BHM309 - RESEARCH PROJECT (PRACTICAL)
HOURS ALLOTED: 45
MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Once you have finalised the first draft or synopsis in consultation with your supervisor during SEM-V, plan to writing the final research paper during SEM-VI. Keep in mind the following:
1.Statement of purpose: tell the reader what you’re going to say.
2.Main body of the paper: say it
3.Summary and conclusion: tell the reader what you’ve said.
4.Stick to the point, avoid digression. State each major idea quickly and then develop it through examples and explanations.
5.Include concrete examples, illustrations, and factual details to back up your generalizations.
6.Criticize, evaluate, illustrate, attack, or defend where appropriate to your topic. Show you’ve been thinking.
7.As you write, indicate your information source (by # of card or author’s name) in the margin beside ideas. You can return later to complete the documenting of your references.
8.Unless your professor has specified otherwise, be sure to introduce quotations and show how they fit in with your position. Don’t use them as filler.
9.Read it out loud to check for flow and awkward language. Read for clarity and logical progression and smooth transitions.
10.Find alternate words for ones you are using too often (check a Thesaurus).
11.Check for mechanical errors such as misspelled words, inaccurate punctuation, incorrect grammar, etc.
12.Watch carefully to prevent plagiarism. Be absolutely certain that your documentation gives full credit for all materials used not only in quotations but in paraphrased form.
13.Revise and polish your tentative draft for final project
14.Type the final version of your report. Double space and allow for proper margins.
15.Follow the exact format prescribed by your instructor for the title page, bibliography and documentation. This may vary from topic to topic, so be sure to check if you’re in doubt.
16.Double check your documentation against your alphabetized bibliography. Make certain that all of your documentation is accurately tied to the references listed in your bibliography.
17.After typing, be sure to proofread for typos and other errors.
18.Hand your paper in!!
Remember all research is expected to show originality as it provides significant contribution to enhancing knowledge. Do give reference of ideas, quotes etc. in your paper from wherever it has been borrowed. The research paper must be accompanied by a certificate to the affect that it is an original piece of work. If at any stage it is found that the research paper has been copied, in part or full, it is likely to be cancelled and the student failed in the subject.