Writing a Term Paper

Writing a Term Paper

Many students associate writing a term paper with a very long and boring process. However, if you divide this process into the short parts, it will be easier for you to write a term paper. 

1. The First Part of Writing a Term Paper. Choosing a Topic 

As a rule, an instructor gives the list of topics for writing a term paper to his / her students. However, there can be some problems with a selecting a theme. 

1. The First Potential Problem 
You have received the list of topics for writing your term paper, but there are no topics which you are interested in. 
Three Possible Solutions of the First Potential Problem 
1.1. The first way of this problem solution is choosing one of the topics, thinking that you will be interested in it during the process of writing your term paper. 
1.2. The second way of this problem solution is reformulating (or narrowing) the topic (in the case if you know exactly what you will write about). 
1.3. The third way of this problem solution is creating your own topic according to your own interests. 

2. The Second Potential Problem 
You have received the list of topics for writing your term paper and one of them is interesting to you, but the other student wants to choose the same topic. 
Three Possible Solutions of the Second Potential Problem 
2.1. The first way of this problem solution is talking to your colleague and asking him / her to give up the topic. 
2.2. The second way of this problem solution is reformulating (or narrowing) the topic. 
2.3. The third way of this problem solution is choosing another topic which may be no less interesting than the previous one. 

3. The Third Potential Problem 
You have received the list of topics for writing your term paper, but you can’t choose one of them, as there are more than one topic which is appropriate to you. 
Three Possible Solutions of the Third Potential Problem 
3.1. The first way of this problem solution is selecting one of them at a venture. 
3.2. The second way of this problem solution is asking your good friend or relatives for advice. 
3.3. The third way of this problem solution is making an attempt to write two the most interesting topics at once. It’s not a joke! You may try to do it (of course, if you have enough time). 

4. The Fourth Potential Problem 
You haven’t received the list of the topics for writing your term paper, so you don’t know what to do. Our congratulations! You have no problems at all, as you may see the term papers topics on our Website or create your own one. 
NB! Remember that in any case (especially if you want to change (to reformulate, to narrow, etc.) the topic or compose your own one) you have to consult with your instructor. 

2. The Second Part of Writing a Term Paper. 

Reading the Literature concerned with Your Topic 

Read as much scientific literature as possible. Don’t be pity, if not all the literature you have read is appropriate to your term paper. The more you read different sources, the more ideas come to your mind. 

3. The Third Part of Writing a Term Paper. 

Making a Fundamental Analysis of the Literature You Have Read 

This step is very important, if you write a term paper. However, many students simply copy the borrowed ideas. Try to think on your own! 

4. The Fourth Part of Writing a Term Paper. 

Writing a Term Paper 

If you have chosen the most appropriate topic to you, read enough scientific literature and made a good analysis of all the sources, it will be not very difficult to write a term paper for you. 

5. The Fifth Part of Writing a Term Paper. 

Proofreading Your Term Paper Read your term paper several times. 

Correct all the lapses you have noticed. 
P.S. Now you are ready to show your term paper to your instructor. 
Good luck!
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