For any academic that has to juggle work life and study life, and still squeeze in the all-important social angle; depending on the sheer raw nerve that you are able to conjure up, one of these areas is bound to suffer. Studies are usually the most affected area. If you find yourself unable to deliver on your term papers because you simply procrastinated or just did not have the time, then this the right place for you.
Having had similar challenges being students and working still, how did we bring our study life at par with every other facet of our lives? The answer is that we had to pull an all-nighter. Now, for any of you out there that’s subconsciously nodding their heads to this, you know how demanding and tiring this becomes, but the good news is that it is possible to burn that midnight oil and still hand in quality work that will secure you that grade.
Let’s get started.
So you’ve realized that you have less than16 hours on the dialer and you haven’t been able to put the tip to paper on a term paper that is due in the next 17-18 hours. Don’t panic, there is still time to cash it in before the due date. Your local library is half an hour’s walk or fifteen-minute cycle away and they may not loan out books after hours.
Well, this can simply be cured by conducting your research online. Moreover, with those handy little gadgets in the form of smartphones, you will find yourself exhaling deeply as the burden of accessing source works for your term paper eases off your shoulders. Now would be a good time to brew that pot of black coffee or tea.
A good way to find relevant information on the topic you are researching on is by going with the template information provided by your lecturers. This information will form the framework you can draw from to build on your paper. Make sure you go through the formatting guideline from your lecturers, as this will show that you are good at following instructions. If it is a free writing piece and not that many restraints, example: an essay or a treatise on a particular topic, then remember to include your references in the appendices section.
This should appear at the very end of your work. It should be likewise complimented by main title and thesis page, which can also form an introductory cover to the body of work that is to follow. Which then leads us to an all-important part of our discussion: what information do I include in my body of work?
When it now comes down to start typing in the wording based on the research conducted, a scholar pressed for time should avoid making use of ornate language and instead consistently maintain a steady stream of prose that is brief and gets your point across clearly. This would be a good point to bring in your citations. This will help you if you have to make quotes from external sources to back up your statements.
Passages and sentences taken from source materials should be accurately dated, with the name of the author or publication house included; the preceding information should then be compiled together on a single page as this will be your references to back up your claims.
The introductory part of research paper writing is called a thesis. Herein is contained an overview of what the reader should expect to find in the subsequent pages of a document. As for the length of the block of text, it should not be longer than a paragraph long. It should give a brief description of the page title or the heading that is being examined or discussed. A thesis should engage the reader to acknowledging the importance of matters being discussed or topics addressed in the work.
Feeling satisfied that you have fully exhausted your take on a research topic and provided enough evidence to support your research with the necessary clauses in form of conclusions? Then it’s time to go through your work. It is important to make it clear here that this is not the final edition of the work. Rather, it should be looked at as a quick review of the material that has been compiled. Here a scholar will be required to be his/her own critic and decide on whether they have effectively been able to match up with the prerequisites in the schema provided by their professors.
Going through it once or twice will help you know whether there are additions to be made or omissions or revisions done under the various headers and subheaders. Here is where the use of less high-flown language pays off as clear direct use of prosaic pragmatic sentence structure that can be understood by anyone without having to resort to the thesaurus makes it equally easy to then edit your job.
When you’re done with the first part of proof checking your work, then it’s time to make a thorough editing of grammatical mistakes made, spell checks and punctuation. Running the file through a spellchecker should make it a lot easier, but you might need to re-read through just to make sure that the integrity of the vocabulary hasn’t been compromised.
By this time, you will notice that you’re yawning as the caffeine starts to wear out. A quick look at the clock and you’re exhaling deeply again. If you started your assignment at eight o’ clock, you should be through by eleven, depending on the word count and so on; though word counts of 1500-2500 words can easily be dispatched in the above-speculated time. With about five or six hours left on your time, you can then turn in having been satisfied it is up to standard. The presentation is the key in turning in research papers, so binding the pages in a file with pages in their correct order will give it that organized look.
Saving time by putting in more hours on term papers that are closing in on the due date will ensure you sneak in more sleep to avoid those puffy eyes that might betray an overnighter. This is how you write a term paper in one night.