Financial Institutions (FINA 3312)
Term Paper/Project Guidelines
It is a group work. Each group should not have more than two members. One can work individually without being in a group.
Font: 12 pt, Times New Roman; Margin: one inch from all sides, Page should be numbered. Cover page will not be numbered. Cover page will have names of all the members. Spacing: double spaced. No need for table of contents. Graphs and Tables must be nicely presented in the main body of the paper. Source data/graph should be mentioned.
Length: The paper should be approximately 15-page long including cover page and references. It may be little larger or smaller. I give more weight on quality than on quantity.
Plagiarism/cut and paste will not be allowed at all. If you want to use other authors ideas word for word, do it properly by putting those under quotations. Otherwise, write in your words. Do not use too many quotations because it will reduce your own input. I appreciate your effort.
References should be consistent. That is, only one type will be followed. You cannot mix various styles when giving references.
I will give you points based on cleanliness, originality, effort, depth of discussion, and format/organization.
You should have following sections/headings.
Summary in the beginning (with about 150 words)
There will be other headings/sections between introduction and conclusion. You will choose other headings based on your topic and the information you feel relevant. Headings should be appropriately numbered. You may give suggestion/recommendations, however it is not required.
Instructions/guidelines may change anytime depending on the situation.