A year ago, I wrote a blog post discussing the traps you should avoid when writing a college-level research paper. However, now that we’re in mid-April and I’m waist-deep in research papers, I thought it’d be a great time to broach the subject again. Most students – and I say this without judgment – have no idea how to write an effective research paper. High school English courses don’t offer much preparation, and most college writing courses aren’t much better. So, here are some of my best tips for research and writing success!