ACCT601 Accounting Capstone – Term Paper Templates
|Get familiar with this Term Paper Template. The items in red are some recommendations of the things that should be covered in each section of the template. Do not include the red explanations – remove them before you complete your Term Paper.|
|[Type the document title]|
|[Type the document subtitle]|
|[Pick the date]|
Include who you prepared the paper for, who prepared the paper, and date submitted.
|[Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document.]|
Table of Contents
List the main ideas and section of your paper and the pages in which they are located. The illustrations should be included separately. Make sure that you have page numbers in your paper and list the page number(s) in the table of contents for the page where the appropriate section starts.
Helpful Notes: Prepare an outline of your paper before you go forward. The outline is due at the end of Week 5 – which is also the first draft of your paper.
Complete a first draft and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.
You can use example like graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, etc. to help clarify and support the written part of your report.
Use a header titled with the name of your project.
Explain what you found, how you researched your topic, and what you recommend.
Problem statement and how the topic fits with the course, the degree, and your focus area.
Include a reason for the audience to read the paper. Include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material.
Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.
Establish a tone of the document.
References and sources used should be from academic journals and professional publications and should be current within the past 18–24 months.
State the main ideas, state major points in each idea, provide evidence. Show some type of division like separate sections that are labeled; separate group of paragraphs. You would include information you found during your research and investigation.
Generally your analysis will depend on what your intent is in your problem statement. You need to analyze your findings in comparison to what you said that you wanted to study (in your problem statement). You can discuss such things as: how do the findings relate to your problem statement? How do your findings compare and contrast with each other or with your problem statement or with an aspect of the profession?
What do you recommend? The recommendation can be for a particular company, the profession or the public.
Summarize your work and your findings. The conclusion should include a recommendation.Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. Identify the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the profession, company, or public.
You can include an appendix or exhibits if you would like to (this is optional).
References are very important. At least five-to-eight references are required for the term paper. Anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable. At least three of those sources used should be from academic journals or professional publications and should be current within the past 18 to 24 months from the Keller library. All references should be cited within the body of your work and listed on the last page of your term paper in a section titled “References.”