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The title is clear, compact and to
the point, it contains all key identifiers of the (proposed)
The abstract introduces the topic
and clearly describes the main (preliminary, i.a.) findings in a
quantitative and space efficient way.
The introduction contains a compact
but comprehensive presentation of background and prior work in the
topic area starting broad and narrowing to a clear thesis statement.
It clearly defines the (proposed) research, and demonstrates student
capacity to locate, organize, analyze, integrate, synthesize, and
evaluate complex information from multiple and disparate sources.
Statements of fact are always properly referenced.
Analytical and quantitative (proposed) methods/approaches are selected adequately and
presented comprehensively and demonstrate creativity.
(Preliminary) results are
comprehensive and presented in a clear and organized fashion. Data
analysis is appropriate and exhaustive, including statistics where
The discussion thoroughly
interprets (preliminary) results in context of the thesis statement
and properly cited studies. It fully and creatively explores
the topic and demonstrates capacity to organize, analyze, integrate,
synthesize, and evaluate complex information from multiple and
implications) suggests further analysis, potential
solutions to posed problems, and potential use of findings in a
Writing quality - The
manuscript flows without gaps in the logic. It is well organized and
consistent with disciplinary style. Grammar is correct and there are
no typos. The style enhances the grasp of ideas and engages the
reader. Scientific terminology is adequately defined and used.
Abbreviations and acronyms are used only when absolutely necessary.
Figures, graphs and tables are
to readandconsiderably enhance the
understanding of the material. They adequately represent key points,
have appropriate captions and are interleaved with the text. Figures
are sharp, each axis/symbol is labeled, units are included and
different symbols are legible.
Literature is exhaustive
and synthesized to enhance reader’s understanding of the topic and
to show the relationship of the study to the discipline. References
include relevant and up-to-date sources (at least 15 for proposal,
30 for thesis). They follow the disciplinary format and are referred
to in the text.