RULES OF PAPERDOM Essay

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Welcome to a world where a Bachelor’s degree is your kindergarten, and there is only one graduation, the Ph.D. Welcome to the world of academia where papers are your only true capital, the be-all-and-end-all of scholarship. The intention of this article is simple and clear – to be a concise starting guide to making a good paper and a good presentation. Enough of appetizing talk? Let’s get down to business. The various steps you generally follow for a technical paper presentation are listed along with the guidelines:- I] The Chopping Of Wood:- To start with, you need to decide on a topic for your paper. Try following these steps:- >> Try reading some good technical journals to zero in on the domain of your choice. >> Surf the internet with keywords that frequently appear in articles and papers pertinent to your domain. >> Decide on a topic in the domain on the basis of your interests, the potential for addressing open issues in the domain, and your ease with the domain. These things come to you inasmuch as your familiarity with the topic increases. >> Try not to do an overview of a domain, and try not to churn out derivative work. Some of these invariably end up as summaries, addressing no issue and enlightening no one in particular. II] Making Of The Ark:- To create a good paper, you need to heed the following guidelines:- >> First and foremost, try following the double-column IEEE standard paper format. This prevents the headache of having to reformat a paper from the free format to the IEEE standard required by all good competitions and calls for papers. >> Begin with the title, and then cite the various authors, put in the abstract and the keywords. >> Your body must include an introduction (a theoretical basis and a historical perspective on the work done so far), and the path you propose to follow for your research. List the findings

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