How to Write a College Paper if You Have No Experience

If you think that college paper writing is a daunting task because you don’t have experience, you’re not alone: thousands of students all over the world experience the same problem. Well, college academic works are quite different from the ones you wrote in high school because they require a more complex approach.

Don’t worry, though, even you don’t have a particularly extraordinary experience with writing college academic works, you can still show off your writing skills and deliver an appropriate quality.

How exactly can you do it? Find out below.

Adopt a Planning Routine

Victory loves the preparation, folks. If you plan your college assignment, you’ll find that the writing process becomes easier and quicker.

For example, let’s imagine you have to write an argumentative paper on online education. In this work, you have to take a position and persuade the readers to join you.

Here’s an example of a routine that you can use:

1. Research the topic.

You might be an expert on online education, but sharing your thoughts without supporting them with scholar evidence will not make a first-class work. So, search online libraries of your educational institution or use the following keywords to search Google Scholar and similar sources:

Online education benefits

Online education study

Online education effectiveness

Online education in the United States

Review the sources you found (make sure they’re credible!) and decide on a position. Let’s assume you chose to argue that online education is just as effective as traditional.

2. Make an Outline

Outline is a short description of the main points of the paper that works like a structure. This structure helps to provide a logical flow of ideas and guide the writing process. Here’s an example outline that you could use for the online education essay.

Introduction (thesis statement: online education is as effective as traditional)

Supporting point #1 (one paragraph): students can learn at their own pace, therefore online education ensures a personalized approach

Supporting point #2 (one paragraph): there are no bullies in the online classroom (bullying is a huge problem in higher education institutions as well) so students can concentrate on learning

Supporting point #3 (one paragraph): online education teaches self-discipline because it forces students to teach themselves subjects.

Opposing point (one paragraph): traditional education is better because it allows social interaction between educators and students.

Rebuttal (one paragraph): online education provides lots of opportunities for educators and students to interact; moreover, it enables communication with people from other countries and even continents.

Conclusion (one paragraph): online education is just as effective as traditional.

Don’t forget to use the literature you located to support your arguments. And, of course, it goes without saying that plagiarism is unacceptable.

3. Follow Citation Rules

There are a number of formatting and citation styles used in colleges, with APA and MLA being the most popular. To learn about these styles, go to:

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

If you feel like you need more assistance with referencing the sources you used in your assignment, you can use tools like Citation Machine.

What now? Time to practice the routine!

Here are some topics for you:

Should college athletes be paid?

Should capital punishment be abolished?

Should illegal immigrants be made legal citizens?

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Comment by Johnathan C. Valencia on June 14, 2018 at 9:53am

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Comment by john richard on June 6, 2018 at 9:19am

hey.. thank you so much. good job.


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