Abstract[edit | edit source]

Short abstract describing the project from background to conclusion

Background[edit | edit source]

Describe the background of the project. Make sure to cover who, what, why, when and where…

Problem statement[edit | edit source]

Start your project objective statement in the format, "The objective of this project is to..."

Criteria[edit | edit source]

Include a brief intro to the criteria and then include a table with constraints and weights (0-10 highest). Feel free to use the code from examples, such as CCAT pedal powered TV#Evaluation Criteria.

Grading Criteria for previous sections:

  • Formatting (should look good, sortable table for criteria) +20
  • Thoroughness of content (who, what, when, were, etc.) +40
  • Considers audience (this will be read by people outside the US and in the future, consider things such as most people do not know where Arcata is) +30
  • Extra (e.g. images) +10

Literature Review[edit | edit source]

Introduce the literature review briefly and then use heading and subheadings for topics. This should focus on information… NO PLAGIARISM! Make sure to see assignments on Canvas.[1]

Grading criteria for Literature Review:

  • Formatting (should look good, see Appropedia suggested formatting) +20
  • Thoroughness of research (at least 3 books and 1 peer reviewed journal per person... lots of credible web refs) +40
  • Uses reference format +30
  • Extra (amazing sources) +10

Prototyping[edit | edit source]

Show examples of the prototyping process including what you learned.

Construction[edit | edit source]

Very complete description of how final project is made. This large section should have lots of pictures. Use the Help:Images#Galleries and probably Template:How to (e.g. Barrel O' Fun Worm Bin Instructions).

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Introduce the timeline and include a table of the timeline.

Grading criteria for timeline:

  • Spelling and grammar +15
  • Completeness of timeline +35
  • Table formatting +15
  • Timeline introduced +15
  • Separate columns for propose and actual completion date.

Costs[edit | edit source]

Description of costs, donations, the fact that this is just proposed, etc. See Help:Table examples#Cost Table for a very nice looking table format.

Grading criteria for costs:

  • Formatting (should look good, see Help:Table examples#Cost Table formatting) +20
  • Thoroughness and up-to-dateness of budget (should display necessary components, including donations, have an introduction, etc) +40
  • Mathematical accuracy +30
  • Extra (sortable, etc) +10

Operation[edit | edit source]

This is how to operate. It should have a brief introduction and very useful images with labels. Also it may work best for your project to use the step by step how to template {{How to}}. See #Troubleshooting for an example.

Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Introduce this maintenance section.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

This is when to maintain what.

  • A daily task
  • A daily task
  • a weekly task
  • a weekly task
  • a monthly task
  • a monthly task
  • a yearly task
  • a yearly task
Every __ years
  • task
  • task

Instructions[edit | edit source]

This is how to maintain. The step by step how to template {{How to}} is most likely best for this part.

Backpack frame bike trailer

Do something.

Aleiha's parabolic solar cooker

Do something really complicated but made simple, etc.

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Testing results[edit | edit source]

Describe the testing results.

Discussion[edit | edit source]

Discuss the testing results.

Lessons learned[edit | edit source]

Discuss lessons were learned during this project and what you would do different next time.

Next steps[edit | edit source]

Discuss any next steps for the project as it goes on into the future.

Troubleshooting[edit | edit source]

This is only how to troubleshoot basic operation. For complex issues, the solution might just say contact ________. It should be a table in this format:

Problem Suggestion
Example issue Example solution or suggestion
Does not turn on Make sure it is plugged in
Another issue Et cetera

Team[edit | edit source]

Introduce team and semester in the following format:

Grading criteria[edit | edit source]

Grading criteria for the remaining sections:

  • Grammar and spelling +10
  • Formatting +10
  • Depth, breadth and accuracy of content +70
  • Project documentation's potential for impact (e.g. reproduction) +10

All together these section grades are applied to a final grading rubric described on Canvas.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. For example at 305 literature review template you will see the recommendation to use Help:Footnotes.

Make sure to include other relevant categories at the bottom, e.g.,, etc.

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