Management Term Papers - Organizing Your Writing Process
Students often complain about their term papers. It’s such a common problem to have, because term papers often take a long time to do and the research you need is more than you might think. Because of this, most people don’t like doing their term papers. There is a way that you can get organized to minimize the time you spend on it, however. On this page we’ll be looking at how you can make the best of your situation and get your term paper done without getting frustrated and still have a good assignment to hand in.
Start by looking over your teacher’s instructions. What do they want in this term paper? Make a checklist for yourself of exactly what they ask for and how they want you to do it. This way, when you’re writing, you can just focus on the things that you’ll be marked on and you can see your progress easier. To do this, here are a few tips for organization:
Organizing Your Writing Process
First, take a few minutes to make sure you know what the teacher wants. Double check your checklist. Now, write out a few basics: your topic, a brief outline of what you want to talk about in each paragraph, how you’re going to lead in with an introduction, and what you want to leave at the end of the conclusion. Writing this down now will help you immensely with filling in all the gaps and making sure that you have every part you need to make a great term paper.
Now that you have your outline, you can start researching things bit by bit and drop them into the area on your outline where you’ll use them. For example, the quote you want to use at the beginning, put under your ‘introduction’ header. Or a statistic that you need for paragraph #2, put with the other paragraph #2 stuff. This way once you’re done all your research, you just need to write in between each quote and statistic to connect everything. Write as though you’re talking to a real person. You want to convince the person reading your term paper of the validity of your topic. When you write, have a seamless transition between ideas and tie everything back to your original topic idea. That way you can easily see the connections that make each part relevant.