See what format your educational establishment wants you to write the work in, what subject to choose, when the deadline is, etc. All this information is important, so make sure to have this list somewhere near you when you write the work.
An original topic will make it more interesting for you to write and will most probably give you a better grade. Depending on the size of your paper, choose the topic narrow enough to open all the questions fully in the writing.
Make sure to have some relatively simple background information for the introduction part, so your readers understand what you are writing about.The more information you get, the more valuable your work will be at the end.
When you gather all necessary information, it’s time to make an outline – a plan of your work. Write it as detailed as possible, including authors and books you will cite, all the notes you’ve done while investigating, all subtopics you want to cover, etc.
The time you should spend on writing the work without much effort depends on the size of the paper and the topic you choose. If the paper is large and the topic includes many subtopics, then you may need as much as 1,5-2 months to search for the materials, investigate them, and have certain results. The writing process doesn’t take as much time, especially if you have a good outline and enough preparation. The point of writing a work is in gathering the information you’ve got in one big formatted report, so even if the work is large, a week may be quite enough.
After you’re done with the outline, you can begin writing your first draft. Again, try to include as much as possible into the work, but make sure it’s readable and doesn’t look like a compilation of facts. Don’t forget to give explanations and include transitions between the paragraphs and the parts of your text.
After all, don’t forget to leave a couple of days on proofreading your paper. It’s not enough to read it once, so check it at least once more the next day to spot come mistakes you didn’t see during the first proofreading. The key to successful preparation, writing, and proofreading without effort is doing something regularly. Spend some time on the work every day, and by the end of the deadline, you will have a beautifully formatted sophisticated academic paper, and an excellent grade, of course.