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Writing the Introductory Part of the Diploma

An introduction is one of the most important parts of any project. At the defense of the diploma, it is unlikely that each member of the commission will re-read the entire work. Elementary, there will not be enough time to study it, because each student is given about 10-15 minutes to present the main aspects of his research. First of all, the members of the committee get acquainted with the introduction, the conclusions of the chapters and some tables, and the conclusion.

The introductory part of the diploma is intended to briefly tell what the author wanted to show, in what ways, what he achieved. In fact, the fate of the project and the student depends on the correctness and accuracy of the presentation. The introduction should reflect the following information: the topic of the study, its relevance, goals, objectives, subject and object, research methods, reliability and validity of information. Among the most common mistakes encountered in the introduction of a graduation project, one can single out:

Failure to comply with generally accepted standards

While writing the introductory part, the student is not required to have global knowledge. It is enough just to follow the generally accepted or approved forms at the university. To write an introduction correctly, it is enough to take a training manual at the department or find an example of this element. It is important that all the components of the introduction are reflected.

Introduction copied from other people's works or monographs

The graduation project is checked for plagiarism. The introduction, as an element of the final qualifying work, is also checked for uniqueness, so it is not recommended to write off verbatim from work. Moreover, in a monograph, the presentation of the text in most cases refers to the artistic style, and in student works, a scientific language is required.

The student decided to omit one of the most important elements of the introduction

Often, in order to increase uniqueness, the student begins to change the structure of the introduction at his own discretion. Sometimes students simply “shuffle” the main aspects of the introductory part among themselves, which actually violates the generally accepted structure and incorrectly sets out the train of thought. At the same time, there are cases when a student does not mention one or another element at all: a hypothesis, a problem, a methodological base, etc. This error is easily eliminated if the work is submitted on time for verification by the supervisor.

The methodological recommendations approved by the educational institution are not observed

As a rule, the introductory part of the diploma is written according to the same template. Some universities approve a certain order of presentation of thoughts in this part of the WRC. Failure to comply with the requirements is fraught with additional edits and inadmissibility to protection. Therefore, special attention should be paid to methodological recommendations, where the order of presentation and the main parts of the introduction will be prescribed.

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Karl Rockwell

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