1. Research Paper 1. Topics should be relevant to materials covered in class. 2. Paper must have a strong Physical Science content. 3. A minimum of 1200 words (excluding the title page and reference list), 12 font, Time New Roman, double space. Write the paper IN YOUR OWN WORDS, in third person, please do not plagiarize. Amount of text in quotes must not exceed 5%. 4. Paper must include a reference/bibliography page. Use APA/MLA format. Use APA/MLA format. 5. References a. Paper should utilize a minimum of 5 references. b. Information should be extracted from reputable sources, preferably from scientific or research lab websites. STC Library website relevant subject guide is strongly recommended. c. Do not use newspaper articles or Wikipedia or popular journals or any discussion forum sources. 2. References a. Presentation must utilize a minimum of 5 references. b. Presentation must include a list of references. c. All figures need to be cited. Not citing the sources amounts to plagiarism. d. Information should be extracted from reputable sources, preferably from scientific or Research lab websites e. Do not use newspaper articles or Wikipedia or popular journals or any discussion forum sources. 3. Resources: Points will be based on the comprehension of the scientific concept in your paper and creativity. Library website has subject guides here: http://libguides.southtexascollege.edu/welcome Click on Math & Science for a dropdown list of disciplines. If you click on physics for example, you will go to: http://libguides.southtexascollege.edu/physics/ On this page you will find: Physics specific Research Starters, Links to Useful Websites, Data Bases (including peer-reviewed articles and videos), and search box for books, eBooks, articles, etc. and citation guides. You need a Janet login, pass word information to access these resources from home. Grading Criteria for Projects (Please find the each category in rubrics) I. Paper (50 % of Points Total) – Organization . – Format . – Analysis .. II. Presentation of your work in the Paper (50% of Points Total) – Knowledge – Quality . – Clarity.. – Subjective .. – Bonus Points .. I. Paper Organization: The organization part covers start to finish including grammars, structure of sentences etc. Whether in the introduction section is too long or too short, whether the main idea is discussed appropriately, whether the enough time is spent in the core idea etc. will be the basis of the judgment. Format: The format of the research report is expected to meet the guidelines given above including its length. A proper citation is essential for each idea taken from the journal. Analysis: Does this paper include analysis by the student, or is it just a summary of facts about the students topic (similar to an encyclopedia article). Remember that including analysis by writing commentary is very important. Bonus Points: Does this paper merit having some extra points added to it? II. Presentation of your work in the paper Knowledge: Student is expected to demonstrate basic knowledge about the topic. How the student addresses the general curiosity about the subject, Did he/she shows confidence in that topic, how well he explained the matter (without using the core scientific jargon) will be the basis of judgment. Quality: How good was the paper? Were the subject matter discussed were attractive and scientific? Were there unnecessary discussion in the paper or is too boring to read? If picture/table was used, was it with appropriate resolution to go through? Clarity: Did the student effectively explain the subject matter with appropriate level of clarity? Subjective: Points will be determined at the instructors discretion. Bonus Points: The bonus points will be given at the instructors discretion, which will be based upon all of the things discussed above. The question is does this paper is written little beyond the expectation? Or does this paper properly follow the instruction given? Does this paper deserve some extra points based upon some particular area?
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