An introduction to the research writing process is to help ease the nerves of writing a research paper. In this guide there will be useful information to help produce a working paper. The guide will show you how to get started, what the abstract is and why it should be included in the research paper. It answers what to expect when writing the introduction, and give insight into a literature review. It explains what parts the research paper will present such as, methods / materials, results / analysis, discussion, conclusion, and references.