Term Paper Writing
Steps in Writing a Term Paper:
Choose a subject. Is it practical and interesting?
Yes->Check reference sources for your topic. Narrow the subjects. Is it narrow enough?
Yes->Find out what resources are useful and available. Then develop a preliminary bibliography. Read and take notes to get familiar with the topic.
Do you know enough to be able to focus on one, very limited aspect?
Yes->Develop a preliminary thesis statement and preliminary outline.
Continue reading and taking notes. Do you have enough notes, information and ideas?
Yes-> Revise your preliminary thesis statement and preliminary outline. Draft the paper (the introduction, body and conclusion). Redraft all or part. Are you satisfied?
Yes-> Add citations and bibliography. Are they complete?
Yes->Edit for mechanical errors (such as spelling and punctuation). Are you satisfied that there are no other errors?
Yes->Add the cover paper (with your name, the title, etc.).
Hand the paper in to your instructor.
(Adapted from Writing a Research Paper)
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