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How to conduct research

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How to write a proposal for a research paper

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How to email professors about research

Writing an e-mail should ordinarily be a simple task. But while writing an e-mail is nothing to lose sleep over, a message to your thesis professor or supervisor inquiring about research work deserves careful planning and appropriate choice of words. If not written properly, your e-mail might end up making a wrong impression on the […]

How to write a research plan

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How to write a research statement

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