Writing the first draft In this step, order and correctness are subordinate.
Try and write every idea down, if there is anything unclear, write it down aswell.
This can either be done hierarchically or by looking at each aspect separately.
While doing so, compare or contrast the theories discussed.
(Please note that this article is aimed at term papers written for German universities and colleges.
The requirements at English faculties differ considerably!
Every term paper is built up around a specific question to be answered or a problem to be solved.
Formulating these from a huge corpus of topics needs some guidance, such as using catchwords to organize the input: – Timescale – Geography – Institution – Level of consideration – Group of people – Connecting/compare/contrast aspects – …
If not so, ensure your source fulfills the academic standards – not only with regard to the writing style, but also concerning the author/s and publisher.
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