The Checklist for Academic Papers (II. THE RESEARCH PAPER CHECKLIST: …
The Checklist for Academic Papers
II. THE RESEARCH PAPER CHECKLIST:
D. THE SUMMARY:
Is the formatting correct?
Did you put the oage numbers correctly?
E. THE INTRODUCTION
3.0. Are the ideas logically organized?
3.2. The presentation of the theoretical context
A. Did you express the context in which the work arised?
B. Did you express the purpose of the report and possible outcomes?
3.3. The justification for your work
A. Did you present data and argument based on it?
B. Did you express the real-word applications or implications of your claims?
b. Did you give any example or show facts that comprise a big part of the population?
a. Are they related to larger matter that readers deem important?
C. Did you clearly mention the intended audience and argument why they should care?
3.4. Your specific contributions the the development of the field of study
in previous researches?
a. Did you present data to support your claims?
3.5. The aim of your work.
A. Did you present the general goals of the work?
B. Did you present the specific goals of the work?
3.1. Paragraph 1: The introduction of the subject
Did you mention the major ideas you are going to talk about in the whole paper in other paragraphs or sections:
2. The literature review (development):
B. Recent researches in the field
A. The prevailing theories
C. Defining concepts
1.For the introduction section
B. The justification for your work:
A. Presentation of the theoretical context:
C. Your specific contributions for gaps in the field of study
D. The aim of your work.
5. The final considerations:
C. THE ABSTRACT
Did you put at least three key-words on it?
Did you inserted the:
Does it have between 15 and 20 lines?
Does it look like a rectangle?
B. THE COVER
Are the information properly aligned?
Are all items present?
A. THE FORMATTING
Are the margins properly set?
Did you use double spacing between lines?
Did you use Arial 11 or Times New Roman 12 font?
Did you start a new section in a different page?
Is it configured to an A4 paper?
Did you number the pages?
II. THE RESEARCH PAPER CHECKLIST:
G. THE METHODS
4.3. The material / equipment that you used and the characteristics of the context / environment
b. Did you describe the environment where you carried out your experiments?
a. Did you mention and describe the resources you used?
A. Is every activity described with the following information?
b. The number of times you repeated it?
c. The criteria to finish the experiment or the session:
d. The explanation of what the activity means.
4.2. The subject/ participant and its characteristics
b. Did you properly described it?
c. Did you explain what the mentioned characteristics mean or its relevance?
a. Did you clearly express what your subject is?
4.1. Presenting the methods
A. Did you mention the major ideas you are going to talk about in the section?
b.The enviroment/context, material and equipment
a. The subject/ participant
H. THE RESULTS:
5.1. The description of what your data means
b. Did you described it?
c. The you explain what it means?
a. Did you present all the relevant data?
d. If you needed, did you explain it more deeply?
e. Did mention all the tables and graphs in your text?
F. THE LITERATURE REVIEW
3.5.2. Present the Prevailing Theories (other's hypothesis)
a. Is any of the ideas you presented before a prevailing one about the subject in your field of knowledge? If you, you should present and explain it.
b. Is there an opposing relevant perspective about the same subject? If so, present and explain it.
c. Did you express and explain your own view about the subject? Do you agree and/or disagree with the prevailing ideas in the field of study?
3.5.1. The presentation of key-terms and concepts of your work. Do it through the text
a. Are the definitions and explanations fairly and clearly presented according to the references you used?
b. Did you provide enough information for the purpose of the paper?
c. Is there a different perspective that you should have mentioned?
d. Did you clearly and fairly presented and explained it?
3.5.3. Present recent researches in the field
A. Choose a recent credited research about the theme and the subject.
a. Did you describe the methods the author used?
The reason for the procedure
b. Did you presents their results?
The main results (explained).
c. Did you briefly discuss their results?
What they mean?
Are the results valid or did they validate something?
I. THE DISCUSSION
6.2. Your hypothesis
a. Did you relate de results with the
b. Did you relate de results with the
b. Did they help you to reach your goals?
a. Did you evaluate the success of the methods according to the quality fo the data?
6.1. Your general and specific goals of the research
a. Did you describe relationship between your results and the
b. Did you describe relationship between your results and the
6.4. The literature review (the development)
d. Did you express the relevance of your analysis?
c. did you mention, described and explained any opposing ideas to your discussion?
b. Did you evaluate the research (from someone) presented on in the Literature Review?
The methods the author used
The results he obtained
a. Did you relate the results to every topic of the literature review?
II. THE RESEARCH PAPER CHECKLIST:
J. CONCLUSION / FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
d. Did you express what the literature review provided you?
f. Did you express if problems appeared in the methods?
c. Did you write a brief abstract of the results?
Do the data confirm the statements in the paragraph about letter
Did you briefly explained why?
g. Did you express if problems arised in the results? Is there something wrong in there?
b. Did you tell the readers what the work allowed you to do or understand?
Could you confirm the hypothesis that you exposed in the beginning of the text?
Could you understand a problem or the point that you analized.
Could you make a accurate analysis in the research?
Did you accomplish the general and specifics goals fo the research?
h. Did you express and explain what you could improve in your methods?
e. Did you express what the methods provided you?
a. Did you present all the topics you to discussed in the conclusion?
All the resources you used and what which provided to the research
How your research could improve and continue
The limitations of your research (and methods)
What the work allowed to do or understand
An abstract of the results
The contributions of your research
i. Did you express and explain what else you could change in your reserach?
j. Did you tell your readers how they could continue to explore the subject of your research?
k. Did you express why your study was important to your field of study?
I. THE STYLE CHECKLIST
1. Developmental Edit
C. Do your ideas
follow a logical sequence in each paragraph?
D. Did you used
concrete details and facts and avoided generalizations?
B. Is your paper well-organized and does it
flow from beginning to end with logical transitions?
E. Do your arguments
support and prove your thesis?
A. Is your thesis statement
clear and concise?
F. Have you
G. Are your
sources properly cited?
H. Did you
check for accidental plagiarism?
I. Did you use
2. Line Edit
B. Do your
sentences flow smoothly and clearly?
C. Have you
avoided filler words and phrases?
A. Is your
language clear, and specific?
D. Have you
checked for proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation?
E. Are your sentences the
shortest as possible
F. Does your text has a lot of adverbs? Cut them out!
G. Did you use
non-judgmental and strong words
to make description?
all the paragraphs connect by transitions?
I. Are the
sentences connected by transitions?