Are You Looking to Write a Term Paper Or Report – A Book Review

By on November 13, 2017

Let’s face it, it’s not easy to writing a term paper, and if you are writing a research report; it’s even tougher. Perhaps, that’s why I’d like to recommend a very good book to you, one that I actually own, and one which can help you along in the process. The name of the book is;

“How to Write Term Papers and Reports – Eight Keys to a Successful Paper” by L Sue Baugh

Anybody who spends a lot of time in college knows that writing a good term paper will make or break your grades. Of course, once you get out into the real world if you are going to do any type of scientific research writing or are required to write any reports, you’ll note that it’s just as important to your reputation, future career, and upward advancement. In other words, there’s money at stake which is even more important than grades.

In this book, the author explains why it’s important to focus on your topic, and why you must organize and be disciplined in preparing your document. She suggests a preliminary statement, or a first rough draft abstract, which you will most likely (99% of the time) change later. And you can tell that the author is highly passionate and ethical as she is gives advice to concentrate on in-depth research, and to keep meticulous notes.

She goes heavy into the planning process of writing a paper or report, including the use of outlines. And she states that just because you are done with the first draft does not mean you are anywhere near completed, as she says or suggests that editing can often be 80 to 90% of the work. She also spends a whole chapter on how to select topics in various research strategies to use once you do. The author also explains how to evaluate information using statistics, and research with a critical eye.

There are also chapters on how to document references, logical developments, writing style, mechanics, grammar tips, and how to prepare illustrations, along with the graphs, charts, and pictures you use. Lastly, the author goes into how to give oral presentations about your work, rounding out the perfect research project. Indeed, I highly recommend that you have this book in your writing library, if you are going to create term papers or reports for school or business. Please consider all this.



Source by Lance Winslow

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