These are some really great tricks that you can use to help you write your term paper.
Look at examples.
- Have a look at how other students in your field of study have presented and structured their term papers. Note some of the subject areas they have chosen.
- Also look at the content. Does the Introduction draw you to read more of the work? Do you feel that you have learned something new?
- Have they used cross-curricular studies that support their work? This is especially good if you have an area of interest that cross two or more fields of study
Planning isn't everything but it helps.
Assess how much time that you have to spend on this piece of work, make it fit around any immovable items you have in your social calendar. Think about the practicabilities, such as what environment do you find the best to work in, where can you have the least distractions and interruptions? Work backwards from the submission date. Make time to proofread and edit your work. Remember that you will not be able to complete this work in one session.
Use a planning Diary.
A planning or project diary is where you put all of the information that you need to gather for your work. This can take the form of a paper diary or an electronic one. This dispenses with the use of scraps of paper and post-it notes that tend to get mislaid or lost, which results in extra time trying to rediscover lost information. It is a really good idea to get in the habit of using a planing diary as it is a trick that you can utilise when you are writing a thesis or dissertation.
Keep it course related.
We have already highlighted the benefits of using a cross-curricula theme for your work, but make sure that you keep your writing to aspects covered in your course. Pinpoint the interests that sparked your interest in the topic that you have chosen to write about as this will help your reader to understand your thought process. Pull together some or of the other aspects that you have covered in the course, so you get a more global aspect of your topic.
Present a good argument.
Make sure that your argument is supported by facts, rather than just hypothetical ideology. Be realistic, and again keep it to the curriculum. When presenting an argument, show that you have also considered alternative or controversial aspects as well. Cite evidence to support this. Test out your ideas and arguments before you start writing. Run them past your tutor so they can either give you the OK or suggest additional ideas.
Make your Introduction captivating!
Use the same tactics that you would use for any paper. Start by using an anecdote, or a quote from one of the major components of your course. Your introduction should guide your reader through the main ideas that you will cover in the main part of your work. When you are writing the main part of your work, don't add any additional major issues or arguments that you have not already introduced.
Use this section to draw everything together and provide your reader with some realistic projections and solutions. Just like the main part of your work do not add any additional arguments at this stage only offer solutions of ideas for future study. Always take the time to read through your work, do some serious proofreading and editing.