Sample Research Paper Timeline


Research Paper Timeline – 8 Weeks

Patience is critical to constructing and finishing a solid research paper. Make the best use of the time you’re given, but don’t rush. In some cases, when you have a class project, a college research paper requires ten to fourteen weeks of work, but many courses require writing a research paper in a shorter time frame.

Click here to view one possible timeline for research papers over the course of eight weeks. Remember, even if you have a shorter time frame, you should not skip the steps of a good process!


Adapted from Research Paper Timeline – 8 Weeks” from Excelsior Online Writing Lab  used according to CC BY 4.0.



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