Research & Structure

The modules in this section will help you build a rigorous structure and argument that will help guide your writing through to completion.

Module 1Overview of Research Process

Anything you write involves organization and a logical flow of ideas, so understanding the logic of the research process before beginning to write is essential. Simply put, you need to put your writing in the larger context.

Module 2Structure of an Academic Argument

In this resource we'll focus on the most common structure of academic arguments and on the steps in the story line, or the means by which a narrative thread is developed to carry the argument from the beginning to the end of a piece of writing.