type of essay, since it might involve adding research citations.