When you sit back and consider your paper, not from a student’s point of view, but from a teacher’s or an examiner’s perspective, you tend to stop focussing on what to add or detract from your academic paper and instead look at the relevancy of your content as a whole. That is important, because, at the end of the day, that is in effect, the essence of a good research paper; how relevant is it to the topic or the question at hand.
When you begin to think in that way, you also begin to question every single word that you are writing and its relevancy to the paper as a whole. The result is a wonderfully concise piece of writing that is sure to impress your professor. That said, here are some steps that can help you write a more focussed paper.
Know What You Are Going To Write
Having a clear and concise plan is important. What is just as important also is that the plan should not just remain in your head, it has to be translated onto paper as well. It is important to write everything down because that makes the topic clearer; it helps to untangle any knots in the plan that could detract your work.
Clarity Should Be The Main Essence Of Topic Sentences
Let’s illustrate with an example here. Think back to the last time you went and chose a book. What did you look at? Why did you decide to choose just that one book and no other? Because of the title, right? That works for just about anything that is related to reading. Whether it is a story or your paper, the better and clearer the title, the higher are the chances that the people reading it, your professors, the dissertation committee if you are working on a dissertation, they will all keep reading further because they got interested.
Don’t Stray: Keep To The Point
It gets easy to ramble when writing, and is in fact a very normal phenomenon that can affect just about anyone. To ensure that you stay on topic, try and ensure that you stick to the topic. Here, it can help students if they keep looking back at the title or the question that they have been assigned and what is the main focus of the paper. What is even more helpful however, is the plan that you have created at the beginning of the whole task. With that in hand, you really know where you are going with your paper!
Evidence Is Important
It does not matter if the paper is a 500 words essay or a 25,000 words dissertation. What matters is that every argument presented in the paper should also be supported by relevant evidence. For a shorter paper, use fewer examples, and vice versa for a longer assignment, but in any case, do not leave out the evidence and examples that will support your arguments.
Make The Conclusion Really Powerful
Finally, the perfect academic paper should also have a great conclusion. Here, try not to fizzle out like matchstick, instead, be the firework that goes out with a bang! Make the conclusion not just a summing up of the entire work, but more powerful by adding your own opinion to the paper or what you feel should be done about whatever issue you have discussed in the paper.
Finally, remember to read through you work and edit it to ensure that you have written a good, concise paper you can be proud of! Team British Assignments Help wishes you Happy Writing!