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1Guidelines 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” format2. Additionally, you will prepare and present your topic to your class. Powerpoint format is preferred, but not required. Your oral presentation will be minutes in length.3. If you have questions—ask!!
2Term Project Topics Climate of ____ Turbulence Weather impacts on economy, aviation or military operationsAir pollutionTemperature indicesEl Nino Air PollutionGlobal climate patternsOther topic, as approved by professorTurbulenceIcingWind shearMicroburstThunderstorm hazardsTornadoesLightningHurricanesGlobal WarmingTV WeathercastingClimate changeLimited data forecasting
3Planning DatesClass time will be allotted for student oral presentation of work between November 21st and December 7thSee professor to schedule your presentation datePapers will be due no later than December 5th
4Choctaw Aviation Institute Crestview Aerospace Institute APA Format Term Paper Guide July 2005
5APA Format Term Paper Guide Grading:50% proper APA format (margins, spacing, etc.)50% content (quality of writing)
6APA Format Term Paper Guide All Embry-Riddle term papers will use the Publication Manual (5th Edition) of the American Psychological Association (APA) formatThis handout has been adapted from the Student Guide for Term Papers used by Embry-Riddle’s Extended CampusThere are also several excellent websites on APA format
7APA Format Term Paper Guide Term papers have three sections:Title PageBody of PaperMinimum of 1 citation requiredReference PageMinimum of 1 reference required
10Title Page NotesTitle: Typed in uppercase and lowercase letters, centered horizontally and in the middle of the page. No more than 12 words in lengthAuthor: Typed in the same fashion, centered horizontally, and typed 1 blank line (double spaced) below the titleInstitution: 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 numberRunning 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
13Body of Paper NotesPage 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 paperTitle 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 paragraphs1 inch margins on all four sidesLeft justify text. Do not right justify or blockFirst line of every paragraph indented 5 spaces12 point font
15Citing Your Information 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:Direct quotes (Information quoted verbatim)Enclosed in double quotation marksReference the source (1 word), year of publication and page number of the quoteExample:Everyone noted that “the situation is steadily decreasing at an alarming rate” (Johnson, 1968, p. 2).Paraphrase (Information not quoted verbatim)Only source and year is citedOne person was concerned that the situation was deteriorating (Johnson, 1968).
16Citing Your Information Using your citation, I will then go to the reference page to find itFor 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 numberI 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.
17Internet 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 numberThe “¶” 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 websiteFinding “¶” in Word 2003: insert – symbol – special character
18Internet References & Citations Use the following format for internet documents on your reference page:Johnson, W. (1968). Alarming Situations Abound. Retrieved May14, 2005 fromIf you cannot find an author or document title, substitute a brief (2 to 4 words) description of the websiteThe Weather Channel. (1968). Alarming Situations Abound. Retrieved May 14, 2005 fromIf you cannot find a date, substitute “n.d.” (no date)Johnson, W. (n.d.). Alarming Situations Abound. Retrieved May
21Reference Page“References” centered horizontally, typed in uppercase and lowercase letters, one inch from the topPage 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 paperDouble spaced. No underlining.Only those sources cited in the body of the paper are listedIf multiple references, place them in alphabetical orderNotice that first line of each reference is left justified and additional lines are indentedNotice that title of each reference is italicizedRemove hyperlinks (right click and select remove hyperlink)
22Secrets to Success Proof your work Use spellchecker (but carefully proofread, as well)2 point penalty per spelling errorDifference between road and rodeSave your title page, body of paper, and reference page in separate filesWHEN IN DOUBT ON FORMAT, LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE ENCLOSED EXAMPLES AND COPY THEM!