Term paper definition

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The main part of the term paper consists of chapters with paragraphs or sections without paragraphs. The selection of more than three chapters is not recommended. There can not be chapters consisting of one paragraph. Each chapter deals with the independent question of the problem under study.

Each of the paragraphs should end with brief conclusions, providing an organic transition to the next structural element. Conclusions should not be quotations from documents.

The title of each paragraph or chapter should be brief and informative. The names of individual chapters should not repeat the name of the term paper, and the names of paragraphs should not repeat the names of the chapters of the work.

The recommended volume of the main part of the term paper is 20-25 pages.


The final part of the course work serves to summarize the work and to present the main results. In conclusion, one should not retell the content of the work. There, it is necessary to briefly summarize the research, including the conclusions of individual chapters, to formulate general findings of the work. Conclusions should be consistent with the formulated in the introduction of the goals and objectives of the course work. Each conclusion should be allocated in a separate paragraph.

In conclusion, it is also appropriate to assess the possible prospects for further research on this topic, to outline the goals and objectives of the next stages of the study.

The recommended length of the conclusion is 3-4 pages.


The list of used literature is a necessary part of the course work, as it allows to determine both the degree of knowledge of the topic under consideration and the depth of the author’s work on the topic. The list of references is a list of all documents, monographs, articles, and other publications.

Also, you can include in the work applications:

  • maps,
  • scheme,
  • tables,
  • graphics,
  • visual materials
  • printouts of the results of the experiments,
  • biographical references,
  • photocopies and facsimiles of the original document,
  • full-text version of the source used in the work.