- Appeals for Exemption
- Informing Yourself about a Project and Supervisor
- Selecting a Project and Supervisor
- The Final Written Report
- Assessment of the Report and the CHEM 494 Final Grade
- Oral Presentation (Seminar)
- Seminar Grading
- Introduction – a brief outline of what the project is about and why it was started
- Historical – a brief outline of previous work in the areas before you started.
(These above two areas (1. and 2.) may be combined if desirable.)
- Experimental – as much of the actual experimental details, especially of any new experiments, should be written down, so someone else could repeat the work or continue it.
- Results and Discussion – with equations, tables, illustrations etc.--as long or as short as necessary to describe and evaluate what was accomplished. Note – 4. may come before 3. in some kinds of projects; for example, organic chemical projects often are written up with the experimental details at the end.
- References - the last page should list all previous work to which reference was made. References are best made chronologically throughout the report and listed here in that order--authors, publication and date should be shown in each case. Consult recent journals or theses in your research area for appropriate style and format.