University students in Kenya will have to agree with me that when it’s time for their term paper they get freaked out on how to write it but I am here to tell you that you should not worry because I will give you academic writing tips to help you come up with an attractive and up to standards term paper. Please ensure that you read and understand these important notes carefully so as to help you in your academic writing
The following article is meant to enlighten you and give you tips on writing a perfect research or term paper. This not only applies for students but also for people hired to do that work here in Kenya. I will discuss them in different subtopics as follows;
What is academic writing?
It is a formal style of writing mainly done in universities about a particular topic whereby students are required to produce their lectures at the end of the semester or term. It includes research on a specific topic e.g. family planning pills for women etc.
Features of academic writing.
Should be based on evidence- make sure that whatever you are writing about has several points showing where you got the points. The main point here is to make sure that it is truthful and believable.
It should be formal- always use a formal tone on your paper, this means that you should try as much as possible not to include expressions or even slang language.
Well organised- ensure that the sentences follow each other in a logical manner that makes sense to the person reading it.
It should also be well structured, meaning that the introduction, body, conclusion and the paragraphs under them follow each other in an orderly fashion.
Finally, it should be accurate and straight to the point.
The process of writing.
Choose a topic to write about. It should be one that you fully understand and you are sure that you can come up with strong points for it. Think mainly about the topics related to the course that you are interested in.
Brain storm on the important points you wish to include in your paper.
Research on the points and ensure you include the places you have the information from, as I said earlier, including evidence in your academic writing is very important.
Plan- write down the outline you wish for our paper ensuring that it is well structured and easy to understand.
Write- first write the draft and include all the important details you require on your paper. After you have ensured that it is good you can now write the original copy.
Edit and proofread to make sure there are no careless mistakes and structure the sentences accordingly to make it easier for the reader to understand.
Steps to follow when writing
Here, I will explain to you the steps that are necessary and should be followed when writing your paper.
First, you start with the introduction. It mostly has 1 to 2 paragraphs or more according to the topic you are tackling.it also must draw attention to the reader.
The second thing is the body, here paragraphs are clearly written and are arranged in an orderly manner. This is where you write all your points that you want to include in your paper.
Lastly, you write your conclusion. This is the shortest paragraph but the most important one since it answers all the questions and provides all the information needed and brings the paper to a close to the readers.
In a nutshell, the above are the important things any student in Kenya and academic writing writers for hire should understand and take note.