Monday, June 24, 2013

How to Improve Your Term Paper Writing Skills

Term paper writing is not an easy task. Writing is the essence of “term paper writing” and you need to polish them. Keep in mind that without effective writing you can never express your ideas.

So there are some guidelines in order to improve your “term paper writing” skills.

Don’t repeat, it will kill your writing

Avoid repetition: It's an essay killer

Writing is not an easy thing to do especially when you are writing a 4-5 page term paper based on a single idea, eradicating repetition is essential to improving your writing skills. Remember the usage of same words will make the reader lazy and irritating he can easily lose interest.  So keep these three points in your mind while writing in order to avoid repetition.

• The easiest approach of making your writing skills better is to get rid of the repetitive words.

• If you want to keep the same idea throughout the paper, doesn’t use the same word again and again instead replace it with a pronoun or look for its synonyms or thesaurus

• The third one is the most difficult but at the same time the most effective. Step1: Start it off by crossing out the offending repetition. Step2: circle the key words. step3: And now establish a new sentence that retains the circled words but reject the repeat ones. This may require you to insert more ideas and thoughts, and in this way your new sentence can be formed and the result is the abolition of repetitive words.

Use Active voice to bring life into your essay writing

Try to write in the active voice rather than in passive voice. As it will not drag your writing and will make it more reader friendly.  Example Jenny tossed the coin (active) and the coin was tossed by Jenny (passive). Move the object or subject in front of the verb and make the grammatical changes.

Stale phrases:

Remember if you want to improve your writing skills then delete all the idioms. The reader is looking for Original thoughts not the canned sentiments. Replace the routine words with your own sensible words. But don’t show extra creativity in the phrases as the experienced reader won’t be impressed by your creativity as you are. So be logical and sensible in your phrases.

Literary present you need to just do it

Always understand the style of writing it differs from subject to subject. When you are writing about literature write in that language (literary) .The most important thing you should remember while you are writing is that write in the present tense.

Technicalities: Sweating the small and unimportant stuff is important when improving your writing skills

Always check your spelling. It only takes a few moments but it is worth doing it. As it will save you from embarrassment and need to proofread the paper with your wide open eyes. Find all the possible errors and grammatical errors and try to make it a flawless term paper.


Composing a term paper can be an excruciating task, but it does not have to be like that. A little extra amount of work and effective planning can help you write the research paper quickly and with minimal stress.

Reducing stress will not prove to be a difficult task if everything is done with proper planning.


This is the first step towards stress reduction while writing a term paper. Try evaluating your work by making a list of questions such as,

• What should be the length of your paper?

• What are the sources that you should refer to?

• The topic of your paper.

• How much extra research has to be carried out?

Answering these questions will help you figure out your paper in a stress free way.


Piling up your work is the worst possible way of managing your stress therefore it is important to manage time in order to reduce stress. Piling up all your work till the end will result as a burden for you. Most likely students delay their work till the eleventh hour. This is not at all a good way to deal with stress. A student should always remember that a term paper cannot be completed in a single day. What should be done is that there should be no delaying on writing the term paper; in fact you should start your work as soon as you get it to save time and reduce anxiety. In this way you can write a well thought-out paper. Even if you give a few minutes each day in your paper, you won’t feel so much pressure as compared to writing your paper right in the end. Hence managing time is the best way of decreasing hassle.


It is important for you to understand your topic to begin writing, therefore every possible research should be carried out in order to comprehend your topic well. You can begin writing by answering the list of questions one by one. This will clear up your mind about the topic leaving no doubts around it which will result in flawless writing and certainly no strain.


After your part of the job is done that is, up to the research, it is the time of evaluation of your paper. You can give your paper for proof reading before the due date in order to be sure and confident about what your term paper carries. Whether it is enough or it needs a few more evidences or explanation regarding the topic. What proof reading will do is that it will relax your mind making it free of worry and anxiety.

So, following all these steps will help you in composing a good term paper without any burden or stress. It is not at all a difficult task if time management is done properly and most importantly if you are well aware and well prepared on the topic you will not face much difficulty in writing your term paper. Setting your schedule and writing every day for a short period of time sounds way better than pulling an all-nighter.