HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH SYNOPSIS

What a Synopsis means?

You've probably found examples of synopses, orabstracts when researching your assignments at the beginning of academicjournal articles.

If you've read these synopsis, you'll know asynopsis is an article summary; its arguments and conclusion. A synopsis istherefore very useful to help you decide whether an article is relevant to yourresearch and whether it is worth reading. Synopses are also an integral featureof conferences: presenters must submit an abstract or synopsis of their papersthat conference delegates will receive later. This helps the delegates decidethe presentation they are going to attend.

You may be required to submit a synopsis as anundergraduate student to accompany a long essay or study. A list of your pointsand conclusions should be included in your synopsis. In general, synopses areonly one or two paragraphs long and are placed before the report or essaybegins.

A synopsis should be structured in a way that makesit easier for the reviewer to understand the research project at a quick look.It ought to be brief but accurate. In the following way, a synopsis can bestructured:

1.  Title

2.  Statement of the problem and hypothesis

3.  Aims and objectives

4.  Review of literature

5.  Research methodology

6.  References

7.  Official requirements

All of these items should be captured in a concisemanner that will reflect the message the research seeks to convey.