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1 Science Essay! MLA Format

2 You must write a science research paper based on a chemistry topic. DuPoint science essay challenge: calls on students to research, think critically, and write a research based science essay that provides innovative ideas on our most pressing global challenges, or demonstrates the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to our daily lives. Four categories (prompts) you could choose from for Dupoint: 1. Together, we can feed the world. 2. Together, we can build a secure energy future. 3. Together, we can protect people and the environment. 4. Together, we can be innovative anywhere.

3 Possible topics 1.Recycling – plastics 2.Pesticides/Herbicides 3.Alternative Liquid Fuels 4.Household Products (cleaners, pest repents, other household chemicals) 5.Air Quality 6.Food Additives 7.Diabetes 8.Drug Chemistry 9.Vitamins (or specifically vitamin C or specify a vitamin) 10.Paper vs. Plastics 11.Cholesterol and Fats 12.Food preservation chemistry 13.Chemicals that trigger allergies/ allergy medication 14.Endorphins and Morphine 15.Nuclear Power and/ or Waste 16.Radiation Treatments 17.Mass Transportation (the technology, chemistry behind it) 18.Chemistry of Venus and Mars and Other Planets 19.Advancements in batteries/ fuel cell chemistry 20.Specific use of an element (ex: fluoride, uranium, must specify)

4 What makes a good source? Author: is there an author, are they credible? Is it a reliable publisher? – University, medical institute, gov institute Peer Reviewed Journals! Look at the url: – Good:.edu and.gov – Okay:.org (can be great or really bias) – Only use.com if it is to access a journal article or other scholarly print source Not good: social media, blogs, wikipedia! (open, public, anyone can make up stuff)

5 Work cited help sites tm https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/ 01/ When using a work cited generator cite, you need to add in missing info!

6 Sample 1st Page

7 Subsequent Pages

8 Work Cited (start on new page)

9 In-Text Citations: the Basics  MLA uses parenthetical citations  Parenthetical citations also depend on the source’s entry on the Works Cited page  Signal word in the text is the first thing in the corresponding entry on the Works Cited page

10 Print Source with Author In-text Example: Human beings have been described as “symbol-using animals” (Burke 3). - Cite whether it’s a direct quote or a summary! Corresponding Works Cited Entry: Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, Print.

11 With Unknown Author In-text Example: no author There are many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change (“Impact of Global Warming” 6). Corresponding Works Cited Entry: “The Impact of Global Warming in North America.” Global Warming: Early Signs Web. 23 Mar

12 Works Cited Page: Web Web Source Format: Last, first Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). “Article Name.” Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/ organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher). Date of last update. Medium of publication. Date of access.

13 Works Cited Page: Web Examples: Bernstein, Mark. “10 Tips on Writing the Living Web.” A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug Web. 4 May Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov Web. 10 May “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow.com. eHow. n.d. Web. 24 Feb

14 Works Cited Page: Books Basic Format: Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Examples: Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, Print. Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn, Print. Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. New York: St. Martin's, Print The Films of the Eighties: A Social History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, Print.

15 Works Cited Page: Periodicals Article in a Magazine Forma t Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication. Example: Buchman, Dana. “A Special Education.” Good Housekeeping Mar. 2006: Print. Article in Scholarly Journal Format Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication. Example: Duvall, John N. “The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise.” Arizona Quarterly 50.3 (1994): Print.

16 Works Cited Page: Other Personal Interview Example: Purdue, Pete. Personal interview. 1 Dec Speech Example: Stein, Bob. Computers and Writing Conference. Purdue University. Union Club Hotel, West Lafayette, IN. 23 May Keynote address.


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