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Some assignments will call for an abstract. An abstract is a summary of your paper. An abstract should be short and concise but include the topic of your paper, the main points you are writing about, and the conclusions you reach. Do not indent the 1st line of your Abstract It should be written in block format Include a brief sentence summary for all sections of your paper. An abstract is typically 150-250 words long. Your paper should: word Introduction as a heading. It is understood that the opening paragraph of your paper is your introduction. The APA suggests the following set up for an * be double spaced * have 1 inch margins introduction: Introduce the problem, explore the importance of the problem, describe relevant scholarship, and explain your approach to solving the problem. This may vary depending on your assignment. * be typed in Times font * indent paragraphs ½ inch or 5-7 spaces The Body of your Paper Headings should After you write the introduction, you will develop the body of the paper. be boldfaced, centered, and all major words In a formal psychology paper documenting an experiment, the standard capitalized structure for an experiment is: Method, Results, Discussion. Each of these Footnotes can be used to provide additional information sections would use a heading to guide the reader through the paper. The paper ends with References, Footnotes, Appendices and Supplemental Materials1. Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Professor Haberdasher March 15, 2010 Center and double space your name and the name of your college, university, or institution Center and double space the course title and number, the instructor, and the date Running head: APA SHORT RESEARCH PAPER Include a short title of your paper on every page. Type as: Running head: TITLE IN ALL CAPS Note-- The APA format requires the use of the term Running head for professional journal article submissions. The term Running head appears on the first page. All additional pages should just have the short title without the phrase Running head. Additionally, for short papers, your instructor may not require the term Running head. Center the title The long title of your paper should include the main idea and scope of your paper The title should be typed in 12 point Times font. Do not bold, underline, or italicize the title Education 101 Note – The APA style guidelines were created for submission of formal Psychology articles to professional journals. Your instructor may prefer that you format the title page differently.
o This paper is in the University of Chicago Style—the standard for history. SO YOU CAN USE IT AS A MODEL FOR CITATION. Linguistics: http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/Hacker-Shaw-APA.pdf o This piece is written in APA format, so it may be somewhat useful to you. Many linguistics faculty use MLA format instead. Chemistry: http://www.mel.nist.gov/msidlibrary/doc/framework.pdf#search=%22chemistry%20an d%20%22sample%20paper%22%22 o This piece is not written in MLA or APA format. Therefore, you SHOULD NOT use it as a model for citation. Education: http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/writing/apa_sample.html o This paper is written in APA format. SO YOU CAN USE IT AS A MODEL FOR CITATION. Sociology: http://www.teced.com/PDFs/upa2003_lk_tk_paper.pdf#search=%22sociology%20and %20%22sample%20paper%22%22 o This piece is not written in MLA or APA format. Therefore, you SHOULD NOT use it as a model for citation. Political Science: http://www.usca.edu/polisci/apls301/sample%20research%20paper.doc o This piece is not written in MLA or APA format. Therefore, you SHOULD NOT use it as a model for citation. Film Studies: http://www.filmstudies.ucsb.edu/courses/101ApaperSCAN.pdf o This piece is not written in MLA or APA format. Therefore, you SHOULD NOT use it as a model for citation. Economics: http://www.mptceconomics.org/data/Australia_Economy_Article_Critique.pdf o This piece is not written in MLA or APA format. Therefore, you SHOULD NOT use it as a model for citation. English: http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/Hacker-Lars-MLA.pdf. o This paper is written in MLA format. SO YOU CAN USE IT AS A MODEL FOR CITATION. Engineering: http://wwwlisc.clermont.cemagref.fr/Labo/MembresEtPagesIntermediaires/pagesperso/ anciens_membres/amblard_frederic/ressources/2002/AmblardAIS%202002.pdf o This piece is not written in MLA or APA format. Therefore, you SHOULD NOT use it as a model for citation. Computer Science: http://www.uninova.pt/~cam/ev/AIS2002cam.pdf#search=%22sociology%20and%20% 22sample%20paper%22%22 o This piece is not written in MLA or APA format. Therefore, you SHOULD
Sample Research Project in the Context of a Freshman Writing Course Prepared by Steve Tollefson, College Writing Programs, UC Berkeley, 2005 Includes Final Research Paper, Annotated Bibliography and Reflection on the Process Internalizing Dead Kings and Ambiguous Art Marian Feldman has been a member of the UC Berkeley faculty for the last seven years and is currently Assistant Professor in the Near Eastern Studies Department. She has published two articles, two reviews, and is in the editing process of her first book. The publications reveal Feldman’s process of internalizing her academic interests by the stylistic differences between the articles. In her professorial career thus far, Feldman has donned various roles as art historian, archaeologist, professor and writer. This paper provides insight as to how Feldman’s personality and different aspects show through in her writing and by changes in her writing over the course of her publishing career thus far. As I enter my first college class, my attention goes to Professor Feldman, a tall, slender woman in a loose pearl blouse with black dress pants. The combination of her graceful stance and scholarly presence distinguishes her already from the chaos of the lecture room. The calm demeanor spreads through the room as she gradually turns the lights down low, signaling the beginning of lecture, and gives life to the art historian’s companion, the slide projector. Her slow and steady speech is punctuated by inflections at nearly every other word and reflects her scholarly presence. She picks her words carefully and you can sense the moment’s thought before each. Her precisely chosen words make each one valuable as I frantically try to catch them all. Feldman incorporates her elevated vocabulary in daily speech and lecture, requiring that I form my own vocabulary list: mélange, koine, cache, lingua franca, etc.
The following outline shows a basic format for most academic papers. No matter what length the paper needs to be, it should still follow the format of having an introduction, body, and conclusion. Read over what typically goes in each section of the paper. Use the back of this handout to outline information for your specific paper. The introduction should have some of the following elements, depending on the type of paper: Start with an attention grabber: a short story, example, statistic, or historical context that introduces the paper topic Give an overview of any issues involved with the subject Define of any key terminology need to understand the topic Quote or paraphrase sources revealing the controversial nature of the subject (argumentative papers only) Highlight background information on the topic needed to understand the direction of the paper Write an antithesis paragraph, presenting the primary opposing views (argumentative paper only) The introduction must end with a THESIS statement (a 1 to 2 sentences in length): Tell what the overall paper will focus on Briefly outline the main points in the paper. Clearly present the main points of the paper as listed in the thesis Give strong examples, details, and explanations to support each main points If an argumentative paper, address any counterarguments and refute those arguments If a research paper, use strong evidence from sources—paraphrases, summaries, and quotations that support the main points. Restate your thesis from the introduction in different words Briefly summarize each main point found in the body of the paper (avoid going over 2 sentences for each point) Give a statement of the consequences of not embracing the position (argumentative paper only) End with a strong clincher statement: an appropriate, meaningful final sentence that ties the whole point of the paper together (may refer back to the attention grabber) Additional Tips Decide on the thesis and main points first You do not need to start writing your paper with the introduction Try writing the thesis and body first; then go back and figure out how to best introduce the body and conclude the paper Use transitions between main points and between examples within the main points Always keep your thesis in the forefront of your mind while writing; everything in your paper must point back to the thesis Use the back of this handout to make an outline of your paper
The Luther Rice University & Seminary Manual of Style has been designed as a supplement to Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 7th ed., rev. Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), for use at LRU. Turabian should be consulted for matters not addressed in this manual. There are some LRU faculty members that have contributed in one way or another to the production of this manual. In particular, Dr. James M. Kinnebrew, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Theology, and his wife, Mrs. Sandra Kinnebrew, deserve special mention for producing the university’s first research and writing guide, Your Simple Guide to the Sample Research Paper: An LRS Primer to Writing Turabian Style (2003), of which forms the majority of the first edition of the LRU Style Manual. At one time or another, Smith Library staff have contributed to sections 2 – 4. Originally separate published documents, these guides have helped students over the last decade avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism and citation mistakes. We thought it appropriate to incorporate this valuable information in this first edition. The contributor to the sample research paper contained herein, often referred to as “that hell paper” (further description of this contribution is contained in Dr. Kinnebrew’s introduction) is former LRU student Marvin M.P. Mullins, who graciously gave permission for its use.
Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most popular presentation programs supported by both Mac and PC platforms. Microsoft PowerPoint can be used to create interactive presentations for classroom, business, or personal use. To begin Microsoft PowerPoint, go to Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (Figure 1). Select PowerPoint Presentation from the Project Gallery if a blank document does not open. Computers crash and documents are lost all the time, so it is best to save often! Saving Initially Before you begin to type, you should save your document. To do this, go to File > Save As (Figure 2). Microsoft PowerPoint will open a dialog box where you can specify the new file’s name and location where you want it saved. Once you have specified a name and a place for your new file, press the Save button. By default, the format for PowerPoint 2010 is .pptx (Figure 3) not .ppt like in previous versions. Note: If you want to save your document on a Mac and then open it on a PC you must specify a file extension (i.e. .ppt). Usually your computer will do this for you, but if it does not you must do this process while in Save As. Once you have named your document, you change the file extension by clicking Save As Type > PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (Figure 4).
Getting Started. ▫ Click Start, Programs, Microsoft PowerPoint. ▫ Click Blank Presentation. Click OK. ▫ Choose the blank slide. Click OK. Getting Started Click Start, Programs, Microsoft PowerPoint. Click Blank Presentation. Click OK. Choose the blank slide. Click OK. Insert Text Click Insert. Select Text Box. Click Format, select Font. Choose font, font style, size and color. Click OK. Type text. Save. Position Text To move text box, drag the cursor over the box until a 4-point arrow appears. Hold down the mouse button and drag. To resize a text box, drag the cursor over the box until a 2-point arrow appears. Hold down the mouse button and drag. To set text, click outside text box. Insert Clip Art Click Insert. Select Picture. Select Clip Art. Choose an image. Click Insert. Save.
Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most popular presentation programs supported by both Mac and PC platforms. Microsoft PowerPoint can be used to create interactive presentations for classroom, business, or personal use. To begin Microsoft PowerPoint, go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Microsoft Office 2008 > Microsoft PowerPoint (Figure 1). Select PowerPoint Presentation from the Project Gallery if a blank document does not open. Computers crash and documents are lost all the time, so it is best to save often. Before you begin to type, you should save your document. To do this, go to File > Save As. Microsoft PowerPoint will open a dialog box (Figure 2) where you can specify the new file’s name and location where you want it saved. Once you have specified a name and a place for your new file, press the Save button. By default, the format for PowerPoint 2008 is .pptx not .ppt like in previous versions. Note: If you want to save your document on a Mac and then open it on a PC you must specify a file extension (i.e. .ppt). Usually your computer will do this for you, but if it does not you must do this process while in Save As. Once you have titled your document, you can give it a file extension by clicking in the Format box. Click PowerPoint 97-2004 Presentation for the correct file extension and make sure Append File Extension is checked.
What you'll learn After completing this tutorial, you'll be able to: • Create a new blank presentation. • Identify user interface elements that you can use to accomplish basic tasks. • Add text and pictures to slides. • Apply a pre-designed theme and layout. • Format slide content. • Save a presentation to a new folder. Requirements PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 tutorial: PowerPoint basics. 1. Create a new blank presentation In PowerPoint, you create and design slides in a presentation. You can start with a blank presentation, an existing saved presentation, or a template. When you open PowerPoint, the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery opens. It contains a variety of template choices and quick access to recent presentations. Let's use the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery to open a blank presentation. If you have not already opened PowerPoint, on the Dock, click PowerPoint. In the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery, under Themes, click All. Click White, and then click Choose. Tip To always start with a blank presentation when you open PowerPoint, select the Don't show this when opening PowerPoint check box. Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 tutorial: PowerPoint basics 2 Notice that a blank presentation (Presentation1) appears. Hints • To create a new blank presentation at any time in PowerPoint, on the File menu, click New Presentation (also written as File > New Presentation in this tutorial). • To show the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery at any time while using PowerPoint, click File > New from Template.