How To Create A Strong Term Paper About Tuberculosis


For a college student, writing a term paper should be an easy thing to do. Every paper has a format that should be closely followed and the only difference between one paper and the next is the topic. Writing a paper about tuberculosis may sound like a complicated endeavor, but it is not different than writing about a topic that is not related to health care. The key to success is following the essay-writing format that you know from other assignments.

  • Include a Historically Accurate Hook in the Introduction
  • Since tuberculosis has such an interesting history, an effective hook would be a quote from a major player in fighting the disease. Another effective hook would be an anecdote about a historical figure or a patient associated with tuberculosis. After you write an interesting hook, the next step is to provide just enough background information to lead smoothly into the thesis statement. That sentence will be the one that controls the direction of the entire term paper.

  • Write an Argumentative Thesis
  • The thesis needs to be argumentative. It should answer a yes or no question about the topic. Maybe you want to decide whether or not there should be a vaccine for tuberculosis in Third World countries? Your answer to the question is the thesis and it should work part of the question into the answer. So, your thesis could be: The best way to combat tuberculosis in Third World countries is with a mandatory vaccine.

  • Defend the Thesis with Thorough Research
  • The rest of the paper needs to prove the thesis. You will need to conduct some research to find out if you can even support the thesis. The research you find should be from experts in the field so that your thesis becomes valid in the eyes of the reader. You will need to cite your sources properly in the paper based on the style you are assigned. The body of the paper needs to have several paragraphs that are highly focused on different aspects of the thesis.

  • Conclude the Term Paper in Style
  • Once you have proven your point thoroughly, the conclusion will need to be written. It should reflect the introduction, with a restated thesis, restated main points, and a connection back to the hook. You will also need to include a bibliography page with all of the sources correctly listed.

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