Written Component Guidelines What is the Written Component? The written component of the Graduation Project is a demonstration of your ability to communicate with others in written form. Since each project is unique, the written component will assume different forms and reflect an individual’s growth and personal preference. The written component is meant to provide tangible evidence of the work that has been done either through research and/or creative thought. The written component is an original written work that reflects in-depth learning, clarity of thought, and proper usage of the English language. The written component is not the Student Log. Written Component Requirements The format must be appropriate for the specific project. If a formal research paper, proper MLA formatting must be followed. The document must be typed, double spaced, and written on 8 ½ x 11 paper unless otherwise approved by the Graduation Project Coordinator. The document must be submitted to www.turnitin.com at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled presentation date. Written Component Format Options An executive summary A research paper A student journal A creative writing An essay or other expository writing A poem An abstract A narrative report A reflection paper An annotated bibliography A laboratory report Students are not limited to these options!