Research paper in computer scienceComputer sciences are rather young compared to the majority of disciplines studied in high school and college. So, you need to write a computer research paper and you are looking for tips. Let us talk about this.
 
Basic concepts…
 
Nowadays, computers became an everyday tool in almost every household. Still, some people use it for work, some – to play games and entertain, some – only for communication. And certainly, some people use it for all mentioned purposes. Thereby, despite the fact that everyone is familiar with computer in one way or another, there are several categories of computer users:

  • Ordinary users who use the most common options and resources.
  • Experienced users who can find some non-obvious means and tools.
  • Programmers who know the reverse side of computing and have a fundamental understanding of its functionality.

When working on your research paper on computer, do note that there are members of all categories among your readers. Thus, you should choose your style wisely: maybe it is impossible to suit every possible reader, but still you should strive to satisfy the audience.
 
…and distinctive features
 
There are two main types of computer research papers: qualitative and quantitative. If your professor has not specified what type of computer research papers he/she expects, it is up to you to choose what fits you best.

  • Qualitative computer research papers are intended to check your research skills, ability to gather and analyze information. Thereby, it means that you should write an ordinary research paper except the topic of it should relate to the field of computers.
  • Quantitative computer research papers are meant to check your own skills to use computer software/tools/technology and gather information via the Internet. Therefore, your computer skills and general efficiency count along with the academic level of your computer research paper.

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Chicago styleChicago style is one of the major styles used for formatting bibliographies and reference lists in academic papers. Naturally, perfect content is what really matters, but failing to stick to formatting requirements is a sure-way to a lowered grade.
 
Unfortunately, some people tend to neglect such things, relying on high quality content of their papers. Still, you do not want your paper to be underestimated due to formatting mistakes, especially if the results of your scientific research are of the highest value.
 
Chicago style is fully described in the manual, ‘Chicago Manual of Style’. So let us take a closer look at this manual.
 
Of course, we do not have enough space to discuss the whole Chicago style manual, but there are some major rules that you should be aware of. If you want to find the Chicago style manual, either go to the library of your university, or talk to your professor or find specialized websites that offer different manuals.
 
Now, check basic requirements of Chicago style.

  • Organize the items in your reference list alphabetically by author, then — by books, articles, etc.
  • If there is no author, start with a title and date. The only exception is a newspaper article, which should be started with the newspaper’s name.
  • If you deal with webpage content, according to Chicago style you have to begin with the title of the web page and then proceed with the title of the entire website. Sometimes it is important to mention the date you accessed the page if its content is frequently updated.
  • Double-space every line.
  • Single-space endnotes, footnotes and references.
  • Use 1-inch margins on each side.
  • The title page of a Chicago style research paper should be formatted as follows: state the name of your academic institution, the full title of your paper, info about the course, your name and the date of submission.
  • Start pagination from the second page, and place page numbers in the upper right corner.

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oral book reportStanding in front of the class telling something is one of the most embarrassing things for many students. We agree that giving a public performance is not easy. However, it is a part of your assignment that will be graded.
 
So, how to make an oral book report and overcome your nervousness and embarrassment. Try our recommendations.
 
Practice, practice, practice
 
Probably, it sounds a bit trivial, but practicing is the most effective way to prepare for your oral book report. Why do students feel nervous when preparing for their oral book reports? They are just afraid to forget or miss something important, or provide wrong information.
 
If you practice a lot before your oral book report, you will not doubt about what should be mentioned.
 
Eye contact
 
It is believed that eye contact with the audience is very important during public performances. What can you do during your oral book report? If you are shy to look in the eyes of your peers, just look above their heads and move your head from side to side. During the oral book report, you can also look at your friend more frequently, which might help you calm down.
 
Use note cards
 
If you do not trust your memory, note cards are a perfect way out for you during the oral book report. Jot down the main ideas you are going to present, names of the characters, some dates, etc.
 
Visual aids
 

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geography courseworkCan you not cope with a Geography coursework? Then Geography coursework help we suggest is right in time for you. Below you will find a few tips that can help in Geography coursework writing. If you consider them, the task will not be that intimidating.
 
Geography coursework help: Tip 1
Do not choose a topic that is beyond your power
It may cause difficulties and upsetting results. Choose a simple but interesting for you topic.
 
Geography coursework help: Tip 2
First overview, then read thoughtfully
One of the biggest mistakes that students make is blind copying or rephrasing the first sentence they see in a source. Make sure that the information is relevant to your topic, and then use it.
 
Geography coursework help: Tip 3
Make notes
Making notes is the first step towards absolute comprehension of the information found. They are the foundation of your Geography coursework itself.
 
Geography coursework help: Tip 4
Find answers to all your questions
Consult books, encyclopaedias, Internet sources, forums and, of course, your supervisor. Do not leave a single unclear issue. Your misunderstanding may be reflected in your paper.
 
Geography coursework help: Tip 5
Demonstrate your knowledge
Even if you are not that good at Geography, include the information learnt in class.
 
Geography coursework help: Tip 6
Be active in researching
Correct interpretation of different standpoints is quite well. Still, it is not enough to show your curiosity and interest towards Geography. Think about some active research methods. Consult your supervisor.
 

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