Research Proposal 6 - How to Write the Definitions of Terms

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Research Proposal 6 - How to Write the Definitions of Terms

  1. 1. DEFINITION OF TERMS HOW TO WRITE YOUR DEFINITION OF TERMS
  2. 2. LOCATION • The definition of terms paragraph is located between the opening paragraph and before the first body paragraph.
  3. 3. STEP ONE Select the terms of your Thesis Statement: 1. Adjective + Noun combinations such as – illegal immigration – school uniforms – campus romance 2. Verbs such as – influence – affect – determine 3. Verb + adjective combinations such as – is more effective – are bigger – can be detrimental 4. Adverb + Verb combinations such as – negatively influence – positively affect
  4. 4. STEP TWO Use the following format: In this essay, the term term1 is used to mean “your own meaning inside the quote marks.” In this essay, the term term2 is used to mean “your own meaning inside the quote marks.”
  5. 5. STEP TWO Example: In this essay, the term illegal immigration is used to mean “people who go to another country without the correct passport or visa.” In this essay, the term influence is used to mean “to affect something in some way.”
  6. 6. STEP THREE You can write in list format. The term being defined is in italics. Term A – Definition Term B - Definition
  7. 7. STEP THREE You can write in paragraph format. Use one paragraph for each term, including dictionary definition and your own definition. Use a sentence format, such as follows. According to Webster (2001), the term troll is a noun that means “insert definition here.” In this paper, the term troll is a verb that means “to collect” as in “to troll the internet for quotes.”
  8. 8. STEP FOUR Open the MS Word document that contains the blank Research Notes tables. Read and follow the instructions precisely.
  9. 9. STEP FOUR Use a dictionary or thesaurus with available APA information: author, title, date, publisher, page number. Copy-paste the words that you want to use.
  10. 10. STEP FOUR Complete one Research Note for each term. If you want to be sure, show me one example before completing the task.
  11. 11. STEP FIVE On half of your monitor, display completed Research Notes tables. On the other half, open the file Class Work and type your own definitions paragraph.
  12. 12. STEP FIVE After each term, type a pair of quote marks. From the Research Notes, copy-paste the definition of each term inside the quote marks.
  13. 13. STEP SIX There are three ways to write an in-text citation: In the beginning, in the middle, or in the end of a sentence.
  14. 14. STEP SIX Type your in-text citation for each quoted text. In each sentence, you may alternate the location of the intext citations.
  15. 15. STEP SIX Show me the first three terms to check if you are doing it right.
  16. 16. NOTE The length of the paragraph depends on the number of terms defined.
  17. 17. NOTE When a key term is composed of two or more words, there may be one dictionary definition for the entire key term, or one for each word in the term.
  18. 18. NOTE To minimize external influence, write your definitions before researching the dictionary definitions.
  19. 19. END OF PRESENTATION Email comments or suggestions to mr.jaime.aiu@gmail.com THANK YOU

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