How to write my term paper in 1 week
College is a time when you discover how many things you can do and how great you can do them. Although not all of the term papers you will write will be the most interesting for you, the truth is that you can learn a lot of things from writing them and one of the most important ones is how to manage your time correctly (and even more so if you have relatively little time available until you have to deliver it).
If you have just one week left until the deadline, then you are probably panicking and you believe that you cannot actually do this. However, you may want to know the fact that writing a term paper in 7 is doable and that as long as you organize yourself correctly, everything should be more than just fine. Here’s how to do this:
- Start now. Not one hour later. Start as soon as you finish reading this article, if that is possible. Choose a topic that is relevant to the coursework, interesting for you and for your teacher, narrow enough as to be explainable in 5-6 pages but not too narrow to find actual materials to back it up.
- Gather your materials. Go to the library for the more general things and use the Internet there to access official academic article and journal databases to find more specific things.
- If you have managed to find books, you should know that it is most likely unnecessary to read then entirely. Choose the chapters that are relevant for your research and do not forget about reading the introduction and the conclusion as well, because they can provide you with some very good facts. If you have 2 books and you read them this way, it should not take more than 1 day to gather up the materials and skim through the books.
- Articles can be read quite fast and they do contain a lot of information, so if you manage to get at least 1-2 of them, it would be great. At most, reading these will not take you more than 1 day as well. Do make sure that you do organize all the pieces of information you find when you read them, so that you can find them easier later on.
- Do not get to writing until you organize all the information you have and until you think of a structure that is clear and adds coherence for the entire paper. Usually, term papers should have around 5-6 pages, so make sure that you do not allow more than half a page – one full page for the introductory part (without including the abstract) and the same amount of pages for the conclusion.
- Get down to writing. This should not take more than 2 days. Be clear, concise and make sure that everything is logical.
- Allow 1 or 2 days for your brain to stay off the topic of your term paper.
- Review the paper and make any changes necessary. Once you are done, deliver it to your professor.