Want to Write a Brilliant Paper? Here’s How

by / Friday, 16 January 2015 / Published in Education

If you take away the homework and all the assignments, then it can be said with great certainty that the lives of the students all around the world would be much easier. Not only that, students would also become better learners because they would have time to actually learn new and interesting things instead of filling page after page.

While it will be a long time because parents and teachers agree with this point of view so the only thing that the students can do is to improve their writing skills so they can tackle essays, any kind of writing assignment and even a case study paper. So let’s take a look at the steps of writing a good paper:

Choosing the topic of the paper

We know, we know, that this has been said ad infinitum, but with good reason. The topic of any paper or essay plays an important role when you start writing an essay. That is why you should be extra careful when choosing the topic because it can make or break your writing assignment.

To write a better paper than the rest of your class, always choose the topic that you know the most about. If you are already a master of a certain topic, use your skills to impress the teacher and get the top grade.


Researching your chosen topic is very important, even if you already know about it. Why’s that? Because the things you know about a topic like facts and figures may be outdated. That is why you should do your research whenever you have to.

Researching a topic can also help in another way: you may find out that there isn’t much material on the topic that you have chosen or that it is not exactly what you thought it would be. If you find yourself in such a situation, you can easily change your topic.

Outlining the paper

Now that you have gathered the raw material, it’s time to make a product out of it. But you cannot do that if you don’t have the blueprints. The outline of the paper will be the blueprints that you need.

Your outline should contain the main points that you are going to discuss in the paper. Along with these points you should also mention the source of these points. And don’t forget to mention your own thoughts and inferences in the outline because that is what you will have to write in the conclusion.

Writing the paper

Now it’s finally time for writing the paper. And because you have done the hard work, it shouldn’t be too difficult to write. However, there are still a few things that you should keep in mind.

A paper or an essay is like a good story or a movie. It needs an introduction at the beginning. This is where you introduce your topic and your thesis. Then comes the body. This is where all the main points, that you have so tediously collected, go. And then comes the conclusion where you give your own thoughts and close the paper.

Now you know how to write a paper. You shouldn’t worry the next time your teacher asks to write a seminar paper, a research paper or any other kind of paper.