One aspect of paper writing that you will learn is that your structure and presentation is perhaps as important as the content of your work. A well-structured paper with average content still has the potential to receive good marks, where a badly structured paper with good content will almost always score poorly. Thus, it is very good practice to ensure that your paper is logical, flows well and is easy to follow.
The best way to guarantee this is to plan before you commence your writing. Planning will give you a reference frame to look at when writing, and will also add structure to your work, as you will know exactly when and what you will be writing about. The best way to plan is by jotting down what you aim to write in each paragraph. This will be easy for you to decipher when you begin writing, and refer back to.
It is very rare that you will be tasked to write a paper that consists solely of your own words, without referring back to any research or without citing sources. Hence, we will discuss the best way to go about to finding good sources to use in your essay. One of the best ways to do this is through visiting journals dedicated to your topic subject. These will have the latest cutting edge literature pertaining to your subject. You will also see an archive to see the literature submitted in the past, and this will allow you to see how the subject has evolved over time.
Another good way to conduct your research and gather your sources is by visiting your school or university’s library and taking out books about the subject you are writing about. Many times, these books will have pieces of research that is not found online, or in journals. Furthermore, reading more literature will also further your own understanding of the subjects, which can only be a good thing.
As discussed before, having a good structure to your writing is pivotal to attaining a high mark in your paper. The general structure of an essay is as follows:
As you can see, these skills are easy to learn and implement into your paper writing process, and are very beneficial. Just by following some of these tips that we have spoken about you can raise an average piece of work to a top-notch one that scores among the highest in the class.