The seminar work is a written professional work, which is the result of the student’s professional competence, which presupposes selection and work with a relevant sample of information sources, which must be clearly stated both in the core work and in the list of bibliographic references presented at the end of the seminar work, ie. behind her conclusion.
The amount of information resources used, which is included in the list of used literature / resp. the list of bibliographic resources in alphabetical order, in the manner prescribed by the standard / directive setting out the form of registration, depends on the defined scope and topic of the seminar work. In principle, the use of the latest, most up-to-date professional studies, monographs, etc. is preferred, and it is advisable not to limit the selection to home information sources only.
Since the seminar work, like all final, qualifying works, must not show the nature of plagiarism or violate copyright in any way, the author is obliged to carefully quote used information sources in accordance with applicable standards.
From the content point of view, each seminar work must correspond to the given title of the thesis, while the individual logical parts must be clearly divided into chapters or subchapters, which are presented in the contents of the seminar work.
Each seminar work must meet certain formal requirements, the level of mastery of which indicates the total value of the seminar work.
By summarizing the above, the quality of the seminar work is determined by the following abilities of the author:
- the ability to select relevant and relevant information about the subject of interest to the author and of which he / she has sufficient expertise
- the ability to choose a suitable methodological apparatus, which is an essential part of fulfilling the primary goal of the seminar work, as well as by adequately selecting and defining the individual techniques of topic processing,
- the ability to differentiate between one’s own ideas and
- the ability of independent, innovative and creative thinking, as well as adequate expression and formulation of the author’s attitudes and thoughts,
- the ability to synthesize theoretical knowledge and practical skills and
- the ability to work with information resources independently and in accordance with established standards and guidelines, to use either the literal transcription of the text (i.e., the form of citation) or the freer reproduction of the text (i.e., the form of paraphrasing)
the ability to write and modify the seminar work to the desired formal form with the absence of linguistic, grammatical or stylistic imperfections. The seminar paper has the character of a scholarly text with an educational style, and therefore the use of slang, non-literal expressions and, in general, colloquial language is inappropriate for the type of work.