|Term Paper Help from Dr. Mike Cooper|
What's happening with your college term papers and essays? Unfortunately, that's a question that a lot of student's cannot or do not want to answer. I see students on almost a daily basis who have the term paper blues. Their biggest problem? They just can't seem to get started. They procrastinate and rationalize. They put off doing their assignments until the eleventh hour. These students often succeed in convincing themselves that being able to write good term papers and essays is beyond them or just not necessary.
This purpose of this website is to get you started on the road to writing good college term papers and essays. My simple steps in producing better essay papers should make writing papers at least easier if not easy. If you really want to be educated then you will have to learn to express yourself on paper. There is no way around this so adjust your attitude and decide you will learn to write a quality term paper or essay that says something.
Writing good term papers will certainly help you remain in college. Failing English is a major cause for students to wash out of college. You do not have to do this. Use the resources of this term paper site and you can succeed. Take a few minutes and at least see if you can comprehend what I am telling you on how to write great college papers.
Book reports are basically essays on a book you have read. If you have a choice pick a book you might enjoy. If you need to view some quality book reports do a search from one of the search engines on this site. The free college term papers and essays also have books reports for your viewing.
What I want to tell you I learned by the school of hard knocks. The information I will provide you works well if you put forth a reasonable effort. The information you will receive by reading the Bullshipper's advice on writing college essays and term papers is concise, simple and straight forward. You will be able to remember what I have to say.
Really want to get off to a good start with your essay or term paper? You must or you would not be reading this. Determine the following before you attempt to write. (next column)
What is you essay writing assignment? Do you understand just what your professor or teacher is asking for? As a college professor I have seen many a essay and term paper writing assignments botched up because students failed to do as instructed. If you are having trouble determining just what the essay assignment is then ask your instructor until you are clear as to what is expected. Guessing can get you on a bind.
Get to know your essay and term paper subject and just what you want to do with it.
Determine just who you are writing for. Define a motive for this writing. Saying your teacher or professor is making you write an essay paper is not a motive. You want your essay to be interesting to a wide audience.
Do not produce an essay without a purpose. The first sentence you are going to write starts like this, The purpose of this paper is to...... You fill in the blanks.
References for a Term Paper or Essay
Finding good references for you work is now easier than every with the use of the internet. During my days as a high school student we spent a lot of time searching out essay references the hard way. We had to climb around library bookshelves. We had to tinker with microfiche. We had to take copious notes on 3 X 5 cards. Oh, yes, we used typewriters and/or ink on paper. No one was even thinking of word processing.
Here are a few simple steps to learn the subject you are going to write about.
Do your class assignments, read what your teacher tells you to. Do not bluff your professors or teachers. I tried this and it rarely worked.
Learn to use the academic search engines. I cannot believe just how many of my students do not know how to do this. When I say academic search engines I am not talking about the common internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo. If you do not know what I am talking about contact your school library and ask them how you can connect to the academic search engines such as the Ebsco Host or the Wilson Web. You will never regret learning how to use them. They are easy to use and contain millions of quality articles on just as many subjects.
Read other term papers. You do not care if the papers are good, bad, or in between, just read other essays that concern the same subject you are going to write about. If you follow my advice on this website you will learn to tell the quality essays and term papers from mediocre essays and term papers. Even poor essays can have good ideas that may help you in your writing. This site has links to thousands of term papers and essays at a very low cost. You even get excepts from each paper. These links point to a real term paper buffet; all you care to read.
A word to the wise. I had three students in one class turn in the same exact essay, errors and all. They copied this essay off a free term paper site. They did not intend to write a decent essay. They decided to take the easy way out. They did not collaborate. Needless to say they got a lot of trouble. Dumb. I hope you take the extra time to produce a quality essay or term paper. The only way to get good at writing is to write. I guarantee this.
Remember, "if you take from one author it is plagiarism; take from many authors and its research." (Mizner, W.)
About the Author
Doctor Mike Cooper provides writing assistance to college students. His site is located at www.termpaperadvisor.com.