How to write a Thesis statement for a Research paper

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DOs and DON’Ts In Engineering Report / Thesis / Paper Writing Mohammad S. Sharawi Associate Professor Antenna and Microwave Structure Design Laboratory (AMSDL) Electrical Engineering Department ندﺎــــــــــــــــﻌﻤﻟاو لوﺮــــــﺘﺒﻠﻟ ﺪــــــﻬﻓ ﻚـﻠـﻤﻟا ﺔــــــﻌﻣﺎﺟ KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS Dhahran, Saudi ArabiaPRESENTATION SCOPE • Writing Essentials … • Common Mistakes … • DOs … • DON’Ts … • Examples … • Remarks … 2 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.PRESENTATION SCOPE • Writing Essentials … • Common Mistakes … • DOs … • DON’Ts … • Examples … • Remarks … 3 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS 4 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.5 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.6 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS • The general structure of a Thesis/Report – Title Page This might differ – Abstract based on your work – Introduction and Contribution Summary and thesis – Background and Methodology organization – Literature Review – Design (multiple sections/chapters … as required) – Results and Discussion (multiple sections/chapters … as required) – Conclusions – References 7 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS • The general structure of a Paper (Conference/Journal) – Abstract – Introduction, literature review and Contribution Summary – Design (multiple sub-sections … as required) – Results and Discussion (multiple sub-sections… as required) – Conclusions – References 8 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS A) Abstract: - Should be written after you finish your report/paper - Should highlight the contribution of your work and its importance - Should be concise, straight to the point, clear, and without equations, figures or diagrams. - Should not exceed one (maximum 2) paragraph(s). 9 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.10 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS Example: 11 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS B) Introduction: - Should pave the way to the reader towards your work - Mention the importance of the general area - show some diagrams related to the topic and its importance if in a report (not in a paper) - Go over some features of the technology in general - can have multiple sub-sections 12 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS Need for Wireless Example: Devices and future Expectations. SDR and CR and their features MIMO … RF Direction Finding …. 13WRITING ESSENTIALS C) Literature Review: - Very critical to cite references - Figures you copy from references should be cited - Create a literature review TREE showing the classifications you made and highlight the area where your work fits 14 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS Example: 15 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.16 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS D) Results and Discussion: - Figure Captions are at the BOTTOM - Table Captions are at the TOP - All figures, and Tables should be described in the TEXT before they are first mentioned. - Always describe what the figure is showing, its meaning and explanation. 17 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS Example: 18 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS E) Conclusions: - Summaries the contributions and findings of your work. - Not exactly the same as Abstract, but contains similar major information - Should be several paragraphs long in a Thesis, and one paragraph in a Paper. 19 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.WRITING ESSENTIALS Example: 20 © 2014, M. Sharawi, KFUPM.