Research Paper Instructions
- Use the INTERNET (either in the laboratory or at any other site that you
are allowed to use) to find at least fifteen
(15) meaningful "web pages" to serve as
your bibliography. You will use your bibliography to support your paper's
theme with relevant footnotes or citations.
- Use Microsoft WORD to prepare a neatly
typed, spell-checked and organized research paper. Include a COVER
PAGE with the TOPIC TITLE and YOUR NAME on it.
Include a BIBLIOGRAPHY
page that lists the INTERNET address (URL) and short description of each
"web page" that you used in preparing your research paper. Also
include any PICTURES, CLIPART, TABLES, etc. that you choose to develop that
support your presentation. Feel free to use EXCEL
or POWERPOINT to supplement WORD.
- The total length
of the paper, including cover page, bibliography, supporting charts/tables and
typed text should be about seven (7)
to ten (10) pages. You will submit a
hard-copy version to the instructor; electronic submissions will NOT be
Three elements will be given equal weight:
Visual appeal, layout and organization of the
finished document. Did the author produce a polished product? Did the author
make best use of the tools/features available from within the Microsoft
Office products used in this course?
Research quality. Does the bibliography support
the development of the topic? Are the "web pages" balanced, or are
they from a narrow range of sites? Do they relate well to the topic? Are they
credible? Can they be checked?
Content of the paper. Does the author develop the
topic? Does the author make a point?