Term paper definition

Term paper definition

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Sometimes the author feels the need to say about the same subject in two or several chapters (sections of chapters). In this case, he should choose the chapter or section for which the given text fragment corresponds to the most, and put references in the rest. If sections of chapters are numbered, the references will be short and do not violate the course of the narrative, for example: “we examined the question of (that is) in section 3.2” or “see section 5.3 for a discussion of these results”. It is difficult for a novice author to decide in what sequence to prepare the dissertation chapters. Most often, he begins with a Literature Review, because he feels an urgent need to bring together everything he learned from books and magazines about the subject ofhis research. Methods follow the Review it is easier for the author to talk about something concrete.

Then he will present the Results, analyze them in the Discussion (or write several “complex” chapters of the Results and Discussion either of these two options is acceptable, which is discussed in more detail in the relevant chapters of this book) and formulate Conclusions. It would seem that it remains to supplement the thesis with some mandatory accessories Introduction, References, Table of Contents, etc. and the first version of the text can be presented to the supervisor. It is then that it turns out that the Conclusions do not meet the standards adopted for the dissertations, nor the idea of the head. It may happen that the fragment will equally correspond to the content of two chapters. Put it in any. In the process of editing your thesis will change greatly, and then, if you see fit, you will swap thefragment and the reference. In general, you radically rework the Conclusions, and then it turns out that you need to make significant changes to the Results (unnecessary to confirm the new version of the conclusions remove, the missing add).

The discussion will change even more. The description ofsome research methods will be unnecessary; others, on the contrary, will require a more detailed presentation. Even if all this does not happen (which is very unlikely), the litho review will certainly prove to be inappropriate for its intended purpose. This is the rule with no exceptions. An author who has passed more than fifty different exams in his lifetime cannot abandon an ingrained habit, and instead of proving the need for this particular study, he prepares a lengthy summary of everything he knows about his chosen topic. It turns out that litobzor must be re-written (just anew, any processing of the old text will not give the desired result). So what remains of the text? A lot of fragments with a length of 10-12 lines and a sense of their own inconsistency. The agony of creativity strengthens the spirit of the author and gives him valuable experience, but leads to a loss of time and energy.


Miriam West