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Capstone Documentation Check List

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Status

 

Description

Reference

   

General Format Guideline

   
   

SPACING

 

PLMar

1.

Double-space throughout the paper, except entries in the appendixes.

Thesis

Manual

   

Entries in tables may be single or double-spaced; prime consideration is readability.

and Style

2.

Guide

   

Spacing between subsections or subheadings within a chapter should at

Handouts

3.

 

least be double-spaced, but may be triple- or quadruple-spaced for added clarity.

(2018)

Pg. 10

4.

 

For added clarity put two spaces between sentences.

 
   

FONT

 

5.

Use 12-size Times New Roman font throughout the paper, including entries in tables

   

MARGINS

 

6.

Use a 1.25-inch margin for the left side; 1-inch for all other sides of the page

7.

 

ALIGNMENT

 

Left-aligned throughout the paper

 
   

INDENTION

 

8.

Paragraph indentation should be 5-7 spaces or the normal tab (0.5”) default

   

RUNNING HEAD

 

9.

The running head is an abbreviated title, maximum of 50 characters, including spaces. Placed at the upper left hand corner, ALL CAPS. Should only appear on the pages after a new chapter and includes references and appendices. Running head should never appear on title pages and other front materials.

   

PAGINATION

 

10.

ALL page numbers are placed at the upper right hand corner of each page

11.

 

Page 1 begins in Chapter I (Introduction) but is not numbered.

 

12.

 

The first page of a new chapter is not numbered but is still counted

   

Lower-case Roman numerals are used for the front material,

 
 

o

Page numbers first appear with the Executive Summary (or page

13.

 

iv), Acknowledgments (v), Table of Contents (vi, vii, etc),

 

Appendices (v

),

List of Tables (v

)

and List of Figures (v

)

 

o

The title page (i), approval sheet (ii)

 
   

HEADING & SUBHEADINGS

   
     

PLMar

Level 1 heading: Chapter titles are printed in boldface, title case [upper- and lower case], and centered on top of the page.

Level 2 heading: Bold, flushed to the left, title case [upper-and lower case]. Text follows in the next paragraph, indented (5 spaces from the left margin or the normal "0.5 tab")

Level 3 heading: Bold, 5 spaces from the left margin *normal “0.5” tab+,

Thesis

14.

Manual

and Style

Guide

Handouts

(2018)

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lower case except for the first letter, should end with a period, text should follow immediately this heading

Pg. 11

Level 4 and succeeding subsection/subheadings: Italicized, 5 spaces from the left margin*normal “0.5” tab+, lower case except for the first letter, should end with a period, text should follow immediately.

   

SAMPLE PAGES OF THE FRONT MATERIALS

 
 

The title should be in inverted triangle form (refer to title page)

PLMar

The List of Tables and the List of Figures are placed in their own separate pages and are never combined. In other words, start a new page when listing down List of Figures even if it can still fit the bottom of the List of Tables.

Thesis

Manual

and Style

Guide

The arrangement of Front Materials is as follows:

Handouts

 

o

Title page (no small roman numeral for page number but is counted as i)

(2018)

 

Pg. 12

 

o

Approval Sheet (no small roman numeral for page number but is counted as ii)

15.

o

Executive Summary (small roman numeral first appears for page number. Use "iv")

o

Acknowledgements (use small roman numeral "v" for page number)

o

Table of Contents (use small roman numeral accordingly)

o

List Tables (use small roman numeral accordingly)

o

List of Figures (use small roman numeral accordingly)

Chapter I, page 1, immediately follows after the List of Figures. However, page number only appears on the next page after the start of each chapter page. The chapter page is still counted.

The title page is the same template used in the cover page of the hardbound final capstone copy (the font is gold and the color of the hardbound is maroon).

   

PLMar

Thesis

Manual

and Style

16.

 

APPROVAL SHEET Format

Guide

 

Handouts

(2018)

Pg. 14

   

Chapter 1 (Introduction)

 
 

Project Context

 

Outcomes-

Presentation of the importance of the system software, algorithms, processes or an enterprise resource plan to be designed and/or developed

Based

Practical

17.

Guide to

Research Locale

Thesis and

The existence of an unsatisfactory conditions

Capstone

A desire to find a better way of doing something or improving the present condition

Project

Writing in

Capstone Documentation Check List

   

Computing

Pg. 16-18

   

Outcomes-

Based

Practical

Guide to

18.

Purpose and Description

The features and capabilities should be written in such a way that it would highlight the significance of the project.

Thesis and

Capstone

Project

 

Writing in

Computing

Pg. 27-29

   

Outcomes-

Based

Practical

19.

Objectives

The objectives of the study will guide the researcher and the reader to

know what the proponent(s) need to do.

Guide to

Thesis and

Capstone

 

o

Objectives are written by either beginning with an action verb or an infinitive

Project

 

Writing in

 

Computing

Pg. 21-22

   

Outcomes-

Based

Scope and Limitations

The scope and Delimitation of the Study should include a brief statement of the general purpose of the study, the target users/beneficiaries of the

Practical

Guide to

20.

Thesis and

Capstone

study, the period of the study and the features of the proposed software.

The limitation of the study includes the weaknesses of the study beyond the control of the researcher.

Project

Writing in

Computing

 

Pg. 29-31

   

Chapter 2 (Related of Related Literature/Systems)

 
 

The aim of a literature review is to show the reader what the researchers have read, and have a good grasp of, the main published work concerning a particular topic or question in the particular field.

Outcomes-

Based

Practical

 

Guide to

 

Elements of Literature Review

Thesis and

 

o

An overview of the subject, issues or theory under consideration, along with the objectives of the literature review;

Capstone

21.

 

Project

 

o

Division of works under review into categories (e.g. those in support of a particular position, those against, and those offering alternative theses entirely:;

Writing in

 

Computing

Pg. 47-57

 

o

Explanation of how work is similar to and how it varies from the others;

o

Conclusions as to which pieces are best considered in their arguments, are most convincing of their opinions, and make the

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greatest contribution to the understanding and development of their area of research.

 

Citations

Plagiarism

   

Chapter 3 (Technical Background)

 
   

Outcomes-

Based

Provides and discuss the requirements upon development and deployment of the proposed system

o

Platform to be used

Practical

Guide to

22.

o

Hardware specifications

Thesis and

o

Software specifications

Capstone

o

Network specifications (if applicable)

Project

Writing in

o

Peopleware (if applicable upon deployment)

Computing

 

Pg. 46-47

 

Definition of Terms

 

Terminology/words that is being used of the researcher/proponents

23.

during development.

o

This should be provided to avoid misunderstanding and adds enlightenment to the reader.

   

Chapter 4 (Methodologies)

 
 

Requirement Analysis

 

24.

Discussion of the chosen SDLC Model

 
 

Fishbone Diagram (figure)

 

25.

 

o

Illustrate the unsatisfactory condition that is address by the researchers/proponents

o

Provide all possible causes that contribute to the issues.

 

Data Flow Diagram of Current system

 
 

o

Level 0 or Context Diagram

o

Level 1 or illustration of Main Process

26.

Level 2 or illustration of sub-process of each Main Process (if applicable) Note: Objects that will be used:

o

Rectangle = Entity Arrow with label= flow Rectangle with vertical line = storage/database Rectangle with horizontal line = process

 

Requirements Documentation

 
   

Outcomes-

Based

Practical

Guide to

27.

Provide the name of the module and the functionality.

Thesis and

 

Capstone

Project

Writing in

Computing

Capstone Documentation Check List

   

Pg. 69-70

28.

Functional Decomposition (figure)

 

Illustrate the system module and function that will be design.

 

Design of Software, Systems, Product, and/or Processes

 
   

Outcomes-

Based

Practical

Guide to

29.

Under this part of documentation, adviser or panelist may require the

proponents to include in this Chapter, among others, conceptual design, data model, system architecture, and block diagrams.

Thesis and

Capstone

Project

 

Writing in

Computing

Pg. 70-72

 

Testing

 

30.

List the type of testing that will be used to validate the functionality of the system.

31.

Description of the Prototype (figure)

 
   

Outcomes-

Based

Practical

Guide to

Thesis and

32.

Implementation Plan (table)

Capstone

Project

Writing in

Computing

Pg. 76-77

33.

Implementation Result (if applicable)

 
   

Chapter 5 (Recommendations)

 
   

Outcomes-

Based

Practical

Guide to

Provides the client all the necessary requirements and recommendation

Thesis and

34.

 

to maximize the developed system/application.

Capstone

It will include a recommendation for future development.

Project

Writing in

Computing

Pg. 127-

128

   

Appendices

 

35.

Transcript of Interview signed by the authorized representative

 

36.

Photos of Current documentations/ current process

 

37.

Photos shows data gathering, investigation done. (Floor plan/layout, building, environment.

 

38.

DFD or Flowchart of the proposed system

 

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39.

Final screen layouts

40.

Sample screen input and output and reports

41.

Testing Results

 
 

User Guide/Manual

42.

Documentation for the user.

 

o

Must be a user centric design

43.

Relevant Source Code

44.

ONE PAGE CURRICULUM VITAE PER TEAM MEMBER WITH FORMAL 2X 2 PICTURE and legitimate contact information.

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