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Guidelines for Term Project Goal—opportunity to further explore a weather topic of interest, and to share knowledge gained with others. –Project is worth.

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1 Guidelines for Term Project Goal—opportunity to further explore a weather topic of interest, and to share knowledge gained with others. –Project is worth 20% of your final course. Choose topic, and begin working now! 1. You will write a term paper (7 pages, not including abstract and references). Paper must be typed. –Written paper must follow ERAU ”Student Guide for Term Papers” format 2. Additionally, you will prepare and present your topic to your class. Powerpoint format is preferred, but not required. Your oral presentation will be 10-15 minutes in length. 3. If you have questions—ask!!

2 Term Project Topics Turbulence Icing Wind shear Microburst Thunderstorm hazards Tornadoes Lightning Hurricanes Global Warming TV Weathercasting Climate change Limited data forecasting Climate of ____ Weather impacts on economy, aviation or military operations Air pollution Temperature indices El Nino Air Pollution Global climate patterns Other topic, as approved by professor

3 Planning Dates Class time will be allotted for student oral presentation of work between November 21 st and December 7 th –See professor to schedule your presentation date Papers will be due no later than December 5 th

4 Choctaw Aviation Institute Crestview Aerospace Institute APA Format Term Paper Guide July 2005

5 APA Format Term Paper Guide Grading: –50% proper APA format (margins, spacing, etc.) –50% content (quality of writing)

6 APA Format Term Paper Guide All Embry-Riddle term papers will use the Publication Manual (5 th Edition) of the American Psychological Association (APA) format This handout has been adapted from the Student Guide for Term Papers used by Embry-Riddle’s Extended Campus There are also several excellent websites on APA format –http://www.apastyle.org

7 APA Format Term Paper Guide Term papers have three sections: 1.Title Page 2.Body of Paper Minimum of 1 citation required 3.Reference Page Minimum of 1 reference required

8 Title Page

9 Example Title Page

10 Title: Typed in uppercase and lowercase letters, centered horizontally and in the middle of the page. No more than 12 words in length Author: Typed in the same fashion, centered horizontally, and typed 1 blank line (double spaced) below the title Institution: Typed in the same fashion 1 blank line (double spaced) below the author (in your case: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) Page Number: 1 inch from the right edge of the paper and ½ inch from the top of the paper. All pages are numbered. Short title: First 2 to 3 words of the title. Typed 5 spaces to the left of the page number Running head: Typed in all capital letters 1 inch from the top of the paper and 1 inch from the left side. Note: you literally type “Running head” followed by a colon, followed by an UPPERCASE abbreviated title Title Page Notes

11 Body of Paper

12 Example Body of Paper

13 Page number and short title in upper right corner 1 inch from the right edge of the paper and ½ inch from the top of the paper Title of the paper centered horizontally, typed in uppercase and lowercase letters, one inch from the top. Title appears only on the first body page. Double spaced. Do not put blank lines between paragraphs 1 inch margins on all four sides Left justify text. Do not right justify or block First line of every paragraph indented 5 spaces 12 point font Body of Paper Notes

14 Citations in Body of Paper

15 Care should be taken to give proper credit to sources from which you obtain information to avoid plagiarism. There is no need to cite EVERY SINGLE fact, just enough to indicate reference source. There are two types: 1.Direct quotes (Information quoted verbatim) Enclosed in double quotation marks Reference the source (1 word), year of publication and page number of the quote Example: Everyone noted that “the situation is steadily decreasing at an alarming rate” (Johnson, 1968, p. 2). 2.Paraphrase (Information not quoted verbatim) Only source and year is cited Example: One person was concerned that the situation was deteriorating (Johnson, 1968). Citing Your Information

16 Using your citation, I will then go to the reference page to find it For example, you stated in the body of your paper: –Everyone noted that “ the situation is steadily decreasing at an alarming rate ” (Johnson, 1968, p. 2). –You used a direct quote so your citation is source, date, page number I will then go to your reference page and expect to find a reference beginning with “ Johnson ” –Johnson, W. (1968). Alarming Situations Abound. Washington, D.C.: Teacher College Press.

17 Internet References & Citations Use the following format for internet citations in the body of your paper: –Everyone noted that “the situation is steadily decreasing at an alarming rate” (Johnson, 1968, ¶. 2). You used a direct quote so your citation is source, date, page or paragraph number The “¶” symbol replaces “p” and is used for internet sources that do not provide page numbers and directs the reader to the exact paragraph on the website – Finding “¶” in Word 2003: insert – symbol – special character

18 Internet References & Citations Use the following format for internet documents on your reference page: –Johnson, W. (1968). Alarming Situations Abound. Retrieved May 14, 2005 from http://alarming.situations.com/stores/portal If you cannot find an author or document title, substitute a brief (2 to 4 words) description of the website –The Weather Channel. (1968). Alarming Situations Abound. Retrieved May 14, 2005 from http://alarming.situations.com/stores/portal If you cannot find a date, substitute “ n.d. ” (no date) –Johnson, W. (n.d.). Alarming Situations Abound. Retrieved May 14, 2005 from http://alarming.situations.com/stores/portal

19 Reference Page

20 Example Reference Page

21 “References” centered horizontally, typed in uppercase and lowercase letters, one inch from the top Page number and short title from title page in upper right corner 1 inch from the right edge of the paper and ½ inch from the top of the paper Double spaced. No underlining. Only those sources cited in the body of the paper are listed If multiple references, place them in alphabetical order Notice that first line of each reference is left justified and additional lines are indented Notice that title of each reference is italicized Remove hyperlinks (right click and select remove hyperlink) Reference Page

22 –Proof your work –Use spellchecker (but carefully proofread, as well) 2 point penalty per spelling error Difference between road and rode –Save your title page, body of paper, and reference page in separate files –WHEN IN DOUBT ON FORMAT, LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE ENCLOSED EXAMPLES AND COPY THEM! Secrets to Success


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