What a Synopsis means?
You've probably found examples of synopses, or abstracts when researching your assignments at the beginning of academic journal articles.
If you've read these synopsis, you'll know a synopsis is an article summary; its arguments and conclusion. A synopsis is therefore very useful to help you decide whether an article is relevant to your research and whether it is worth reading. Synopses are also an integral feature of conferences: presenters must submit an abstract or synopsis of their papers that conference delegates will receive later. This helps the delegates decide the presentation they are going to attend.
You may be required to submit a synopsis as an undergraduate student to accompany a long essay or study. A list of your points and conclusions should be included in your synopsis. In general, synopses are only one or two paragraphs long and are placed before the report or essay begins.
A synopsis should be structured in a way that makes it 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 be structured:
- Statement of the problem and hypothesis
- Aims and objectives
- Review of literature
- Research methodology
- Official requirements
All of these items should be captuared in a consise manner that will reflect the meesage the research seeks to convey.