Glossary - Term paper

is a kind of research paper which describes events, concepts or argues a certain point. Term paper is written by students usually at the end of each semester and intends to discuss a topic under consideration in details. The length of term paper is usually several typed pages and shows that the writer has a strong understanding of the topic and source material used. It is necessary to draw a border between such terms as "term paper" and "research paper" because not all term papers presuppose academic research.