MSU ZOL 445 - Paper Guidelines (2 pages)

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Zol 445 - Evolution (W)

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Zoology 445 Fall 2006 50 Points Paper Guidelines I Due dates 1 Paper topic must be approved by your TA by recitation on 26 or 27 October 2 Paper due in recitation on 16 or 17 November 3 Papers returned for revision in recitation on 30 November or 1 December 4 Revised paper due in recitation on 7 or 8 December II General Guidelines Minimum length 3 pages maximum length 4 pages 12 point font One inch margins at top bottom and sides of paper II Paper Sections Introduction 8 points This section presents a general overview of your topic The introduction should set the stage for the important points that will be discussed in detail in the remainder of the paper Review of Literature 15 points Discuss the major conflicts or ideas associated with your topic Review work published on your topic You should strive to summarize the work and its major conclusions Discussion 12 points Provide your interpretation of the work reviewed in the review of Literature section We are looking for evidence of critical thinking and an ability to apply evolutionary ideas to your topic Literature Cited A MINIMUM of three different published references must be cited None of these three references can be a web page although one reference can be a web page if more than three different references are used You may not use your text as a reference See below for details on how to cite literature III Grammar Citations Grammar 9 points Papers will be graded on the basis of sentence structure spelling and general flow of ideas Many errors associated with sentence structure spelling can be avoided by using the grammar checker that is part of most word processing programs Citations 6 points When presenting the data of others you need to cite them as a reference We will adopt the citation format used by your text Please realize that every paper cited in the text must appear in the Literature Cited section and every reference in the Literature Cited section must be cited in the text How to cite papers in the



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