Writing acknowledgment for your project is very important. In fact, it is something you must not omit in your project because you have to acknowledge people who helped you with it. Probably you have come across it in a book, but it is quite different when it comes to project writing. Continue reading to learn how to write acknowledgement for project.
What is acknowledgement in project writing?
Acknowledgement in project writing is a section where the write acknowledges and show appreciation to everyone who has helped in the project. Acknowledgement is also included in research project writing to recognize and thank everyone who was involved in the research. With acknowledgement, you can express gratitude to the people or institution whose contributions were valuable to the success of the project. A page is usually dedicated to this purpose. And this page is usually at the beginning of your project just after the page containing the table of contents.
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How can I write acknowledgement for project?
Many people keep asking, how can I write acknowledgement for my project? The truth is it is very simple. Writing an acknowledgement requires you giving careful thoughts to the people that need to be mentioned in the acknowledgement and the order in which you will mention them.
Another important thing is that writing of acknowledgment depends on the type of project you want to write an acknowledgement for. For example, when writing an acknowledgement for a student final year project paper, the people you will mention in your acknowledgement will be different from the people you will mention when writing a research paper, etc. Your acknowledgement must express your personal thoughts and must be very concise. You have to make use of personal pronouns such as I, me, my, etc. Examples of people you should mention in your acknowledgement include
- The main supervisor of the project.
- The second supervisor of the project if any.
- If in a school environment, you should make mention of the academic staff in your department that was helpful.
- The support or technical staff in your department also.
- Then you can mention other academic staffs from other departments.
- Organisations, institution, or companies.
- Fellow students or colleagues who were part of the project *
- Friends and Family*
(You don’t need to mention names of colleagues, friends, and family in your acknowledgement. You can thank them generally. You can check the samples below to have an idea of what you are meant to write.)
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Some important things to note when you are writing acknowledgement for a project.
First, it must be personal, don’t just copy a template or prototype. And don’t just include any story.
Only include important names in your acknowledgement. Only the names of people who were very important to the project and directly had something to do with the project.
It should be as short as possible (not too short by omitting important names), concise and sweet. It should not be more than half a page or a little bit longer.
Below are two samples of acknowledgement for a school project and for a dissertation project.
Acknowledgement for school project.
“I would like to express my thanks to the people who have helped me most throughout my project. I am grateful to my teacher (Teacher’s name can be included here) for nonstop support for the project.
A special thank of mine goes to my colleague who helped me out in completing the project, where they all exchanged their own interesting ideas, thoughts and made this possible to complete my project with all accurate information. I wish to thank my parents for their personal support or attention who inspired me to go my own way.
At last but not the least I want to thank my friends who treasured me for my hard work and encouraged me and finally to God who made all the things possible for me till the end.”
This sample was copied from https://acknowledgementsample.com/category/project/
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Acknowledgement for a dissertation project
"I would like to express the deepest appreciation to my committee chair Professor _________, who has the attitude and the substance of a genius: he continually and convincingly conveyed a spirit of adventure in regard to research and scholarship, and an excitement in regard to teaching. Without his guidance and persistent help this dissertation would not have been possible.
I would like to thank my committee members, Professor _______ and Professor _______, whose work demonstrated to me that concern for global affairs supported by an “engagement” in comparative literature and modern technology, should always transcend academia and provide a quest for our times.
In addition, a thank you to Professor _________, who introduced me to Linguistics, and whose enthusiasm for the “underlying structures” had lasting effect. I thank the University of _______ for permission to include copyrighted pictures as a part of my dissertation. I also thank ___ Press for permission to include Chapter 5 of my dissertation, which was originally published in ____ Journal. I would also like to thank to _______ Foundation for their financial support granted through predoctoral fellowship"
This sample is from https://acknowledgementsample.com/category/project/
That is basically everything about writing acknowledgement for your project. You can consult someone to help you write it, but it is always good to know how to write it yourself and do it yourself. You can check for more acknowledgment samples at https://acknowledgementsample.com/category/project/. I hope this has been helpful.
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