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You do NOT need a separate title page. The title can go up at the top of the first page. California Advection Fog 1. Introduction Two to four paragraphs or more summarizing what you are going to do and why you are going to do it.
Generally, last sentence should be something like "In this paper, it will be shown. General Discussion of Fog Three to five paragraphs or more providing general background, Should start with how any fog forms This is material from the Williams [pp.
Here is the section in which all the illustrations should be used, and referred to sequentially as you use them as illustrations in the text.
Background information is from classroom lectures and the Gilliam book [pp. Conclusions A section in which you discuss and sum up the major conclusions.
This can be one or two paragraphs. References Procedure will be discussed in class. Do not use colloquial style.
Make sure your paragraphs have a topic sentence and that the rest of the sentences relate to that topic sentence. References and In-text Citations A. General Rules All ideas that are not your own, not common knowledge or not the direct result of the study need to be "referenced".
Not to do so is considered plagiarism and is intellectually dishonest. Generally speaking, the rules regarding plagiarism are stringent. The penalties are as well. For example, at San Francisco State University as at other major univerisities the penalty for plagiarmism range from failing grade on the assignment to dismissal from the university.
You will indicate references in your writing assignment in the manner required in the meteorological and, in general, science literature. Scientists have adopted an easy way to indicate references that dispenses completely with the need for footnotes.
In this writing assignment, you need to indicate references only in sections 2 and 3. At the university level, references to encyclopedia-type summary articles are NOT allowed. Encyclopedia articles are "pre-digested" unreferreed, capsule summaries, often with improper or inadequate foundation, and often not even remotely written by experts within the field.
Since a fundamental tenet of the scientific method is that the researcher ADDS to the body information already known about the subject, primary sources are required.
The exception would be refereed Compendiums published by groups of experts within a field. It is very simple to reference an idea. Suppose you want to remark on the fact that tornadoes are not as rare in California as previoiusly thought, and that you learned that from reading an article by someone named Smith.
In the text, you simply paraphrase the observation made by the author and indicate the author or authors by last name and date. Here are some examples: Then you would say in your text: Tornadoes are not as rare in California as previously thought Jones,p.
Book titles are underlined Jones, P. McMillan Press, pp. Say you found the illustration in an article called "Tornadoes in California" by person named James Hogan who published his article in a journal called Monthly Weather Review.
You would simply insert the figure or illustration in your paper, and in the body of your paper say something like " Hogan found that the Central Valley is a an area with high frequency of tornadoes.A single-point rubric is a lot like an analytic rubric, because it breaks down the components of an assignment into different criteria.
What makes it different is that it only describes the criteria for proficiency ; it does not attempt to list all the ways a student could fall short, nor does it specify how a student could exceed expectations. Guidelines for Writing a Lab Report Assignments Related Resources Download Course Materials; A formal lab report is the principle way scientific data are conveyed to the rest of the scientific community and preserved for future examination.
To describe procedures correctly, clearly, and succinctly. Included a correctly formatted. Get a FREE Team-Building Activities Toolkit, when you join the Mind Tools Club before midnight, November Find Out More.
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Academic writing is, essentially, the writing you have to do for your university courses. Your instructors may have different names for academic writing assignments (essay, paper, research paper, term paper, argumentative paper/essay, analysis paper/essay.
Late assignments will be accepted, but you will lose one point from your final score for each day that an assignment is late. Grading: Each assignment will be graded on a seven-point scale, in consistency with the grading employed .