NSU OPT 6122 - Study Notes (3 pages)

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Opt 6122 - Optometry Project I
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OPT 6122 Optometry Project I Literature review instructions and guidelines November 1 2011 I Paper overview Title page and abstract one page Introduction Main body organized with key topical headings o One person project 2 000 words o Two person project 3 000 words Figures and tables with captions if applicable Conclusion References cited in your paper OVS format Bibliography of all references whether cited or not o One person project 30 references o Two person project 50 references II Formatting A Overall style and quality Write for an optometric audience i e fellow 3rd year students Summarize your knowledge of the field with a clear logical organized presentation It must be well written in terms of grammar spelling punctuation etc It must be adequately supported by your references Integrate what you learn from many sources into a logical whole It is not simple a string of paragraphs each summarizing a different article Follow the OVS format for the abstract keywords main body topical sub headings Figure and Table titles and captions and references Font Use Arial Helvetica or another plain looking font size 10 12 Exceptions to OVS format no columns double spaced B Required components of the paper 1 Title page with the following information centered Course number and title Title Authors student authors first then faculty advisor Don t list degrees with names but as footnotes in OVS format Word count for the main body Number of figures and tables Date submitted to faculty for initial review Date submitted to faculty for final review Abstract single spaced Key words 2 Introduction Give a brief overview of your paper No heading Opening paragraphs with no heading 300 words or less No page break Continue with the main body 3 Main body Margins 1 25 top bottom left right Don t need line numbers Header upper right with abbreviated title author s last names Page numbers page numbers Headings in 12 point main text in 10 point Organize with topical headings in bold for main parts of the paper 4 References cited and bibliography Use the OVS style unless otherwise directed by your faculty advisor Same font as main body Single spaced Journal titles must be abbreviated according to National Library of Medicine standard Don t just make up your abbreviations List of abbreviations http www ncbi nlm nih gov projects linkout journals jourlists fcgi 5 Figures and tables Required if necessary to improve clarity Label and write captions according to the OVS format Format tables like OVS tables Don t embed figures or tables Include in separate sections after main body III Refer to Dr Arthur Bradley s paper writing advise on web page IV Writing standards A Clarity Direct active wording Smith reported that Passive is acceptable if used sparingly The experiment was done Use fewer rather than many words Be clear and specific not vague or general Avoid was involved in A reader should be able to completely understand what you mean with one pass If many sentences or paragraphs in the paper require re reading to understand it will be down graded B Pronouns Singular plural agreement The patient used their his or her OR patients who use their Humans versus things Patients that who C Colloquialisms Scientific formal writing No casual expressions Avoid very D Paragraphs Each topical sections should have an introductory paragraph Paragraphs should have introductory sentences Introductory paragraphs or sentences should Tell them what you re going to tell them In subsequent paragraphs tell them what you want to say about that topic Every sentence must fit into a logical sequence of thoughts that fits the overall purpose of the paper The last paragraph or sentence should make a logical link to the next one Use paragraph headings if it will improve clarity E Citations Don t need citations for common knowledge Cite statements that are not your own idea Not necessary to re cite in the next or nearby sentence if it s obvious that it came from the same citation Can include one citation at the end of a section of several citations from the same source F Numbers When numbers are between zero and nine write it out For larger numbers use numbers rather than words When starting a sentence with a number write it out Hyphenate numbers when used as adjectives For example 4 0 mm diameter pupil G Proper spelling grammar and punctuation Use the spelling and grammar checker NSU writing center No excuses for poor grammar or writing H Define acronyms on their first appearance and separated re occurrences V Submission A Feel free to alter or update your references B Work closely with you faculty advisor Submit draft to him 1 2 weeks before the final deadline C Submit final documents via email to your advisor and Dr Salmon in Microsoft Word doc format Don t use docx D Final submission deadline December 5 201 Literature review Research outline


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