Thesis Statement Writing Tips

August 1st, 2014  |  Published in Thesis Writing

Thesis has main point and main idea and the argument you make should redirect this main idea and the sentence that captures on the main idea is your thesis statement.

Thesis statement should be well written and concise since it is the central argument of the document.  It makes develop a thesis.   Also, it is supported by evidence. Your thesis statement should claim an argument not because it is a statement of the fact or statement of opinion. It should be debatable meaning the persons should have different opinions on the subject matter. It can be accepted or disagreed. Also, thesis statement should narrow because it is more effective, if the topic is broad, more evidence is needed and it can be complicated.

Example of broad topic is “Drug is not good to our health”.  It is not mention what kind of drug is all about since there are different types of drugs such as recreational drug, illegal drug, and medication drug. If it narrow down, it can be written as “Illegal drug is not good to our health”.  Broad topic needs many questions to answer. Specific topic makes your thesis much more successful than writing about general topic that do not say much.

In addition, make sure that your thesis statement clear so that your reader or audience understand what exactly what you mean.

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Sample Questionnaire and Data Analysis

July 4th, 2014  |  Published in Thesis Writing

This study was conducted fifteen (15) years ago when internet is not yet recognized

1.    Are you familiar with the Internet?

  •  This shows that the Internet is very popular and does not need further introduction and explanation to the possible customers of this project.

2.    Have you tried using the Internet?

  • Although many knew about the Internet, the actual usage of it is still not a hundred percent maybe because of the lack of equipment to be used or they have no reason to surf the internet.

3.    How many times do you use the Internet?

  • This shows that lots of student do not use the internet or use them just once or twice a week while others say that they use the internet only if they have research works.

4.    What are the purposes in using the Internet?

  • The main reason why students use the internet is for researches for their subjects.  Many also use it for entertainment and for email and the least would be the chats.

5.    Do you want yourself to be seen in the Internet?

  • It shows that greater number of students would like to be seen in the internet

6.    Are you familiar with the Web Page?

  • Web page is seen in the internet and probably they are not aware of using it.

7.    Do you want to have your own Web Page?

  • Greater percentage of students wanted to have their own web page and wanted to have their information accessible in the internet.

8.    Would you like our annual seen in the Web?

  • It shows that many students wanted to be updated with the new trends of technology

9.    Will you approve if the information about the Computer Science Graduates would be accessible in the net?

  • It shows there are many users who would like to see the information about the graduates in the web.

10.    Would you like to see the activities of Computer Science in the Web?

  • This shows that the students are interested to know and view the activities of the Computer Science through the web.

11.    What other aspect of the Computer Science would you like to see in the Web?

  • Many would like to see the sports aspect of the computer science followed by the news then the history.  Others also suggested that new technology reports, some sort of entertainment, the students’ extra curricular activities as well as their families and friends be included in the web.

12.    Do you think a Computer Science Web Page can contribute to the development of the Computer Science students?

  • It shows that most of the students agree that CompSci web page can help in the development of the Computer Science students because it is a way of making CompSci students popular.  This will also help students to have information about the CompSci activities. It will also serve as an advertisement to students planning to finish a degree.

 

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Sample Methodology and Design

May 20th, 2014  |  Published in Project Study

Design

The major processes involved in Annual Website, namely opening Home page, reading on what’s new, accessing the CS Bits Page, information about our college, and accessing links such as Opening Home Page, Read on What’s New, Access the CS Bits Page, Access the Information about college, Access the links.

In the first process (opening the home page), you can avail with the following pages: What’s new, CS Bits Page, about our College, and links.  Upon opening, there you can see a banner displaying “Welcome to CompSci Website”.

In the second process (read on what’s new), the procedure is very simple.  You have one option, just to click on CompSci activities and there you go, you can see their activities covered by that school year.
In the third process (accessing the CS Bits Page), you can avail in the following pages: CompSci Faculty, CompSci Curriculum, ACSS Dept., and 2001 CompSci Graduates.

In the fourth process (accessing information about BHMC), it only display the information about our college.
In the last process (accessing on links), you can link to different sites like in the field of sports, entertainment / television and news and technology.

Materials Uses

Hardware
-    Pentium III Personal Computer
-    At least 64Mb Hard Disk
-    HP Deskjet 8140C Printer

Software
-    Microsoft FrontPage for System Integration
-    Corel Draw 8 for System Integration
-    Internet Explorer as the Application Software

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Sample of Operational Definition

May 14th, 2014  |  Published in Project Study

Access – The ability to locate, grains entry to, and use a directory, file or device on a computer system or over a network.

Chat – To communicate in real-time on a computer network using keyed messages.  A person chatiing with another person or group of people on the network keys in a message and wait for the other party to key in a response.  As one person keys in a message, the other participants can usually see the characters appear on their screen immediately.

Communication Protocol – A standard that defines the way in which data is passed between to or more pieces of computer equipment over a telephone line or other communication link.

Computer – A programmable machine that performs high speed processing of numbers, as well as of text, graphics, symbols and sound.
Download – To transfer a copy of a file from a central source to a peripheral device or computer.

Email address – The address to which an email message is sent.  An email usually takes the form of username@networkaddress.domain name; for example Jsmith@bigbusiness.com

Forms – Text fields, check boxes, scrolling text fields, and radio button elements allow the browsing visitor to submit information to the web site either through the database or directly to a predefined email address.

Graphic Images – Pictures or graphics can be used as links to take you to other web pages or sites.  Animated GIFs  (graphics that have multiple layers) can also provide for some rudimentary animations.  Background graphics display behind the text throughout the length and width of a Web page.

Home Page – The first screen containing information you see when you arrive at a World Wide Web Site. The home page usually contains general information about an organization, plus options or links to other sites.

HTML (Hypertext Mark Up Language) – A coding system used on a World Wide Web to format text and set up hyperlinks between documents.

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)  – A client server protocol used on the World Wide Web to govern the transfer of data.

Hyperlink – Is represented as underlined text.  In a hypertext document, a cross-reference that takes you directly to another related document or to another location within the same document.

Hypertext – A format for presenting text that is heavily cross-referenced through hyperlinks.  A document presented in hypertext may have links to other documents.

Hypertext Links – Can be text or graphics that, when clicked, take the browsing visitor to other Web pages or sites, or to the Email address of the person to contact with comments or questions about the site.
Internet – A matrix of networks that interconnects millions of supercomputers, mainframes, workstations, personal computers, laptops and even pocket radios.  The networks that make up the internet all use a standard set of communications protocols, thus allowing computers with distinctive software and hardware to communicate.

Internet Explorer – A trademark for a World Wide Web browsers.  Internet explorer is provided free by Microsoft and runs on Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, and Macintosh computers.
IRC (Internet Relay Chart) – A network of Internet server’s world wide through which individual users can hold real time online conversations.  In an IRC, users can talk to each other as part of a group discussion on any of a number of specified topics.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) – An organization that provides other organizations or individuals with access to the Internet.  America Online and CompuServe are example of ISP’s.

Intranet – A private network that provides services similar to those found on the Internet.

Java – A trademark for a simple object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystem.  Java is similar to C++ without some of the more complex features.  Java is designed to run over the Internet, and it provides a secure environment for writing and executing World Wide Web applications.

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) – The standard algorithm for image compression. JPEG can compress color or black and white digital images using lossy compression.

Link – A connection between computers, devices, programs or files over which data is transmitted.

Lossy Compression – Data compression with some loss of information.  Lossy compression can occur, for example, when data is prepared for transmission over a relatively small bandwidth.  A common form of data that undergoes lossy compression is audio and video data and the data that is lost is usually fine-resolution data whose absence is not noticeable.

Multimedia Objects – This includes background music and video files.

Netscape Navigator – A trademark for a World Wide Web browser.  Netscape Navigator runs on many platforms, including UNIX, Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, and Macintosh computers.

Notepad. A desk accessory in the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating environments.  Notepad is a text editor that allows the user to jot down notes, wrote short memos and create and edit batch files.

Protocol – A standard procedure for regulating data transmission between computers or between devices such as modems.

Tables – Much like columns in a spreadsheet, tables let you line up text in rows and columns or allow you to control the placement of graphics on a page.

Text – Text is used on the web pages as content or as link to take you to other web pages or sites.

Web Boot Component – These are dynamic elements that change or are automatically displayed when a browsing visitor opens the page.

Web browser – A program, such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, that allows the user to access hypertext links to different sites on the World WideWeb.

Webmaster – A person responsible for creating and maintaining a Web server site.

Webpage – A file on the World Wide Web that is accessible using a Web browser.

WWW (World Wide Web) An internet information server that uses hypertext as its primary navigation tool.  WWW utilities  HTTP for data transfer and documents may feature not just text but also multimedia elements such as graphics, audio and video.

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Sample Purpose, Scope and Objective of the Project

May 10th, 2014  |  Published in Project Study

Purpose of the Project

This study gives us an opportunity to have our Comp Sci Web page seen in the internet, to have our files shown through out the world.  The study also helps us boost our economy by letting people know that we can catch up with the advancing world.  It is a way of updating ourselves and enjoying the blessings that this new technology gives us.  We can upgrade our knowledge by being exposed in the world of computer and letting us know how to explore the internet and other computer aspects.  And the best significance of this study is that it makes life easier and lighten our burden.

Scope of the Project

The study is focused mainly on the designing of webpages, particularly a Computer Science WebPages, particularly a Computer Science WebPage where you can find information about the graduating students with the scanning and editing of his pictures.  This would include some features and activities that the ACSS had during the school year.  The scope will include a project in actual Internet making to enable actual testing to make sure of the preciseness of the project’s application.

Objectives of the Project

General Objective

To create and develop a system that will immediately access the information about the graduating students or the yearbook thru Website.

Specific Objectives

-    To construct and code programs that will access a yearbook
-    To test and debug the designed system

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Sample Background of the Project

May 8th, 2014  |  Published in Project Study

Yearly, Bataan Heroes Memorial College releases it Annual for Graduates.  It consists of different information about graduates same with faculty members.  It also includes the student’s achievement for school year.

Did you happen to see your elder’s brothers and sisters as well as your parents with their classical yearbook?  They had the difficulty of scanning book pages, working for them; they’re past activities and organizations.

So why be contented with this old style of yearbook when we can have a better and a viewer friendly one?

To reduce the above mentioned problems, the group designed Computer Science Web Page in the Internet or we can call it as an Annual Website.

Today, Internet is very popular; using the internet is a lot like using a computer for anything.  You sit in front of the monitor and look at words and pictures; you use the keyboard to type words, commands and other information; and you use the mouse to click on particular objects and to make selections.

The web is an information delivery system.  You can use the web to look at many different types of information and to access a variety of services.  Like all internet resources, the web is based on a client/server system.  You use a client program, called a browser, to access the information on web servers ( of which there are millions around the world).  The two most widely used browsers are Internet Explorer (from Microsoft ) and Netscape.

Information on the web is organized into web pages (although they are not real pages like in a book).  A website is a collection of related web pages.

Web pages can contain all types of information including text (characters, graphics, pictures and photographs) and multimedia (animation, video and sounds).  The defining characteristics of web pages are that they can contain links to other pages or resources.  This type of information is called hypertext.

As you read a web page, you will see the links.  If you click on a link using mouse, your browser will fetch and display the web pages to which that link points.

Excerpt from a Project Study  for Annual Website prepared by Mamalateo, Hipolito and Equiban.

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How to Choose a Thesis Topic

April 10th, 2014  |  Published in Thesis Writing

When your instructor or professor told you should make a thesis as requirement, you always wonder what would be the best thesis topic.  Remember that to make your thesis writing is interesting and enjoyable, it should be based on the right choose.

The following are some tips to choose a thesis topic

  • It should be based on your researcher’s interest to avoid the boredom of researching and writing.
  • Field of the specialization of the researcher in order for him to work easier and will improve skills and competence of his profession.
  • Skills of the researcher to make to easy for him solve whatever problem may come his way.
  • Budget for the thesis.  It should clearly know the exact budget for the whole thesis to be able to finance by the researcher.
  • Thesis topic should be the personal choice of the researcher to avoid blaming someone or make excuses if any obstacle will encounter.
  • It should be manageable in such a way that there is available data, equipment, instruments for research and have positive and reliable results.
  • Thesis topic should be within in a period of time.  It should be completed with the given period of time.
  • It should be related to present time.  To arouse reader’s interest, thesis topic should be relevant to present situation.
  • It should improve quality of life.

 

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Choosing of a Good Research Problem or Topic

April 6th, 2014  |  Published in Research Topic

To ensure the completion of the study and to make research work enjoyable to the researcher, certain criteria should be observed.

  • Within the interest of the researcher. The research problem or topic should be within the interest of the researcher so that the researcher will focus his full attention on the research work.
  • Competence of the researcher.  The researcher must have a workable understanding of his study such as the method of research to be used to the problem to his problem.
  • Specialization of the researcher.  Research problem or topic should be within the specialization of the researcher to make research work easier for him.  This will also improve his specialization skills, and competence of his profession.
  • Research budget.  The researcher should be able to finance or find funding for his research until his study is completed.
  • Personal choice of the researcher problem or topic.  This is to prevent from blaming others or offering excuses for any problem encountered.
  • Researchable and manageable research problem or topic.  All the data used should be accessible as well as equipment and instruments for research are available and can give valid and reliable results. Also, the hypothesis formulated are testable and the research problem or topic should be able to meet the standards of accuracy, objectivity and verifiability.
  • Within period of time.  Research topic should be completed within a reasonable period of time.  There must be a project time table.
  • Relevant to the present time.  Research topic should be significant, important and relevant to the present time and situation, and of current interest. In addition, it should be able to arouse people’s interest.
  • Add human knowledge. Research topic must contribute a new bit of knowledge to what we already have since all the facts and knowledge are the products of research.
  • Solve problems. Prove the way for the solution of the problems or problems intended to be solved.  After research or project have been conducted, recommendations are made for the solution and if implemented can solve the problems.
  • Moral and spiritual values. Research topic must promote divine values and admirable human values including love, peace, goodwill, etc.
  • Quality of human life.  Research topic must improve the quality of human life or show how to improve unsatisfactory conditions.

 

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Thesis Methodology Sample

March 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Thesis Methodology

Researchers are often taught to master only two types of methods in general terms and so become comfortable with either quantitative or qualitative analysis but not both. The result is the two methods are seldom combined and their respective strengths are ignored by adherents of each approach (Casebeer & Verhoef,1997).

A.    Research Design

The basic research method used in this study is the quasi-qualitative source genre under a trans-disciplinary approach and a diffusion inductive theme. The quasi-qualitative research approach involved interpretive procedures and numerically based representation of data in the secondary analysis method. Diffusion of Innovation theory (Rogers,2003) was used to represent the how, why and at what rate can innovation or idea/s can be adopted and diffuse to its intended target area.

B.    Procedures

Research data were sourced, collected and collated accordingly before secondary analysis method was applied in the design of the food dehydrator for its intended user, the secondary school teachers.  Quasi-qualitative source analysis was used in the evaluation of the Makabayan learning area and thereby anchored its research for the infusion of food dehydration craft technology in the Secondary School level.

The methodology of this body of research is based on the premise of its functionality to the needs of the targeted stakeholders, the learners and through them, the community.

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Sample Acknowledgement

March 16th, 2014  |  Published in Project Study

Acknowledgement

The study leader wishes to thank…

….. The Father Almighty for giving me the courage, intelligence, and strength to finished this task.

….. My families and friends who always been supported and for my inspiration.

….. My bestfriend who always be there for me in times of trouble.

….. My instructor, Ms. Jennifer Lopez for guiding me through the project.

…. To the Manager of JcMER Trading Services, Mr. Gabby Santos, for lending of their materials used in this project.

…..  To my mentor, Mrs. Rosita dela Rosa for sharing her knowledge and expertise.

….. The Dean of the College of Computer and Information Technology, Dr. Ethel  R. Bautista for trusting me in this Project.

…..The Computer Science Graduates of Pilar State University (PSU), some of the parents who responded in my questionnaire.

….. Lastly, the member of BCIS for their time, effort and sacrifices to make this project possible.

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