You need to start the coursework by choosing a topic.
A undergrad isn’t always given a choice. If you come to the scientific leader in advance and show your sincere interest in adequacy, a normal teacher will consider with you several variations of topics for the coursework. It’s best to take several topics from the teacher and a time-out for a week – to analyze the information and think. This needs to be done in order not to ask “how to write a course on this topic” later.
Term papers, which are written on the 3rd – 4th year, usually become the heads of the thesis. Think promising! The smartest students already on the first and second year take theme coursework with an eye on the diploma.
Study of general information.
Encyclopedias, textbooks, dictionaries, review articles on the Internet (or at least Wikipedia) will allow you to ascertain what the course will be about.
Don’t ignore this stage, otherwise it will be difficult to make a clear plan. Bury yourself in the materials is not necessary – perhaps the teacher will make corrections to your plan. The teacher may ask to focus on certain issues and omit the others.
When you get a general idea of the topic of the work, begin to draw up a plan. Plans should be two: brief and abstract. First, make a short plan for writing a term paper, discuss it with the teacher. Then make a plan in the theses. What are you going to write about, what issue will you disclose. After that, contact the teacher again. It’s better to rewrite the plan five times than to rewrite all the course work once
Compiling a list of literature.
Most teachers suggest the main sources that you need to rely on when writing a course.
As a rule, books that the teacher advised are not enough. The student must himself work to find the right literature. The list of textbooks and encyclopedias will not be available (although they can also be specified), the list should contain research and articles in scientific journals and collections.
Some departments require that the list of literature include works in foreign languages. Do not try to put in the list a hundred foreign names, taking them from the notes to some monograph. Better a few books and articles, but those that you can at least scroll through.
Search for sources.
This item is not required at all faculties. For example, historians use chronicles, chronicles, memoirs, diplomatic documents, archival materials as sources. Philosophers take the works of representatives of antiquity and modernity.