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How To Make The Most Of Free Examples Of Term Papers
In previous years, students could turn in term papers that they found online. In today’s world, it is no longer possible to turn in anything found for free online. Instructors have so many options to check for plagiarism, which makes it nearly impossible for students to do anything other than write their own papers. Even though students cannot turn in free papers as their own, they can still use the free papers that they find online. Here are a few ideas:
- Use as a template: Students often have difficulty planning out their term papers, because the papers have so many complex pieces. With a sample term paper, students can see exactly where all of the pieces should go and how long they should be. Students can also see where to put in-text citations, subheadings, and other little things that they tend to misplace.
- Learn about documenting sources: A good term paper will have properly documented sources. Students tend to lose points on their term papers because they do not know how to document sources. They often use the wrong formatting and forget to include sources in their works cited pages. With a well written sample paper, students can see exactly where everything needs to go and what the paper will look like when finished.
- Read it for tone and voice: Since students are so comfortable writing text messages and other information types of writing, they are often confused about the voice they should use for their formal papers. By reading samples, students can learn about the appropriate voice and tone they need to earn a top grade. They can see how students avoid using first person and second person pronouns. They can also see how students managed to prove their points with effect use of active verbs and transitions.
- Look at introductions and conclusions: Instructors at all educational levels struggle with students who do not know how to begin their term papers. Instead of telling students how to start, instructors can actually use free samples to show students their options. If an instructor does not show what to do, students can find samples and figure it out for themselves. Students can also look at the term papers to see how the authors transitioned from the hook and bridge into the thesis statement. They can also see how the authors returned to the thesis and hook in their conclusions.