Before you’re done with your research, you have to actually write it. While your literature review (Chapter 3), methods (Chapters 4–9), and data analysis (Chapters 10 and 11) are big chunks of that process, it’s important to see how to tie it all together. We’ll talk about some best practices for writing a good research paper here, some things to avoid, and various ways you could end up explaining this project to other people (in a poster, in a presentation, and in a paper). More than anything, though, we want to show you how to make a smart, interesting project that will get people thinking.