Grammarlys Research Paper Writing Guide

Ensure your research papers clearly communicate your ideas. Our research paper resources offer tips on how to approach outlines, abstracts, citations—everything you need to write a polished paper.

From keeping your work free of mistakes to flagging when you havent properly cited your sources, Grammarlys writing suggestions give you peace of mind that you’re submitting your best work.
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Research Paper Resources to Improve Your Writing

Writing a research paper is a necessary part of the university experience for many students. The hours can be long and the work all-consuming.

Then, the questions arise. How do I get started? Did I make mistakes? Am I writing my best? Once that paper is submitted, you’ll feel relief—but may continue second-guessing your work.

Knowing what you need to do and how to do it will give you the confidence and skills to succeed. Deliver your best research papers with resources designed to help improve your research and writing skills.
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How to Write a Research Paper

Research papers take a great deal of effort, but with the right resources, they can be a constructive learning experience. This guide will show you how to successfully write an academic research paper.
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Research Paper Outline Tips

Outlining a project before you start helps you organize your ideas, build structure, and set up an efficient process. Learn more about outlining a research paper.
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How to Write a Research Proposal

A research proposal is a short piece of writing that highlights what you’ll be covering in a larger project. Not sure how to write a research proposal? Find out here.
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How to Write an Abstract for Your Paper

The beginning of your research paper should contain an abstract, a summary that serves as a “preview” of the larger piece of work. Learn how to write an abstract with our guide.
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Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Providing sources to support your ideas is an important part of proving your research. Learn about the differences between primary and secondary sources and how your writing relies on both.
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Citations in MLA Format

Learn how to cite sources according to MLA format, an academic style guide commonly used in arts and humanities subjects.
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Citations in APA Format

If you’re writing a paper for social sciences or psychology, you’ll use the format developed by the American Psychological Association. Get to know this citation format with our tips.
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Citations in Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style is more common in published works than academic papers, but you still might use it in school and beyond. Read all about CMOS here.

Watch and Learn

Polish your research papers and proposals with these helpful tips.

How to Write a Research Paper

Write a compelling research paper with this comprehensive guide.
How to write a research paper

How to Write a Research Proposal

Learn more about how to write a strong research proposal.
Learn how to write a strong research proposal.

How to Write a Conclusion

Learn more about how to write a strong conclusion to your next paper.
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See What Grammarly Can Do for Your Research Paper

Grammarly’s real-time feedback helps you learn and improve as you write your research papers.

Grammar checker

Be confident that your writing is mistake-free and follows English grammar rules.
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Plagiarism detector

Avoid accidentally plagiarizing another writer’s work by checking your words before you submit.

Full-sentence rewrites

Quickly rewrite entire sentences to make your point clear and concise.
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Spelling and punctuation edits

Benefit from a second set of eyes to catch spelling and punctuation mistakes you may have missed.

Vocabulary suggestions

Find the most effective words to present your research and make your point.
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