• Cover Page • Abstract • Table of Contents • Introduction • Body • Discussion • Concluding Remarks • Bibliography or References
• 12-point font • 1-inch top, bottom, left and right margins • Use either Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Baskerville or Constantia • Double-sized spacing • Figures and tables must always have a caption • Number the pages • Use italics to provide emphasis
• Title of the term paper • Your name • Course name and number • Instructor’s name • Date of deadline • Name of the university
• Summary of the term paper in one paragraph of 100 – 250 words • Overall purpose of the study and the research problem • Basic design of the study • Major findings or trends as a result of your analysis • A brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions
Table of Contents
• Headings • Example in MS Word
• Begin with a statement of the topic to be discussed. • Explain the significance of the topic or problem at hand • Write about how you plan to discuss or resolve the issue.
• Literature Review (History) – include past attempts at solutions • Problems faced in the past and solutions attempted • Impact of the problem • Current research in the field
• What is your opinion of the subject? • How has your view changed from when you began the project? • Has it stayed the same, and why? • Tie everything you’ve been explaining into what you had stated in your introduction.
• Sums up the points made in the term paper • Possible future solutions
Bibliography or references
• References include sources that have been directly cited in your paper • Bibliography contains all sources you have used whether cited or not • About 10-15 citations • the authors’ names • the titles of the works • the names and locations of the companies that published the sources • the dates • the page numbers of your sources (if they are part of multi-source volumes)