monograph is a document written in an orderly and complete way that uses a variety of sources with the function of reasonably informing a particular topic, the intention of this type of writing is to extend the depth of the topic clearly and with large amounts of information thus obtaining a good investigation and argumentation that will contribute something new when arriving at the conclusions.

These cover a wide variety of topics and can be written in various fields, although primarily it has a certain inclination towards the academic side in many areas of knowledge, but it is not taken into account for the documentation of discoveries or achievements in various areas of study, since that the information contained therein is not classified as a collection of research papers, but can be used as a reference and support.

Uses of a monograph

The purpose of the monograph is that the person who carries it out has to exhaustively investigate all the information on the subject it is covering, including recent notes, having a good command of punctuation marks and an excellent grammar so as not to leave some ideas in the air that may cause any doubt to the person who is reading it, since these must be expressed in clear and precise language

In general, it can be said that the monograph serves for the treatment and dissemination of generalized or specific issues, having the documentation of findings and inventions, synthesis of previous works and theoretical support of a scientific investigation.

  • Compilation monograph:

It serves to express ideas clearly, for this it focuses on the analysis and review of the contents already exposed by other authors on the particular topic without it being able to contain personal criteria that include novel aspects so that they are of interest to others.

This is a more complex monograph which must be worked with care and a lot of practice since all the existing source on the subject under study will be used.

  • Research monograph:

It is based on expressing its content in research and scientific experimentation but which has not been much studied, which is intended to express something different from what has already been said. Explaining the way in which the investigation has been carried out and describing it in detail to compare it and then propose something new.

  • Experiences analysis monograph:

It serves to present the experiences of the author or third parties, which allows him to draw up his conclusions, make comparisons and finally provide a personal view of other similar investigations already in existence. All this information is presented in a personal way according to the experience of the person who performs it, without taking into account the investigative nature and testing the existing theories with which it is intended to demonstrate something from practice.

These types of monographs help us to handle many writings that contain enough information on a particular topic that is being dealt with, and we can present our own criteria, always keeping the central idea while handling all the information.

In addition to doing the monograph, you are learning to develop other knowledge skills that are very closely linked to each other to give you the best result:

  • Knowing how to define a problem allowing us to go in the right direction without generating difficulties in its realization.
  • Discover and gather information by searching bibliography, articles, previous research, maintaining the order of the same necessary to address the investigation in the right direction.
  • Classify the materials that allow you to verify the work, allowing you to cover and delve more deeply into the selected topic.
  • Maintain contact with people and institutions that can help and guide you in preparing the work.
  • Have access to information to be able to have a solid base on the work to be done and to be able to reinforce the critical and analytical side.
  • Learn to express ideas and knowledge in front of an audience.

Structure of a monograph

  • Cover: Used to enter the author’s information and the title of the monograph.
  • Introduction: Where the subject is reflected in a concise and summarized way.
  • Index: Serves to guide the reader through the titles and pages.
  • Body: Where the information is captured.
  • Conclusion: Part that serves to summarize the monograph in a simple way.
  • Author’s opinion: Points of view and own criticism.
  • Bibliography: Point where all the sources and works used to make the monograph are entered.

Steps to prepare a monograph

In order for a monograph to generate the best results, it must be structured following a logical sequence, since otherwise it may be possible to present repetitions of elements that have already been mentioned, for this reason the best way to make a monograph is through a series of consistent and orderly steps:

  • Selection and delimitation of the topic: You should always think about a particular matter that is not complex and very extensive, that draws attention, that is interesting and can be carried out based on the available bibliography.
  • Preparation of a work plan: It consists of drawing the steps to follow to carry out the monograph according to the topic that has been selected and with this a range of options will be opened that will allow to work with greater security and speed, allowing to maintain better communication with the people who help in the preparation of the monograph.
  • Content search: Search various sources and jobs to obtain complete and quality information to be able to elaborate it obtaining great results.
  • Raise the information: It is necessary to have all the questions that will be answered in the monograph and in turn express and observe all the points of view that exist.
  • Presentation of the structure of the work: As such there is no defined structure that the author must follow and it must be oriented to the logic of the topic, developing in an orderly manner how the information will be presented.
  • Capture and elaborate: Begin to write the ideas and information previously investigated and analyzed, the structure must be followed to carry an orderly, neat work that attracts the reader’s attention.

In order to develop a quality monograph, you must have good clarity of the subject, a marked objective, an easy-to-understand writing and good language.

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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