You've done the research...now comes the fun (or hard) part, depending on your point of view! It's time to take all you know and craft it into a cohesive narrative!
Based on your discipline, the outline of your research paper may look different. Most papers in the social sciences follow this format:
However, always check with your professor about how they'd like you to arrange your paper.
Thesis statements are scary. They are your arguments, or conclusions, about what you've researched.