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Section I: Title
Title: states the question/problem that you are addressing, sometimes in question form
- Use bold typeface.
- Capitalize important words of title, but do not use ALL CAPS.
- Title should be short, meaningful, and eye-catching (no longer than two lines).
- Avoid jargon or acronyms.
- If using a university logo, place on either side of the title.
- Author(s) should be listed right under the title (Font size: 60).
Font size: 70 - 80 for the title
Section II: Introduction
Introduction: introduces your topic and briefly explains why your research is significant
- Place your topic within context of published literature.
- Clearly state your hypothesis.
- Include just what is highly relevant. Minimize background information and definitions.
Wordcount: 100-200 Font size: Headings: about 44; Main text about 32
Section III: Materials and Methodology
Materials/Methodology: tells readers what your research strategy was and how you actually carried it out
- Briefly describe your research methods and any equipment or software you may have used.
- You may also add figures, tables, flow charts, photographs, or drawings that describe your design.
Wordcount: 100-200 Font size: Headings about 44; Main text about 32 Captions about 28
Section IV: Results
Results: what did you find out?
- Briefly discuss your data analysis.
- You may add supporting charts, images, tables, quotations etc.
- Use captions that describe the graphics.
Wordcount: 100-200 Font size: Headings 44; Main text 32; Captions 28
Section V: Conclusions
Conclusions: This is where you summarize your hypothesis and results.
- Focus on the main takeaway points
- Was your hypothesis supported?
- What is the significance of your findings?
- Future research?
Wordcount: 150-300 Font size: Headings: 44; Main text 32
Section VI: Works Cited
- Cite only the most pertinent articles.
- Select a documentation format (APA, MLA, Chicago etc) and be consistent.
- Create a handout if you want to share more citations.
Font size: 24
Section VII: Acknowledgements
Acknowledgments This section is optional but it is nice to acknowledge people who have provided assistance or funding for your project.
- Thank individuals who made contributions to your project.
- Thank research subjects.
- Acknowledge funding sources.
Font size: 24-28