Kata pengantar biasanya berisi dan sangat berkaitan dengan asal-usul, tujuan, batasan, dan ruang lingkup buku, proposal, penelitian, skripsi dll,  dan mungkin juga didalam kata pengantar termasuk pengakuan hutang, pengantar yang berhubungan dengan subjek buku, proposal, penelitian, skripsi juga tertulis bagaimana menunjukkan sudut pandang yang akan diadopsi oleh pembaca. kata pengantar bukan merupakan bagian dari halaman dan sistem penomoran halaman.



contoh kata pengantar

Unsur-unsur pada contoh kata pengantar bahasa inggris berikut menyertakan ruang lingkup, tujuan, batasan, dan bahkan beberapa terima kasih kepada orang-orang yang penting. Biasanya kata-kata terima kasih itu akan mencakup pasangan, profesor, orang tua atau sejenisnya.


FOREWORD

The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology (S&T) Joint Fund was established under an Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Science and Technology Cooperation to strengthen scientific and technological capabilities between Egypt and the United States.  Its rationale is that international cooperation in science and technology will expand relations between the extensive scientific and technological communities in both countries, and promote scientific and technological cooperation in areas of mutual benefit. The objectives of this cooperation are to help Egypt and the U.S. utilize science and apply technology by providing opportunities to exchange ideas, information, skills, and techniques and to collaborate on scientific and technological endeavors of mutual interest.

The Joint Fund falls under the umbrella of the U.S.-Egypt Partnership for Economic Growth and Development, which aims to promote equitable economic growth and private sector job creation in Egypt through a broadening and deepening of the economic relationship between Egypt and the United States and enhancement of linkages between the private sectors of both countries.

The Joint Fund is governed by the U.S. - Egypt Joint Board, as provided for under the Agreement.  The Joint Board is composed of six members each from the U.S. and Egypt, including the U.S. and Egyptian Executive Agents and appropriate representatives from participating scientific agencies in both countries.  The composition of the Joint Board is detailed in the Agreement.

The Joint Board determines priorities among fields of cooperative activities on the basis of the mutual interests of both countries, recommends overall policies for the program, identifies areas and forms of cooperation, approves the cooperative activities to receive funds, and prepares reports to the Secretary of State and Minister of Scientific Research.  In so doing, the Joint Board shall consider the needs and capabilities of the private sector in each country.

The Joint Board will entertain all proposals that meet the criteria of this document.  Special consideration will be given to proposals that address priority areas determined by the Joint Board.
Joint Fund support for research and development cooperation takes the form of

1.a. Dual-Cooperator research grants (max budget of $60,000),
1.b. Multi-Copperator research grants ( multi-disciplinary  research teams, max budget of $180,000)  up to 4 grants will be awarded this year
2. Workshop grants and
3. Junior Scientist Visits

Grants are awarded on the basis of an evaluation and review of detailed joint proposals from Egyptian and U.S. researchers.

With the exception of the Multi-Cooperator grants, the Joint Fund is designed to support the add-on costs of bilateral cooperation.  It is not a primary source of funds for domestic activities in either country.  While Joint Fund grants are relatively modest, they provide financial resources dedicated to promote international cooperation.  Accordingly, grant applications submitted to the Joint Board should include strong elements of mutual interest, mutual benefit, high conceptual and scientific quality, and mutual commitment of resources, and should be consistent with the science and technology policies of each country.

Joint activities will be carried out on the basis of arrangements concluded between cooperating organizations after evaluation and review by participating technical agencies of both governments and approval by the Joint Board.  Joint activities will be in accordance with the international obligations, national laws, and regulations of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America.

Science and technology activities funded from sources other than the U.S. - Egypt Joint Fund shall be governed by those agreements or implementing instruments concluded directly between the interested agencies.

Applications consisting of an appropriately detailed technical proposal and supporting documentation shall be evaluated on the basis of technical merit, degree of cooperation, plan of work and preliminary budget.

Kata pengantar juga bisa ditulis oleh seseorang yang bukan dari penulis atau editor, biasanya seseorang tokoh atau ahli yang terkemuka (sehingga diharapkan dapat memberikan kredibilitas positif terhadap buku), dan sering kita jumpai pada halaman judul buku yang menuliskan "Kata Pengantar oleh Prof. Dr. XYZ", idealnya atau biasanya kata pengantar hanya satu atau dua halaman  nama penulis kata pengantar biasanya muncul di akhir kata pengantar.

Tujuan penulisan kata pengantar adalah:
  1. Untuk berbicara mengenai bagaimana anda menulis, tapi usahakan gunakan kata-kata yang dapat membantu menarik pembaca. 
  2. Untuk menjangkau kepada pembaca potensial (bagaimana memancing pembaca, mengaitkannya dan membuat pembaca ingin membaca lebih lanjut). Dalam kasus ini seperti buku "Misteri Kematian Ibu Tien Soeharto" yang terbit tahun 1999, penerbit Alam fantasi.
  3. Untuk menjawab pertanyaan: mengapa harus ini? kenapa harus sekarang? mengapa orang ini? mengapa oleh penulis ini?
  4. Untuk berbicara tentang bagaimana anda mengumpulkan dan mendapatkan informasi - sumber utamanya apa dan apa yang menjadi pembeda dari yang lain yang membahas tentang masalah ini.
  5. Untuk memberikan kerangka kerja
  6. Secara singkat untuk memberikan, pendapat utama atau sudut pandang anda tentang subjek tersebut.
Memang sebagian orang berpendapat tidak penting membaca kata pengantar dan sebagian yang lain mengatakan itu penting karena ini adalah hal pertama yang dilihat pembaca. Jelas kata pengantar harus ditulis dengan baik. Secara pribadi, saya pikir sangat penting karena penulis tidak pernah tahu di mulai dari mana pembaca akan mulai membaca. Kata pengantar juga biasanya berisi kalimat yang memberikan ucapan terima kasih dan penulis berusaha membuatnya menarik, untuk memberikan mereka konten.
Menarik dibaca juga: Contoh Kata Pengantar