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Writing A Research Paper Under Pressure: How To Get Your Project Done Effortlessly

A research paper is a complicated type of academic writing, so students often have trouble working on their assignments. It’s especially hard to write under pressure, so students need some advice on how to get their projects done effectively. The following tips are designed to help you complete your research paper effortlessly:

  1. Plan your time.
  2. No matter how much time you have before the deadline, you should plan it wisely. You should know what you need to do and how much time you can spend on each task. Remember that you don’t have time for procrastination. It’s recommended to start to work on the hardest tasks first. For instance, if you don’t know how to write a strong literature review, you should start to select sources and analyze them first.

  3. Ask the right question.
  4. Your paper should answer an important research question. Make sure that you address the assigned topic and have enough materials to provide examples to get a justified answer. It’s a good idea to consult your supervisor before you start writing, so you’ll save time and effort. You can also visit a university writing center to get a writing manual that explains how to select a topic, what resources are reliable, and how to structure a paper.

  5. Create an outline.
  6. It’s advisable to write a rough draft fast. To do this, you need to collect your thoughts and write down an extended outline. Some supervisors advise to prepare a mind map which is a family tree for a thesis. It’s important to get right to the point, be specific, and avoid unnecessary details. After the outline is ready, you’ll figure out what materials you need to look for and what points don’t correspond to the work’s topic.

  7. Revise your assignment.
  8. You should never submit the first draft. When you’re planning your work, you should reserve some time for editing and proofreading. Your supervisor will lower your grade if he or she finds grammar and spelling mistakes. You should carefully check the formatting style and check whether you’ve included all the sources in your bibliography list.

  9. Ask your classmates or friends to help you.
  10. Most students agree that it makes sense to ask for some help. For example, your friends might help you collect the necessary data or read your research paper and find mistakes. Besides, it’s a good idea to ask whether they understood everything or you need to clarify some points. However, remember that your friends are also subject to mistake, so if you have any serious doubts, you should visit your professor.