Grading Guidelines for Research Article IMPORTANT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Late papers will be penalized 10 points per day. This paper is worth the same as 2 reports and it cannot be dropped. Choose between Cofactor OR Specificity ONLY or your paper will not be even read and you will get a zero. Title it appropriately and include the names of all the authors, typed. Anything written by hand will be considered sloppy and points will be taken off. The data to work with is in my website. If you don’t include it in your analysis, you will lose points. Format: 20 points Must include all sections specified (see below). Each section should have a heading. This paper should be written from the perspective of a RESEARCHER, not as a student. The researcher is to write in third person format, as a viewer of the procedures (like a reporter), not the main feature. You are using class data found in my website only, not just your tables’. Content: 10 points each part = 60 points Abstract should consist of a brief statement of purpose and results of study. Not more than 50 words in it! Introduction should include more in-depth discussion of purpose, pertinent background information of other people’s past work regarding the same or similar topics, and a statement of the hypothesis. DO NOT include a description of your experiment here! This section is written PRIOR to the experiment. Materials and methods should be a description of the experiment you performed in paragraph form, as should the entire paper, so no listing, no numbering of the procedures. Results Do not include just raw data; it should show the results of mathematical work using your raw data (statistics) in orderly fashion (table or graph), as well as discussion of the statistical results. These should be drawn/made/graphed by the student, DO NOT staple the papers obtained in class; that is sloppiness and points will be taken off. Do not include charts or graphs from other people’s work; you can ONLY include that of the data you are working with. Discussion & Conclusions should clearly state whether hypothesis was supported or not and why. Also, comparing with those works mentioned in the introduction, WHY did we get the results we did, WHAT does it mean to the larger world? References (Bibliography) should be given at the end of the paper and there should be a minimum of 4 works cited. The formatting for it consists of: Author(s)’ name(s). Year it was published. Title of the paper. Name of the journal where published, volume: pages and/or copyright and DOI. Example: Hans O. Porter and Martina Langenbuch (2005). Synergistic effects of temperature extremes, hypoxia, and increase in CO2 on marine animals: From Earth history to global change. J. Geophys. Res., Vol 110, C09S10 DOI: 10.1029/204JC002561 Neatness and Writing: 20 points Type, proofread, and check the spelling and grammar before you turn this assignment in. Remember that this is a FORMAL paper. If turning in the printed version (hard copy), staple the pages together at upper left corner; do NOT include a cover sheet or any other binding. If turning it in by email, send it as an attached document, written in WORD (.doc or .docx) to [email protected] only. It should arrive on the date established, before 6pm or points will be taken off as explained before (go to the beginning of this document). You should expect a response acknowledging the receipt of the paper, if that does not happen is that I have not received it at all, send it again.