Writing an essay or dissertation is not an easy task to do. Specially in colleges, student fail to identify the key elements of great content in their dissertations. We have already discussed how better academic papers can be written without going around a lot of hassle. Your dissertation in a college may be as serious as a research level thesis or may just be an article.  But in either cases, better understanding of writing is required.

Experienced students are more comfortable to such writing works but freshers fail to get proper grip over content.  Not every student is comfortable with writing such things. But proper writing gets you proper marks, doesn’t it? So, a student must know where to look for the resources. Ideas can come from experts in the college or can also come from online resources. But only the professionals who write commercial content can help students achieve perfection. Internet is mostly free but quality requires investment. In our case, student can look for several sites that let them buy cheap writing.  The other method is work hard on the writing part until perfection is achieved. If you are reading this and have come down to this line, I guess you are looking to make yourself better in such form of writing. In addition to what we have already advised on this blog, here I bring you a few more tips to make your content commendable and persuasive. A few tips that you should follow are:

Select a topic that makes difference.

Firstly it is advised for the students to choose a topic with which they can relate to and are comfortable with. This enables them to think on a broader radius to build a layout for the project. But, they should also look to create something that is worth making a difference. Let’s start with an example. Consider, Alex A and Bill B choose to write about Heat & Energy. The first one choses the topic like, Heat & Energy: The Correlation. Although the topic is what the mentor would look for but isn’t as unique as it should be. Many students should have written about such topic in slightly different ways. Bill B, the second one, on the other hand chooses the topic like ‘Heat & Energy: How these two relate to each other and to us?. The last part, “To us”, is something that is unique. If properly written, such dissertation may go to a conclusion instead of just ending into formulas and derivation as the first one will. Title language should be easy and easily graspable to one with lesser knowledge. Remember that once your project is published in any paper, not just your mentor or you, yourself are going to read but also the juniors and senior fellows. Considering your education level, it’s presumed that your language would be simple and uncluttered.

Do complete research on the topic before you begin

It is very important for a student to do a complete research on the topic he would write. In addition to personal understanding and originality, various sources should be referred to make the content more trustworthy and lucrative. Sources of research can be internet, library, reference and textbooks. Relevant information can be procured according to the questions asked about the topic.

Any content is not complete if ideas in it aren’t original. It is very important to analyze the topics well and to write accordingly. Referring to the previous works done by the seniors can also help.

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Planning and execution

The outline should be prepared first in order to proceed further. The paper should first be divided into sections like Abstract/Summary, Introduction, Arguments, Discussion, Proofs and Conclusion. Abstract is the philosophical excerpt of any paper. It should be catchy and must work as a tool to stick readers to the paper. Additionally, it should be written-and-rewritten till perfected. Introduction contains the initial objectives of the paper while the arguments refer author’s ideas on the topic. Having a strong introduction would create an interest of the reader. Strong arguments, evidence, and information should be put in to support author’s views and to generate discussion ideas. Discussions can lead the arguments to better conclusion and are followed by the proofs.

Planning is very important because it provides a logic to your paper. There should be a proper structure and format followed while writing the content. The body of the paper should elaborate on your theory in different paragraphs and subheadings. This would make the content more readable and engrossing.

Revision and Edits

Once the paper is complete a thorough revision is very compulsory. Proofreading can bring out and detect mistakes. Unnecessary lines and rectification of mistakes can be done in the editing process. This is important to make your paper flawless.

Some more recommendations

The following tips should be remembered while writing a college paper. These would help you bring out the most interesting and perfect content:

  • Be careful with your language. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are very important. These should always be taken care of.
  • Informal writing should be avoided as long as possible.
  • Consult and analyze other academic before you start writing.
  • Expert suggestions should always be taken.
  • Rewrite the passages which do not convey clear message.
  • Accurate facts should be used in the essay.
  • Conflicting ideas and opinions should be avoided in the content.
  • Your views should be unbiased unless it is important to provide your personal thoughts.
  • Avoid plagiarism.
  • Practice as much as you can.

Simple and easy tips with a proper writing process have you present the most persuasive and commendable essay. By following these tips you can achieve writing to get an edge over others in the college.

This article is part of a series on Learn to write better

Gaurav Tiwari

A designer by profession, a mathematician by education but a Blogger by hobby. Loves reading and writing. Just that.

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