GEOL/ENVS

111

GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

F

ALL

2017

T

ERM

P

APER

Goals:

The objectives of the term paper are for students t

o:

1) Share intellectual findings of a major theme in

environmental geology with their instructor.

2) Gain experience writing a well-structured, gramm

atically correct, concise, coherent paper.

3) Learn how to locate journal articles and other s

upporting references.

4) Learn how to properly extract, use, and cite wor

k that is not your own.

Formatting:

Papers should be between 1400-1500 words (including

references), double-spaced,

in 12-pt font and in an appropriate style (Times Ne

w Roman, Arial, etc.).

Audience

: Write for a college audience who have taken this

course.

Your paper must include:

1) Your name and a short title that provides the es

sence of the paper.

2) Introduction: Make sure the introduction clearly

defines the overall direction of the paper.

3) Body: Paragraphs that are linked together and fl

ow nicely.

4) Conclusion: A paragraph or two that tie the whol

e paper together.

5) In-text citations/references: In your text, you

must cite at least

SIX

different sources,

three of

which must be from journal articles

(e.g., “landforms in this valley are predominantly

glacial and

fluvial in origin. (Smith et al. 2014).”

6) Reference list: Use standard reference list form

at, such as one from a journal of your choice.

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