Schedule-create a schedule in your planner indicating when you will do the different parts of the paper. Remember to include the research time in the schedule. Start at the due date, and then back up two days for a cushion. Slowly move backwards until your start date.
Research- set aside several days for the research. The good thing about the Internet is that you can research from anywhere. If your school has purchased databases for its students, then make sure to get the user names and passwords
Make sure you understand what a reliable and credible source is. Also find out which form the teacher wants you to use (such as MA or APA) in the paper..
if you think of the paper in steps, not one giant task, it will be much easier for you to complete. Break the tasks into easy to do segments, so that it does not seem so overwhelming to you. You will feel a great sense of accomplishment as you are able to check-off each completed step. You will be finished with the composition before you know it.