Syllabus of Term Paper
All the students will be required to make a term paper on a relevant topic. This course engages in an in-depth analysis of a particular topic or theme relevant to criminology and police science. Definition of term paper:
Noun: A student's lengthy essay on a subject drawn from the work done during a school or college term. A term (or research) paper is primarily a record of intelligent reading in several sources on a particular subject. The task of writing such is not as formidable as it seems if it is thought out in advance as a definite procedure with systematic perpetration. [Alton L. Raygor]
A term (or research) paper is primarily a record of intelligent reading in several sources on a particular subject. The task of writing such is not as formidable as it.......... [www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/termpapr.html]
A 'term paper' is a research paper written by students over an academic term, accounting for a large part of a grade. Term papers are generally intended to describe an event, a concept, or argue a point. A term paper is a written original work discussing a topic in detail, usually several typed pages in length and is often due at the end of a semester. The phrase "term paper" was originally used to describe a paper (usually a research based paper) that was due at the end of the "term" - either a semester or quarter, depending on which unit of measure a school used. However, the term has fallen out of favor. Term papers date back to the beginning of the 19th century when print could be reproduced cheaply and written texts of all types (reports, memoranda, specifications, and scholarly articles) could be easily produced and disseminated. [www.wikipedia.com]
Difference between term paper & others:
There is much overlap between the terms "research paper" and "term paper". The phrase "term paper" was originally used to describe a paper (usually a research based paper) that was due at the end of the "term" - either a semester or quarter, depending on which unit of measure a school used. However, the term has fallen out of favor. Common usage has "term paper" and "research paper" as interchangeable, but this is not completely accurate. Not all term papers involve academic research, and not all research papers are term papers. Importance of term paper:
In the present day an entire industry has sprung up to provide plagiarized, pre-written, or custom written term papers to students of levels of education. There are many websites that sell term papers of all levels of quality and writing proficiency, but are often claimed by academic institutions as seriously undermining the academic integrity of the student. Use of such papers is frowned upon by educators and administrators, and submission of these works is considered plagiarism, and grounds for disciplinary action on the basis of academic dishonesty. These papers are in some rare cases used as a "model" for a student to use as a starting point in their research, but this is also considered ethically questionable and is usually a pretext for plagiarism. [www.wikipedia.com]
Topic selection of term paper:
A good topic for a term paper needs to do the following things: It needs to be appropriate for the assignment.
It needs to be fairly easy to research and write about.
It needs to be something you know enough about to write about comfortably. It needs to not be too broad (i.e. too large of a topic to cover in detail within the page length limits). It needs to not be too narrow (i.e. too small of a topic to fill up enough pages for the assignment). It needs to be interesting and important to you (or else you're going to get very bored). It needs to be creative. Professors hate tired topics that everybody writes and speaks about. So, how do you come up with a good term paper topic that meets all these criteria? Here are some steps to help you get started. How to Choose a College Essay Topic:
1) Be sure that...
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Md. Ariful Islam [Name]
December 01, 2012 [Date of submission]
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