When you have the biggest submission of your life and you have been dreading it for months on end, it probably is your research paper. You are likely to have gone through grueling hours and sleepless night to achieve the perfect paper and get marked favorably on it and you finally submit it, only to find out that your paper was full of mistakes that could have been easily avoided. Which is why wise people have believed ‘look before you leap’ is the best possible policy in life and especially true in the case of submissions.
Make sure that all the facts and figures that you have taken in use are from trusted resources and they add sense to your work. Anything that is out of the place will lose you points and the chances of your work being approved will become that much lesser.
Read up on the right ways to formulate and present a paper. You are more likely to get it right if you have a thorough research to back your work. Remember you are not out there to re-invent the wheel, you just need to take a fresh approach.
Get in touch with professionals from your field and find out whether you are on the right path. They will be able to point out your mistakes before the evaluator does and you will also know which strong points you can highlight to make your work stand out.
Make sure to check whether you have followed the instructions and submit the version that the evaluators want to see, not the one that you think is the best. When you conform to standards, it automatically looks like you have paid more attention in the making of your work.
Getting it right the first time round is not a very tough task, the key is to ensure that you are sure about the quality of your paper before you turn it in.