Welcome to the Guide portion of the BU Libraries' Research Paper Planner (RPP). This Guide contains links to helpful resources for each step of the research and writing process. If you have used the Timeline portion of the RPP the links in the Timeline will take you to the links for that step of the process.
This Guide may be used independently of the Timeline to locate resources for each of the following stages of the research and writing process; just click on the Step button to the left to get there.
Surprised that there are so many steps? Research conducted by librarians and teachers of writing has shown that breaking a research paper or thesis down into these steps is the "normal" process of writing for humanities and social science disciplines. Using these steps will help you approach your research assignment in a progressive manner that should produce a better final product. Give it a try and then use the evaluation for to the right to let us know how the RPP worked for you and suggest ways it could be improved.
This work is based on the University of Minnesota's Assignment Calculator but has been modified to meet the needs of the Baylor University community.