Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and loves her romance with a hearty side of suspenseful mystery.
When Michelle's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats.
WEEK ONE: Choose your topic and write your thesis statement
WEEK TWO: Gather your sources
WEEK THREE: Choose quotations, information, and citations from your sources - write on notecards in preparation for writing the outline and paper. BE SURE TO COPY EXACTLY ALL SOURCE INFORMATION. You'll need the author, title, publisher and publication date, page number, URL and access date (for internet sources). Also note if your information is a direct quote or paraphrase.
WEEK FOUR: Write detailed outline
WEEK FIVE: Write rough draft
WEEK SIX: Write final draft
Any of these steps can be combined to shorten your writing time. Followed as they are, you can write your paper at a nice leisurely pace and be done with time to spare!
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