Technical Report Requirements

You will use the format of the article from Week 1 as a guide for your paper.

Title at the top of the first page (no title page)

Use your name as the author followed by the University information.  Example on the next line

Name, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, A&M-Commerce

Headings in the paper include the following

Abstract – bold font

Keywords– bold font

Introduction– bold font

Other major headings as needed– bold font

Subheadings as needed– NO bold font

Conclusions– bold font

References– bold font

Other requirements

Minimum of 10 pages single spaced – not including tables or figures

Times New Roman - 12 point

Standard margins – 1 inch top, bottom, left and right

In text” citations and reference list at the end must be in APA format

Tables must be identified as a Table with a number and title (example - Table 1 List of Parts)

Figures must be identified as a Figure with a number and title

If you did not create the table or figure you must include an ‘in text’ citation so the reader can identify the source of the figure or table.

References at end must be in alphabetic order – see article from Week 1 for indentation format for the complete reference.

The URLs below contain information about citing references in the text of your document, ‘in text citation’, and creating the reference list at the end of the document. Use APA format in the report for references at the end of the paper and the ‘in text’ citations.  This format was used in the article in Week 1.

Read the PDF document in the DocSharing module about plagiarism, “how-not-to-plagiarize” developed by the University of Toronto.

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  • Draft 1 - Technical ReportAssignment Task: Submit to complete this assignmentSubmit Draft 1 of your technical report here. 
    Include an updated version of your outline at the beginning of the document and begin the draft of the report on a new page.  I do not expect you to turn in a 10 page paper at this point.  Approach writing the paper as suggested in the YouTube video you should view (a link to the video and an outline of this video written by someone is included above).  I am expecting to see that you made substantial progress in the body of the paper.  At this point it is not critical that you remove all grammatical errors in what you have written.  Submit a Word file.
    File Name:  LastName_FirstName_Draft1.docx or .doc
    Must be submitted on time to receive credit for this assignment
    • Posted: 16 days ago
    • Due: 
    • Budget: $50
    Tags: writing
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