Are you the best sportsperson in your college? Are you proud of it as your greatest achievement and life-long vocation? Do you want to develop your wonderful body instead of taking those boring tests and writing endless term papers? Take it easy and find pleasure in whatever you’re supposed to do! At least in your term paper, as you are free to choose a topic and relate it to your labor of love. Sport also needs broad investigations for such people as you in order to help them do sports correctly and safely.
Dive into It
It’s always, absolutely always the most important to love your topic and devote yourself to it. Most probably, it’s the least of your problems. However, even if you’re just scientifically interested in the sport you’re writing about, it would help you if you went in for it at least a bit. It’s useful to understand the topic from inside, moreover it may give you an idea of your more precise topic. When you practice something, you see the details and inner problems which are invisible from outside and haven’t been studied. Watching tournaments and talking to sportspeople and fans can also work.
If you’re already in it, analyze your personal experience and the experience of your coaches. You are already fit, both physically and mentally, to write the term paper. For example, if you are a professional diver and see there are few places to do your sport, you can solve the problem by analyzing the characteristics of a proper place, the possible proper places nearby and the actions needed to equip them completely. Writing about any sport, you can scientifically prove that it’s fun (sorry, that it makes the human body produce some special substances that positively influence our mental state), which is especially pleasant.
The problem of your research doesn’t necessarily have to be related to you and of course it mustn’t consist barely of your impressions. Sport is not only practice, but also a huge amount of theory. Take a different look on your hobby or vocation. Read as much as possible, use biology, ergonomics, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, economics, psychology, sociology, cultural studies or even history (if you write about a famous sportsperson or tournament). Don’t think scientific books are boring: if you understand them, they’ll be related to your real life. Surf libraries and the Internet, use Google Scholar, ask your tutor for advice. Listen to your feelings and to experts’ thoughts, again to your feelings and again to experts’ thoughts, until you find the relation needed for a pleasurable, inspired and well-thought paper. Take your topic broadly, deeply and seriously. Besides your successful research paper, the new knowledge you’ll gain can make your conversations with colleagues more interesting or even help you in practice.
Knock It Out
Do you use doping as a sportsperson? Anyway, you know you shouldn’t. Just in the same way, you shouldn’t use doping as a student. A student’s doping is coffee at night, energetic drinks, extra chocolate, lack of sleep, unsure quotes and too direct help of your friends. Don’t ruin your life for your research paper. Don’t put it off every day until it’s a week left. Read as much as you can, make notes (always make notes, so as to remember where you read this and where you read that), sit down and type. Type, quote, organize your research paper, type, type until you’re tired. While writing, don’t let any side thought distract you, exercise concentration by filling yourself up with what you’re doing. When you’re tired, go in for your sport with a background thought about it. It will be the most productive kind of rest for you. Eat well and sleep even better. Listen to music and sometimes have fun with your friends. That is much better than any artificial doping. Let your mind be constantly feeding you new ideas. Keep thinking about your subject while reading a book, commuting or brushing your teeth, associate as many moments of your life with your topic as you can.
Practice, and theory will come. Read, and you’ll write. Get inspired and use your inspiration. Have rest and return to work. Love your topic and take it more serious than even your love. Be passionate to be academic. Convince the world that your sport is not only to practice, but also to investigate profoundly. Then maybe, you’ll even improve your sport results and in any case, you’ll be the winner both sports community and at your college, which is quite a victory.