For example, in the multiple birth example, might prospective users of fertility clinics, childless husbands and wives, benefit from the information in your paper?] Graphs or charts: [Graphs and charts will not impress me unless they truly help the reader better understand some aspect of your paper. Refer to the chart or graph in the text where you discuss the information.Out of the 15 possible sources you found for your proposal, you should end up with 7 to 10 VARIED (NOT all Internet sites, for example) sources - including professional journal articles and professional publications, Internet sources, and possibly (but not required) an interview.
Do not put any sources in your references that you have not used in your paper.
It is possible for some of your sources to change as you become more deeply involved in writing your paper.
Be sure to document charts and graphs from other sources. Charts, graphs or other appendices do not count toward the 5 to 7 pages of required text.] Documentation Style: [APA is preferred, but if you want to use another scientific style, such as CBE, or Number, Date style, you must ask for approval. Some of your sources must be from a professional journal in your field, such as a nursing journal, a computer science or engineering journal, such as IEEE Spectrum.
See on-line style guides at Kinds of sources I will use and why they will benefit my paper: [ Do you have a balanced variety of sources? How will they help clarify points you want to make? Some high end general audience publications such as Scientific American, or PC Computing can be used.
If you can't find sufficient sources you may have to rethink your subject.
If you are taking a course in your major this semester, you can research a topic for that course (with my permission and the other professor's.) See me about the submission form.
In what order will you present your material to best address the issues? You will have to define terms and explain concepts.
But beyond these obvious ground rules, discuss what people or group of people might benefit from reading your paper.
Review "Help With Writing Research Papers" ( before you begin brainstorming about topics or writing your paper.
Your final product will be judged on how well you succeed in producing a well though out, clear paper which shows you can interpret and intelligently discuss the issue and how well you can backup your findings with evidence.