When we talk about term paper formats we usually denote the technical structure of writing a term paper. However, there are actually two segments in which we are to consider the format of writing; the first one is the citation style and the other one is the goal of the writer.
There are many types of term paper formats according to level. If you are a high school student, let us talk about high school Research Papers for your convenience. Anyway, the same basic formats can be applied even for undergraduate, masters and PhD levels of writing.