term paper


Definition of term paper

: a major written assignment in a school or college course representative of a student's achievement during a term

Examples of term paper in a Sentence

I have a term paper due next week.

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Think of term papers as a way to research areas that relate to your career goals, the projects could help open the doors of meeting people in the marketplace. Kimberly Thompson, Houston Chronicle, "Students nearing graduation should prepare for next step," 23 Aug. 2019 Then Kenney wrote a scathing op-ed that compared Rhynhart’s tactics to those of a mean teacher failing a student over a draft and not the final term paper. Phillyclout Team, Philly.com, "Who pulled strings to get killer cop Ryan Pownall a patronage job? | Clout," 22 June 2018 The raciest bets that foreigners have made are on the bonds of policy banks, such as the China Development Bank, and on short-term paper issued by biggish provincial banks. The Economist, "Why foreigners are keen buyers of Chinese government bonds," 28 June 2018 So the kids write their term papers and throw their tame ragers, while the parents claim the right to act out. Ben Falcone, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Life of the Party,’ Melissa McCarthy Goes to College," 10 May 2018 Last year regulators cooled on negotiable certificates of deposit, a type of short-term paper on which small and mid-sized banks, in particular, increasingly rely. Andrew Peaple, WSJ, "Chinese Banks Find Another Funding Wheeze," 20 Apr. 2018 Perhaps that’s because no one asks for a term paper on arrival. Jennifer Fernandez, ELLE Decor, "Here's Why Playing Poker Is The Best Way To Spend Your Next Ladies Night," 2 Apr. 2018 One inspiring Texas high school teacher is bringing a whole lot more than term papers and pop quizzes to his Austin classroom. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Texas High School Teacher Brings His Adorable Corgi to School Every Day," 8 Mar. 2018 These students should have been thinking about SATs, term papers and proms but instead endured a life-altering tragedy. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "'We will be the last mass shooting': Florida students want to be tipping point in gun debate," 17 Feb. 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of term paper

US : a long essay that usually requires research and that is written by a student as part of a course or class

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