You’re sitting there surrounded by books and copies of articles that seem to be multiplying on their own and you don’t know how to get started with the paper or even how to make sense out of all of this information. And the kids are knocking at your door and the paper is due in a week. So how do you get out of this mess? The answer is – you need to start with an outline. We have done a step-by-step research paper outline template for you to follow. It is simple and universal for all fields of study, for high school, college or university. It works like a plan that breaks down your research into simple sequential sections, making the main features of your study stand out and appeal to others. It also maps out the broader issues you are addressing in your research through graphs, quotes, and graphics. Most importantly it is there to assist you with your work and to help enhance your research.