Simply put, writing a college paper is about picking a topic or position, researching it, and sharing what you've learned in an academic format. A paper often has you making an argument - your thesis - and explaning why you have picked that position. You do this by tying your thoughts together with the words and ideas of multiple experts, key players, and other relevant sources.
Your topic will evolve as you research.You will likely start with a big idea that's too much to tackle in a single paper. This is ok. Find the parts that most interest you. Clarity of direction will help you work smart.
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