Writing an academic paper can be daunting because you have to research, analyze and present your ideas in excellent writing. While you may find it easy to gather data for your paper, the analysis and the writing process may not be as simple as you might think. You will need to be careful not just with your thoughts, but also with the safety of the sections you have completed. To make your writing better and the process less daunting, you should consider using some tools. Here, I discuss four of the essential ones for anyone writing a research paper at any education level.