Writing Tip #7: Structure of your paper

When writing an academic paper, it is always important to have a clear structure. This does not only help the reader to understand your arguments, it also helps you to create a more convincing paper.

To improve the structure of your paper, you have to be aware of the objective of every chapter and paragraph in your text. What do you intend to say? Which statements do you want to make? How does this relate to the general research question?

Read your paper and write in the margins what every chapter is about. This gives you a good overview of how your paper is structured and helps you to identify laws in the structure.


Guidance

Do you think you need some guidance while writing an academic paper? Feel free to make an appointment with one of the tutors of theĀ Writing Centre.