Start early.

It’s recommended not to postpone the work on your academic task. Although this isn’t the same as writing a big research paper, even such a small task might take you more time than you thought initially.

Choose an interesting topic

One of the secrets of a successful paper is a topic that its author is passionate about. Within the limits stated by your teacher, try to come up with an idea that will be really exciting for you to write about.

Formulate a clear thesis

You should come up with a clear purpose of your paper and express it on paper before the main writing process begins. If you build all the parts of your paper around a strong thesis, its structure and contents are likely to be decent.

Conduct a good study.

This step is optional because you should use it only if you’re writing an informative or argumentative paper on a topic that you know little about. Finding real facts and statistics in support of your thesis is very useful.

Craft a detailed outline.

It’s advisable not to start writing without having, at least, an approximate plan of your to-be paper. Think about what information you want to write in each section of your text (introduction, main body, and conclusion) and write down your plans on a sheet of paper.


Make an attention-grabbing and explanatory introduction. Your paper should start with a sentence that will attract the attention of the readers to your topic. Then, you should clearly present the subject of your discussion, provide its background, and state your thesis.

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Making Use of Essay Examples

If it’s difficult for you to structure or write a particular type of paper, you may take a look at sample papers of the same type to get a better understanding of what you should do. There are many places where you may get such examples: your college library, local academic centers, online student forums, and so on.

Create an informative body.

The body of your paper is where you should raise your main arguments or present the points implied by your thesis. Introduce each point or argument separately and use the information gathered in your research to support them.

Indicate the importance in a conclusion.

The last section of your paper shouldn’t just quickly restate everything you’ve written in previous paragraphs. It should also clearly state the importance of your topic and stimulate the reader to consider your words.

Come up with an interesting title.

To make your title both catchy and relevant to your paper, it’s better to come up with it after composing your text. This way, you’ll know what keywords to use in it. Try to make the first half of your title attention-grabbing and the second half explanatory.

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