How to Write an a Paper for College

Every student is capable of creating A papers.  Some students begin working immediately on assignments given by teachers, while a majority of students wait until the night before a project is due to begin the process.  There is am important key that college professors through elementary teachers look for in papers.  This key opens the door to “A” papers, satisfaction in writing, an overall professional flow.  The key will even be exemplified in this article.  The key is organization.  This article will show how to organize a college paper in order to receive an “A.”

Good introductions have two essentials.  They catch the readers attention.  Try thinking of a person who enjoys reading boring material.  Still trying?  Stop.  Examine the introductory paragraph.  How did it catch the readers attention and create interest?  Is it something to which others can relate?  The other essential is giving the reader a sense of direction.  Notice how the underlined portion of the introduction gives the reader a direction of what they will encounter in the paper.  Every single paragraph and detail in the entire paper must be somehow related to this sentence in the introduction.  Many professors and teachers will call this line a thesis statement for research papers, or a statement of intent for other kinds of writing.  

After writing a good introduction organization must link the paragraphs in the body of the paper.  The body of an “A” paper systematically follows the statement of intent.  This can be done chronologically or topically.  This article works chronologically through the introduction, then the body, and ends with the conclusion.   Good writing will always have a sense of direction through the paragraphs of the body.  

Another important trait in the body of an “A” paper is the organization of each paragraph individually.  Each paragraph needs a topic sentence and supporting details.  Only information that is directly related to the topic sentence should be written in each paragraph.  This is very similar to how each paragraph must be directly related to the statement of intent.  Take a minute to look through the first sentences of the paragraphs in this paper.  Do these topic sentences relate to the statement of intent?  Do the sentences of each paragraph relate directly to the first sentence of each paragraph?

The final step in organizing your “A” paper is providing a conclusion that sums up the keys points of your paper.  This should be done in an organized, but not boring way.  It will remind the reader of the statement of intent, and possibly add additional details.  Look at the final paragraph of this article for an example.

This article has shown how a college student should organize their various writing assignments in order to receive an “A” on them.  Organization is the key to receiving good grades in college.  Professors first must understand the ideas being presented by the student in order to properly assess the material.  Many professors will not be picky about the content as long as that content is presented in an orderly fashion.  Happy grades.