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Successful Hints For Writing An Outstanding Term Paper

Every term paper that you write will go towards your final grade. Therefore you must ensure that each one of them is extraordinary.


Regardless of the subject, you are going to have to research the topic to find out what previous scholars have said. There are plenty of resources that you can use for research. Before you start, you need to know what your teacher deems as an acceptable source. You will also need to consider the following:

How many primary and secondary sources are required? What is the minimum amount of references that you can use?

When you are conducting your research make detailed notes and keep track of the sources that each fact comes from. Write your sources using the correct citation format so that you won’t have to track them down again once you have finished the essay.

Don’t just include the facts that validate the original idea, you should also use contrary evidence. This will give you the opportunity to use your critical thinking skills as you make arguments to refute the claims of the writer.

Read other essays

There are going to plenty of essays discussing the same subject that you are writing about. Essays that have been written by academic scholars and validated by other academic scholars. When analyzing their essays, look at things such as:

What claims is the author making? What evidence has the author presented?


Using the ideas of others is great, but there is nothing better than using your own concepts. Brain storm your own unique theories, you can use them later on in the project.

Choose a thesis statement

Examine the ideas that you have generated, choose up to three of your strongest points that support your topic. Use the research that you have collected as evidence to support your ideas.

Your thesis statement should be a summary of the ideas that you plan on presenting. The aim is to let the reader which direction you are heading in and why.

Your thesis statement should have a narrow focus, make sure that it isn’t too broad or you will have difficulty in making a credible argument.

Plan your essay

Your term paper plan is a skeleton of the finished product. Write a sentence for each of your main ideas and then make bullet points containing your supporting evidence. You should aim to have three arguments to support each of your main ideas.

Write the essay

Now that you have done all the ground work you can write the essay. This is the easiest part; you already have the information you simply need to expand on your points. Your essay should contain an introduction, the main body and the conclusion.

  • Introduction: This is the beginning of your essay, whoever is reading it should be compelled to continue reading because of the introduction.
  • Main body: This is where you develop your argument and provide the evidence from your research to back up the claims that you have made. Your average term paper will contain 5 paragraphs. The three in the middle will make up the main body.
  • Conclusion: This is where you sum up everything that you have discussed in the essay. By the time the reader has got to this point their mind is already made up as to whether or not they agree with your argument. If they don’t this is where you make your killer statements that will leave them with no choice but to agree with you. The conclusion should also leave the reader with something to think about.

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