ARRANGEMENT OF CONTENTS
1. Blank Sheet. This serves as the flyleaf.
2. Title Page. This page contains the title of the research, name of proponents and statement regarding the qualification for which the research is submitted. It also contains the name of the institution, to which the research is being submitted, and the month and year of submission.
3. Approval Sheet. This page bears the name of the proponents/s and the title of the research, together with the signature of the adviser, the Director and members of the oral defense panel. This page certifies that the research has been duly approved, and must bear the date of approval. (See Appendix B)
4. Acknowledgement. This section recognizes persons and organizations who/which assisted the proponents in the completion of the research. Acknowledgements should be expressed simply an tactfully.
5. Dedication Page. This page is optional. If used, make it brief and centered in one page. No heading is necessary.
6. Abstract. This is a brief and concise descriptive summary of study containing the statement of the problem, methodology, major findings and conclusions.
The first paragraph must be single-spaced. It must contain the candidate’s name as it appears on the title page, but with the last name first, the abbreviation of the degree, the date (last month of the semester in which the student completes the degree), title of the document (wording exactly to agree with the Title page), and name of the adviser. (See Appendix H)
The abstract should not be more than 150 words, and should be typed single-spaced and preferably on a single page. Normally the abstract does not include any reference to the literature.
7. Table of Contents. A sequential listing of all major parts of the research with corresponding page numbers. Included in the table of contents are the titles of chapters, sections and subsections, bibliography and appendices. Also included are titles of the preliminary pages as well as the required forms.
All materials following the Table of contents are listed.
The title of parts, sections, or chapters and their principal subdivisions should be listed and must be worded exactly as they appear in the body of the document.
8. List of Tables/Figures/Plates
The heading LIST OF TABLES, FIGURES and PLATES in capital letters, are centered without punctuation; the listing begins at the left margin on the fourth line below the heading.
The list of Tables/Figures/Plates uses exactly the same numbers and title of the Tables/Figures/Plates in the text and in the Appendices.
B. Main Body
This is the main text of the capstone project document, divided into chapters and sub-topics. It normally starts with the “Introduction” and ends with the “Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations”.
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
a. This chapter serves as a backgrounder for readers to have an overview of the study even without prior reference to other publications on the topic. b. The introductory pages are important because they create the first and perhaps lasting impression on the examiner. Use flow diagrams, headings, sub-headings etc., to create and sustain interest. Lead the reader from the known to the unknown. Parts of the introduction re the following: i. Background of the Study
* Situation Analysis should be presented from macro to micro underscoring existing scenario or situation. * It includes information necessary to justify the existence of a problem situation/need/gap like statistical data from authoritative source(s). * There should be a clinching statement to link the situation analysis to project problem.
* Present specific and well-defined constructs, assumptions, expectations and beliefs that support the research study.
* A diagram that illustrates the relationship of the...
Bibliography: This is a list of works cited, as well as works consulted but not cited in the construction of the capstone project.
Categorize references as published and unpublished. Under published materials are references from and sub-categorized as books, encyclopedia, dictionary, magazines, newspapers, journals, electronic downloads and under unpublished materials are thesis and dissertations.
The list of references is numbered and arranged alphabetically and single-spaced, but separated by blank line. Type the first line of an entry from the left but indent the succeeding lines by four letters. Underline name of books, periodicals, and volume numbers.
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