Papers must be configured as follows: Software: Use MS Word for Type: Use 12 poi

Papers must be configured as follows:
Software: Use MS Word for
Type: Use 12 point Times New Roman type or equivalent at all
Spacing: Double-space ALL copy. Left justify the main text and indent first lines of
Margins: Use page margins of at least I inch left and 1ight and l inch top and
Graphics: Group tables or figures together, at the very end of the paper. Place each on a separate sheet and include a caption (number and title). Place captions above tables and below figures and keep them brief – locate explanations in the text. In the text, indicate the appropriate location for a figure or table centered on a separate line, after the first paragraph where it is mentioned. Use the form: [Figure l about here]
Notes: Put numbered explanatory notes in endnote form. Use sparingly and keep them
For assistance see SDSU Library or APA handout
Paper Structure & Sections
Introduction: Write 2 to3 pages describing the paper in detail. You should have a thesis statement whereby you tell the reader why and how this particular project is useful and what you intend to demonstrate or prove. Include a brief summary of how you plan to proceed in the sections of the thesis that follow.
Literature Review: Write 3 to 4 pages reviewing the professional literature that relates to your project. This includes books, parts of books, journal articles, professional pamphlets and memoranda, internet sources, etc. This review should provide a framework for your thesis and give it some perspective. Try to determine if similar projects have been undertaken in other parts of the
Method of Field Research: Write 2 to 3 pages showing how you gathered data and/or information for your thesis project. Describe interviews with individuals who are knowledgeable about your topic., describe how you collected data if you did so (survey, observation, etc.), describe how you used internet and library sources, and describe any statistical tool or computer analysis you may have
Results and Findings: Write 4 to 6 pages detailing the results of your research. This part is not an analysis but rather the facts that have unfolded from your work. For example, provide detailed accounts from people that you interviewed. What are the key points from the literature that bear on your project? If you developed tables or graphs, identify salient points from them. If you conducted a survey, simply report the results from each of the
Conclusion: Write 3 to 4 pages where you analyze the information that you have collected and organized. The conclusions should take the form of policy implications and suggested recommendations. You should determine if your thesis which you put forward earlier is credible or not. These conclusions should be supported by the preponderance of the data and information that you have reported in the “results and findings” section. Finally, you should use the information and analysis to formulate your own opinion about how your research and/or project will have an impact on your subject

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