Methods of Assessments
The written report is a reflection of your project findings. It is the core of your capstone project as it shows your understanding of the project theme. The written report accounts for a significant portion of the total mark in this course. Some general guidelines for writing such a report are given as follows:
You have to state clearly your project theme to the readers by indicating what are the issues you are investigating in the project. The objectives, background, methods, results and findings, and also the conclusion of your investigation should be included in the report.
Every issue has its background. The sources you use in your investigation should be reliable (such sources may include international journals, official statistics, etc.) to construct your investigation background. This provides a basis for interpretation of your recommended solution.
Based on the background information provided, you will propose a solution, which involves the utilization of chemistry, to the problems identified, and explain clearly the mechanism involved. Again your recommendation needs to be supported by reliable sources. You have to persuade the readers that the solution provided is sound and practical.
You may discuss issues related to your investigation such as the effectiveness of your proposed solution, any limitations of it, the practical difficulties in carrying the solution out, and some possible future development directions, etc. An all-round analysis can provide the readers with more angles in viewing your investigation.
At the end of your report, you have to summarize and conclude your project findings in detail.
A reference list has to be included. Such a list includes all the references you have cited in the text of your project. Please refer to the “Importance of referencing” for more information.