High school research paperAugust 29, 2014 - Posted to Assignment types and subjects
Your high school research paper and the future
It´s that dreaded time of semester again and you need to get your head out of the clouds long enough to write one of your high school research papers. So let’s first identify the negative thoughts you are having and how you can tackle them to make writing your papers easier.
“I hate writing papers”
These are of course obligatory papers, that you are expected to write throughout your high school life. You don’t like doing it but there is no way out. There is just no point in going through your school years dreading the paper, or papers, you have to write each term. The more negatively you think, the more likely you are to produce a paper that nobody will want to read, not even you.
“But why do I have to even write high school research papers?”
They’re a pain, let’s not lie. But whether you believe it or not, they will all have some impact on your future. Even a little subject that you don’t have many hours a week still counts. It certainly counts towards your current year but it also means that you will gain experience in writing in this field. Imagine that you have a topic, say Psychology, only two hours a week while at high school. You don’t feel like it’s important right now, but a few years later, or maybe even next year, you decide to major in this subject at college, and you’ll wish you put more effort into those related papers, way back when. Too late now though isn’t it? Well actually, if you act on this advice it won’t be.
“I don’t have the motivation so I’ll just do as little as possible and still pass.”
This is the trap a lot of people fall into. It’s often easier to just scrape by, do as little research as possible and not reference properly. You’ll probably still get the grade to advance to the next level. Just. However, the attitude you carry with you now will chase you around for life. Think about being the owner of that same lazy attitude when you’re at a higher level, or even at work. Do you think that will suffice? No. It will lead to a lifetime of failing and having to repeat things that if you had thought about how you acted before, would have been unnecessary.
Not too late to change though!