How to do a Term Paper if you have no skills

Before beginning to write a draft of your term paper, gather up your notes and important information. Pick a direction in which to go: a certain structure or style that is meaningful to you and to your paper. Begin writing. Make the introduction strong an eloquent. If this sounds like too much of a challenge, try thinking of your paper in terms of small chunks, or sections.

Tackle the beginning section (or introduction) when you first sit down to begin the rough draft of your paper. Did you manage to grab your reader’s attention? Were you clear and concise? Did you make it bold and interesting?

Before turning in the final term paper, read through a checklist to be sure you’ve covered all your bases. Be certain to cite any and all sources. This cannot be stressed enough. A major no-no is the flat out theft of someone else’s work. Give credit where credit is due. Cite your source whenever you use a direct quote in your work. Cite your source when you use someone’s idea in your work, even if you have reworded it. Cite your source when and if you utilize someone else’s groundbreaking discovery or method of logic or organization. You do not have to cite your source when it comes to information that is common to all.

    Four Ways to Build Your Intro

  1. Always mention your main topic in the introductory paragraph.
  2. Always provide the title and author of specific works to which you are referring.
  3. Always state your thesis.
  4. Mention your subtopics if you feel they are necessary to the development of the main topic.

Some Hints:

Organization and Note-Taking

These may be the most crucial steps in writing the term paper. Instructors will mark off heavily if sources are not documented properly

  • Create a list of all sources. Include the title of the work, its author, the date it was published, the publisher and the page numbers that were referenced
  • Put direct quotes in quotation marks.

Some Basic Structures

These simple templates will help you decide on a structure. Do not limit yourself to the ones on the list. These are useful, but not all-inclusive. Choose one option below, or come up with another option that is just as effective.

  • Causes and effects
  • Pros and cons
  • Compare and contrast
  • Chronological order

Grammar Issues

After hours and hours of research and writing, do not spoil an exemplary paper by failing to pay close attention to the following to grammar, tense and punctuation, as well as spelling and subject-verb agreement and the like. Common mistakes can bring your grade down. A skillfully written paper will go a long way. If you have limited skills, do not be afraid to seek assistance. Follow a step-by-step guide if you must. There are many, many good resources out there.