geology

GEOL 1401-23402: Earth Science

READING ASSINGMENT 3: GEOLOGIC TIME

Important: Your paper must be submitted as Word (.docx) or Rich Text (.rtf). No other formats will be graded!

FORMAT: TOP OF PAGE 1 (5 POINTS)

Single spaced:

First and last Name

GEOL 1401-23402 READING 3

Date

-single space before title-

TITLE (Centered)

-single space after title-

REPORT FORMAT (10 POINTS)

At least 2.5-3 pages long

Double spaced

Written in your own words for full credit (no plagiarism).

Introduction paragraph must include why you are interested in the geologic period or specific topic you chose to research. (2 of 10 points)

Conclusion paragraph must include what you found most interesting or surprising about your topic. (2 of 10 points)

CITATION (5 POINTS)

At least 3 citations must be formatted correctly for full credit. These are all single spaced.

At least 1 of the 3 citations must be a journal article or chapter of a book (NOT your textbook). If you cannot go the library, you my log into the library with your credentials. Many journals are now online and available to you. Search by your topic. If you find an abstract that does not provide the full pdf, send it to me immediately and I will try to obtain it for you.

Please follow the following guidelines and examples for the CORRECT formatting of your citations.

WEBPAGES:

The location of an online work should include a URL. Remove any "http://" or "https://" tag from the beginning of the URL.

EXAMPLE:

Wheelis, Mark. "Investigating Disease Outbreaks Under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 6, no. 6, 2000, pp. 595-600, wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/6/6/00-0607_article. Accessed 8 Feb. 2009.

SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL:

Last, F. M., Last, F. M. Article title. Journal Name. Date; Volume; Pages.

EXAMPLE:

Jacobs LL, Winkler DA, Downs WR, Gomani EM. New material of an Early Cretaceous titanosaurid sauropod dinosaur from Malawi. Palaeontology. 1993; 36: 523–534.

BOOK CHAPTER:

Author's Surname, Given Names.  "Title of Chapter or Part." Title: Subtitle of Book. edition (if not the first), edited by Editor Name, Publisher, Year, pp. pages.

EXAMPLE:

Sweeney, John. "The New Internationalism." Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives in a Just World Economy, edited by Robin Broad, MacMillan Press, 2002, pp. 55-62.

PLEASE REFER TO TEXT BOOK AND LAB MANUAL TO CHOOSE THE GEOLOGICAL TIME PERIOD THAT YOU WANT TO RESEACH.

Here is a great online reference to understanding geologic time!

https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/geotime/