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A simple definition of Seminar:

“A conference or other meeting for discussion or training.”
“A class at a college or university in which a topic is discussed by a teacher and a small group of students.”

A seminar paper is a work of original research that presents a specific topic and is presented to a group of interested persons, usually in an academic setting.

There are various formats for writing a seminar paper, this depends on schools and your course of study. However, these formats are not much different from the general format we will show you here.

These steps below will give you the guide to arranging a quality and well-researched seminar paper.

Title Page (The title of your seminar paper should state your topic exactly in the smallest possible number of words.)

Author’s Name ( Put your name, your ID number, the name of your department, and the name of your university under the title.)

Table of Contents


The abstract should state the most important facts and ideas in your paper. It should be complete in itself. The length of the abstract should be about 200 words.

The abstract should state clearly:
the problem studied,
the method used,
the main results,
the main conclusions.

Do not put information in the abstract which is not in the main text of your paper. Do not put references, figures, or tables in the abstract. It is advisable to read how to write a good abstract.

Main body (Introduction, Sections, Summary and Conclusion)
The main body of your paper should be divided into sections, each with a separate heading.

The first section should be an introduction to your topic. This section should review the background of your topic and give an outline of the contents of your paper.

You should get the information for your paper from various sources, such as books, journals, lecture notes, etc. You must write the paper yourself using this information. You must not copy text written by other authors. Instead, select only the information you need and summarize this information in your own words.

The final section of your paper should summarize your conclusions.

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