Essay Competition Guideline
This document will help you manage a well-structured essay and provide you with the toolsneeded for a professional layout.
Major essay sections
The title page should contain the
of the essay, the
author's full name and emailaddress
, and the
institutional affiliation inclusive of its official address and webpagelink
. Please note that your page header should look like this: [Title of the essay]
The page numbers on all pages following the title page should be flushed to the right in theheader line.
Abstract page (conditional)
Begin a new page. Your abstract should be a short (word limit to be decided by IPSF andthe Pharmacy Education Taskforce) summary of the essay that will be following in the mainbody.
The limit of words and/or pages as well as specifications for clarity of figures (diagrams,graphs, charts, etc.) and allied details shall be provided by the IPSF Executive.
References and Acknowledgements:
Any ideas, quotations, and paraphrasing from other peoples work and publicationsmust be appropriately referenced and you should cite relevant references. Eachstatistical fact must be accompanied by a reference.
In the assesment of each essay, the judges will be looking for an essay that :
Presents findings clearly and accurately, that develops a logical argument, anddisplays evidence of critical thought;
Demonstrates understanding of the background to the specific project;
States aim(s) clearly;
Explains and justifies chosen methods and techniques;
Performs adequate analysis and interpretation of results or retrievedinformation;
Uses results to draw logical conclusions, which are related to the projectaims;