How To Write A Term Paper In Hassle-Free Steps In Nigeria

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Writing a term paper is an important part of college life. I recall writing hundreds of term papers as a continuous assessment in college, an indication that no college student can complete the year of his study without writing a term paper.

Term paper involves is research work which is aimed at helping students discover new facts or test new ideas. Prepare your mind as you gain admission to embark on this journey that every Nigerian student has no hope of shying away from.

In writing a term paper, three or more topics are usually presented to students; the student chooses which topic he finds interesting enough to write about. Note that copy and pasting is a total defeat to the main aim of writing a term paper, so be sure you read through to learn.

How To Write A Term Paper

  • Choose a topic from the options presented that interest you the most and work on it.
  • Be sure you have a fundamental knowledge of the topic you’ve chosen.
  • Search for materials on that topic. You could Google it, hit the library, or search your texts.
  • Have a plan B or a second topic you could swipe to in case the first lacks adequate materials or the materials are inaccessible.
  • Consider the time frame, if it’s something you can work with before the deadline. In fact, you should think about the time before choosing a topic.

There are stages in term paper writing you mustn’t fail to include, there are;

  1. The Title Page
  2. The Preliminary Pages
  3. The Main Text
  4. Bibliography

This should only cover your name, Registration number, department, course you are writing the term paper about, topic, and your lecturer’s name.


The preliminary pages must follow the format below;

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Table of contents
  • Abstract

In the main text, you could make research on the topic or text according to its chapters. This should include;

  • Introduction
  • Definition of terms
  • You can go further to the main point and unveil your discoveries.
  • Solution (if any)

This part should include;

  • Summary
  • Conclusion
  • References/Bibliography

Be sure to make your term paper as original as possible, your originality could earn you more marks. It should be noted that submission of plagiarized work is considered an offense but there are few things to avoid plagiarism.

Also, ensure to place quotation signs in the words or sentences that you extract from the text of other authors, and use a footnote, end-note, or in-line citation to give credit to the original source.

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