Research Process Step 4: This is the final version of your essay after you have revised in Step Three. Make sure that it meets the final requirements briefly described here-and that you have fully addressed any issues that have been raised by your instructor in the First Draft/Second Draft notes/comments.
A research essay is an original essay where the student poses a research question, gathers materials (designing interview questions, observing and taking notes, designing questionnaires, critical analysis of readings and sources) focuses the research, shapes the argument, and frames the materials in relation to the larger themes developed in the course. Recommended Length: 8-10 pages, double-spaced in 12pt font. APA Format. Yes…the page length includes a page of citations and your cover page!
If you are satisfied with the grade/score that you received in Step Three of the Research Process (for example, maybe you received a 93 on your essay) and you don’t feel like revising further-You don’t have to! Just resubmit for the same score.
If, however, you do want to revise again for the Final submission-please send your instructor a note by email that you have revised the paper further and would like for his/her final review and appraisal.