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How To Complete Your Research Paper Quickly: Tips For 3rd Grade Students

Today, more students are acquiring academic skills at an earlier age than they would have received just a decade ago. Even 3rd grade students may find the need to write highly effective research papers (within a reasonable level for their ages) in a number of institutions. Of course, these assignments are much easier than the ones you may recall from high school or college but they can still be a challenge to any 3rd grader who finds the experience entirely new. Here are some tips for helping your 3rd grader in completing a research paper assignment quickly and without stress:

  1. Choose a familiar and interesting topic
  2. You’re bound to know a few things your young student is already familiar with and interested in. It’s a good idea to encourage him to stay within that subject area while focusing on expanding his knowledge of it. Use “why” questions effectively to get your child’s creativity going.

  3. Select one thing to learn more about
  4. The assignment isn’t going to be as in-depth as you think but it will still be difficult enough that a student will have to spend a few hours doing some light reading. Rather than have your child feeling stressed or overwhelmed be sure to narrow the focus of the assignment to just one topic.

  5. Set up a schedule early in the week
  6. Teach your child the great habit of creating a schedule in order to manage the multitude of tasks he will continue to see throughout his academic and professional life. Break the research paper assignment down into manageable tasks and set up goals to meet on each day.

  7. Work on your project every day
  8. Continuing on the above tip, you should encourage your child to work on his assignment every day. Even if it’s just for a few minutes he’s much more likely to complete his work quickly if he doesn’t try to cram his tasks into a single afternoon.

  9. Write your first draft in an afternoon
  10. The one task that should be completed in a single sitting is writing the first draft. Even professional writers recommend trying to get as many of their ideas down on paper as efficiently as possible than to break up this stage of writing into several phases.

  11. Revise, edit and proofread your work
  12. Aim to work on revising, editing and proofreading work at least two days before the assignment is due. This will prevent your child from having to work too hard the night before and possibly miss out on mistakes in writing that could have easily been fixed.