Parts Of Term Paper

Here are examples of 3 common types of titles
  • Question: Can PF Correction Increase Profits?
  • Summary: Design and Testing of a Small Power Company
  • 2-Part: Power System Operation: How to Survive an Emergency

Abstract
The abstract is a short (about 100-500 word) summary of the entire paper. It should include: goals and objectives, results, and conclusions. It is usually one of the last parts of the paper to be written.

Introduction
The introduction also has three main purposes. First, it provides background and motivation for your topic (usually includes a review of current literature on the topic). Second, it describes the focus and purpose of the paper you are writing. Third, it gives an overview of what is contained in the paper's various sections.

Methods/Procedure
This section describes what you did, how you did it, gives strategies, sample calculations, diagrams and circuits, and descriptions of equipment. The goal here is to give the reader sufficient inforamation to be able to repeat your work if desired. (Of course some "standard techniques" can be simply referenced).

Results
This section is where you prove your point with the data. Give graphs and tables of costs, profits, whatever your data is. Also give some description or guide to help the reader recognize your important points.

Conclusions/Discussion
Here you state what your learned or proved. What are the "take home messages" or major accomplishments of this work? You may also describe interesting observations, new questions, and future work here.

Bibliography
A list of the references you used in the work & writing the paper.

Format for Term Papers

Below are some links and a general outline on how to write your term papers.   Depending on your topic you may want to rely on the scientific report style or literature review styles, or a combination of the two.  The choice is yours.   Links to these styles can be accessed by the buttons below.  Below the three buttons I outline the scientific report style.  More details can be found by clicking the scientific format button below.

Click here for how to write a reseach paper

Click here to gain a more detailed view of the scientific report format described below, or

Click here to gain a description of how to write a literature review


Format for a Scientific Report

Abstract

    Short (three-quarters of a page) description of the paper.   Describe what the issue or problem is, why it is important or interesting, and your findings.

 

Introduction

  • What is the issue or problem?
  • Literature review: what is current thinking, findings, and approaches on the problem?
  • What is the significance of the problem?
  • How do you plan to deal with the problem? What is your solution?

Methods

  • How did you search for information or data on the topic?
  • What is your impression of the ulility, relevance, or quality of the data you collected?
  • What special steps did you take to select or utilize the data?

Results

  • What are your findings?
  • Are their problems with your findings in terms of answering the questions posed in the introduction?

Discussion

  • What do your observations mean?
  • Summarize the most important findings.
  • What conclusions can you draw?
  • How do your results fit into a broader context?

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