How to Write a 20 Page Research Paper in Under a Day

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How to Write a 20 Page Research Paper in Under a Day

So you've procrastinated again. You told yourself you wouldn't do this 2 months ago when your professor assigned you this. But you procrastinated anyway. Shame on you. It's due in a few hours. What are you going to do? Pick a Topic

← The more "legally-oriented" your topic is, the better. You'll see why. ← It has to be something you feel strongly about. Strong as in it makes you want to open your window and yell and shake your fist about it at joggers passing by. That strong. ← It also has to be something that you already know some stuff about. ← It also needs to have some depth to it. It can't be like "We should have free pizza in lecture every Friday". That's lame. -Unless you're really creative, then that could possibly work if your professor has a sense of humor and you really can write 20 pages about something silly like that. Make a list

← ...of every possible outcome that this issue could cause in ← ...the near future
← ...the far future
← ...of every person that this topic affects.
← ...of any instances where this topic has come in the news. ← ...what you would do about this topic if you had the chance/power/enough-sugar ← ...any little detail you can think of
The important thing about this is to think of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, no matter how silly or far-fetched. It'll make your professor go "hmm, didn't think about that one". You can even get your friends to help you with this one. The more the merrier. It's best to do this on a computer, because... Reorder everything

Put your most obvious argument first.

Then put weird off the wall stuff, regardless of importance.

Put the strongest argument for your case next.

Now list the incidents that will help argue for your point. Don't know of any incidents in the news to help argue your point? That's ok. Make up some, except keep it really really generic. When it comes time to quote the...
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