This library guide explains practices that can help you avoid plagiarism.
Follow the professor's writing assignment directions closely.
To avoid losing the forest for the trees,and to have a high level guidepost or point of reference for where your paper stands, here are a few ideas:
See the box below for ideas about how to use Word to structure your paper using headers, which you can then move around within a navigation pane in Word. See the video to see how to do this.
This video tutorial explains how to use headers in Microsoft Word when writing. Use this link if you have trouble accessing from below: tutorial video. Ignore the part of the video about a writing template--you can create your own headers, suited to the paper assignment. See in the video how to add your own headers.