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Abc of Project Writing for Researchers and Students of the Humanities.

By Winifred E. Akoda

Summary

Project writing is a basic requirement for the graduation of
both undergraduate and postgraduate students of any
institution of higher learning. However, having coordinated and
observed numerous defense panels as a long-established
academic, I have noticed the sharp decline in the performance
of students in their project/research work particularly in the
last decade. Essential areas of project writing such as Abstract,
Introduction, Methodology, Scope of Work, Statement of
Problem, Literature Review and References are almost always
incorrectly or poorly written. In addition, new areas/subheadings
that are irrelevant on their own—as they are already
subsumed in the existing areas mentioned—are added to the
project work. For instance, a sub-heading such as Limitations
of the Study is subsumed in the Methodology while the
Justification of the Study, another unnecessary sub-heading, is
incorporated throughout the work in areas such as
Introduction, Objectives, Statement of Problem and Literature
Review under the disguise of the word, “Rationale”.
In the light of the above, this book hopes to enlighten
students on how to enhance their project work by examining
the proper methods and stages of project writing and
highlighting some common mistakes that students and
researchers make in relation to the areas earlier mentioned.
It is also important to note that while this book may prove
useful to all researchers and students of the humanities, its
emphasis is on historical research/project writing and as such
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the examples and exercises provided are taken from the
postgraduate theses of historians from the University of Calabar
and some other Nigerian universities. It is, therefore, my hope
that this book will, as a whole, benefit all students and
researchers of humanities in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Abc of Project Writing for Researchers and Students of the Humanities.
 
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Abstract

Project writing is a basic requirement for the graduation of
both undergraduate and postgraduate students of any
institution of higher learning. However, having coordinated and
observed numerous defence panels as a long-established
academic, I have noticed the sharp decline in the performance
of students in their project/research work particularly in the
last decade. Essential areas of project writing such as Abstract,
Introduction, Methodology, Scope of Work, Statement of
Problem, Literature Review and References are almost always
incorrectly or poorly written. In addition, new areas/subheadings
that are irrelevant on their own—as they are already
subsumed in the existing areas mentioned—are added to the
project work. For instance, a sub-heading such as Limitations
of the Study is subsumed in the Methodology while the
Justification of the Study, another unnecessary sub-heading, is
incorporated throughout the work in areas such as
Introduction, Objectives, Statement of Problem and Literature
Review under the disguise of the word, “Rationale”.
In the light of the above, this book hopes to enlighten
students on how to enhance their project work by examining
the proper methods and stages of project writing and
highlighting some common mistakes that students and
researchers make in relation to the areas earlier mentioned.
It is also important to note that while this book may prove
useful to all researchers and students of the humanities, its
emphasis is on historical research/project writing and as such
the examples and exercises provided are taken from the
postgraduate theses of historians from the University of Calabar
and some other Nigerian universities. It is, therefore, my hope
that this book will, as a whole, benefit all students and
researchers of humanities in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

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Winifred E. Akoda

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