Submit the rough draft of your geology project. Included in your rough draft should be the text as close as possible to the way you intend on submitting it as well as data tables and rough sketches of figures.

Proofread everything and check your work according to the Evaluation guidelines in the original assignment in Week 02.

Geology Project Requirements

**Please review your paper for all of the below before submitting your Week 8 Rough Draft or Week 10 Final Paper.**

 

 -          Length

·         Paper is to be 7 pages, at a minimum, in length:

o   One Cover Page

o   One Reference page

o   5 pages of written text (which does not include space taken up by photos, illustrations or charts). 

 

-      Formatting

·         All paragraphs need to be indented.

·         Font should be Times New Roman and size 12.

·         The line spacing should be double spaced.

·         Make sure there is an introduction paragraph, thebody paragraphs are well organized and a conclusion paragraph.

·         Stay away from many short sentences in a paragraph, as the paragraph needs to flow. (These can be fragment sentences and can make the paper confusing when reading.)

·         Also stay away from many short paragraphs in the body of the paper, if organized well, then there will be medium length paragraphs.

·         Paper should be aligned to the left margin – not center or wide across.

 

-          Writing

·         This is a science research paper about a geology topic and must be in third person, therefore words such as we, me, I you, our, or us are not allowed to be used. Make sure these are not in your paper.

o   This also pertains to let’s. (Let’s short for let us.)

·         Make sure that all of your sentences are strong and independent.

·         Paper needs to be written using proper mechanics (clear, concise, complete sentences and paragraphs), proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.

·         Do not start your introduction or paper off with ‘This paper will look at…’ or ‘This paper will cover…’ Your thesis should not contain these words and should be a stand alone sentence with a passive lead in.

·         Spell Check Spell Check Spell Check.

·         Any introduction of a new word or scientific word that your reader may not know the definition of, be sure to include the definition for better understanding.

·         Acronyms. The first time an acronym is used, be sure to define what it stands for – such as USGS (United States Geological Survey). Then each subsequent time this acronym is used in the paper, you can just write USGS since it has already been defined to the reader.

·         Make sure to capitalize proper nouns such as Earth.

·         Make sure paragraphs transition and flow well between each other. Read the paper out loud to yourself before final submission to make sure these transitions are in place.

·         Please do not be a casual writer in this paper. What I mean by that is do not write how you would talk in a casual conversation, text on your phone or email a friend. This is a research paper and therefore the presentation and writing style needs to be professional.

 

 

-          Quoting, Copying Word for Word and In Your Own Words

·         This paper should be in your own words presenting the facts.

·         If you do copy something from a source word for word, even a phrase as small as three words together, then you are required to put quotations “” around what is copied and cite the source. This allows you to show that the material is not your own words but a direct copy of the material. 

·         Quotations should not be longer than a sentence or two as this paper is supposed to be in your own words and your own work.

·         Without quoting the word for word copied material and providing a source –– then it can be considered a form of plagiarism.

 

      -          Reference/Sources List

·         Should have at least 5 sources.

·         Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable source, as anyone at anytime can change the content of this source.

·         Should be in APA Format

·         All web sources need to include their publication date – use ‘Copyright’ or ‘Last Updated On’ dates as needed.

·         The reference list needs to be in alphabetical order of author last names. 

·         Please note that some authors will be organizations such as National Geographic or the Colorado Geological Survey – these organizations are referred to as “Group Authors.”

·         Also note that items like “The Landform Circuit” as an author needs to be filed under L for Landform and not T for The.

·         Majority of references have a year of publication – in the rare case it does not in the citation and reference list you will use n.d. to indicate ‘no date.’

 

 

-          Citations of Sources

·         All items, whether in text, facts, photos, graphs, etc. need have their sources cited in the paper APA Style. Format is usually (author last name, year published) – but double check for exceptions on this.

·         Also make sure that all citations are to the left of the period at the end of the sentence they are in.

·         Duplicate citations are not needed. For example:

California is a state on the west coast and has one of the largest populations in North America (LA Times, 2012). California also has the leasing record of the amount of earthquakes that occur in a year, compared to any other state in the United States of America (LA Times, 2012).

The second citation is the only one needed because since all of the information in a row is from the same source and in the same paragraph then is should look like this:

California is a state on the west coast and has one of the largest populations in North America. California also has the leasing record of the amount of earthquakes that occur in a year, compared to any other state in the United States of America(LA Times, 2012).

 

 

-        Need APA Information and Examples?

·         Find it under the “Resources” tab in our course, go to your campus or online library for help, or contact myself directly with questions.

 

-          Review the grading Rubric (provided with each assignment respectively)

·         Make sure to review the grading rubric completely before the rough draft and final submission of your paper.

·         NOTE: The rough draft is required to be a complete paper and finished project. The point of the rough draft is to get some finalized feedback before final submission.

·         This paper is all about geology and make sure that everything in your paper is geology.

 

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Course: G245/GLY1000 - Intro Geology - Rasmussen College

  

Instructor: Michelle Sutherland

  

Assignment: Rough Draft Geology Project

 

 

   

 

Section

Description

Points Possible

 

A.

Cover Page

1

 

B.

Page 1 of Paper of Text

11

 

 

a. Introduction paragraph with thesis present. Thesis is a strong, independent sentence. (1 point)

 

 

 

b. Paper written in complete sentences with proper punctuation. (1 points)

 

 

 

c. All words spelt correctly, including scientific terms. (1 point)

 

 

 

d. Paper flows from one paragraph to another (aka transitions). (1 points)

 

 

 

e. Material presented in a logical order. (1 point)

 

 

 

f. Font is Times New Roman, size 12, and paper is double spaced. (1 point)

 

 

 

g. Written in third person, thus NO USE of I, we, me, you, us, or our.   (1 point)

 

 

 

h. All sources cited with intext citations in APA format - for written portions. (2 points)

 

 

 

i. Paper is in student own words and no material COPIED WORD FOR WORD from source. (In case of a quote present from a source, quoting requirements must be present per APA format.) (2 points)

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

C.

Page 2 of Paper of Text

10

 

 

a. Paper written in complete sentences with proper punctuation. (1 points)

 

 

 

b. All words spelt correctly, including scientific terms. (1 point)

 

 

 

c. Paper flows from one paragraph to another (aka transitions). (1 points)

 

 

 

d. Material presented in a logical order. (1 point)

 

 

 

e. Font is Times New Roman, size 12, and paper is double spaced. (1 point)

 

 

 

f. Written in third person, thus NO USE of I, we, me, you, us, or our.   (1 point)

 

 

 

g. All sources cited with intext citations in APA format - for written portions. (2 points)

 

 

 

h. Paper is in student own words and no material COPIED WORD FOR WORD from source. (In case of a quote present from a source, quoting requirements must be present per APA format.) (2 points)

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

D.

Page 3 of Paper of Text

10

 

 

a. Paper written in complete sentences with proper punctuation. (1 points)

 

 

 

b. All words spelt correctly, including scientific terms. (1 point)

 

 

 

c. Paper flows from one paragraph to another (aka transitions). (1 points)

 

 

 

d. Material presented in a logical order. (1 point)

 

 

 

e. Font is Times New Roman, size 12, and paper is double spaced. (1 point)

 

 

 

f. Written in third person, thus NO USE of I, we, me, you, us, or our.   (1 point)

 

 

 

g. All sources cited with intext citations in APA format - for written portions. (2 points)

 

 

 

h. Paper is in student own words and no material COPIED WORD FOR WORD from source. (In case of a quote present from a source, quoting requirements must be present per APA format.) (2 points)

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

E.

Page 4 of Paper of Text

10

 

 

a. Paper written in complete sentences with proper punctuation. (1 points)

 

 

 

b. All words spelt correctly, including scientific terms. (1 point)

 

 

 

c. Paper flows from one paragraph to another (aka transitions). (1 points)

 

 

 

d. Material presented in a logical order. (1 point)

 

 

 

e. Font is Times New Roman, size 12, and paper is double spaced. (1 point)

 

 

 

f. Written in third person, thus NO USE of I, we, me, you, us, or our.   (1 point)

 

 

 

g. All sources cited with intext citations in APA format - for written portions. (2 points)

 

 

 

h. Paper is in student own words and no material COPIED WORD FOR WORD from source. (In case of a quote present from a source, quoting requirements must be present per APA format.) (2 points)

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

F.

Page 5 of Paper of Text

11

 

 

a. Paper written in complete sentences with proper punctuation. (1 points)

 

 

 

b. All words spelt correctly, including scientific terms. (1 point)

 

 

 

c. Paper flows from one paragraph to another (aka transitions). (1 points)

 

 

 

d. Material presented in a logical order. (1 point)

 

 

 

e. Font is Times New Roman, size 12, and paper is double spaced. (1 point)

 

 

 

f. Written in third person, thus NO USE of I, we, me, you, us, or our.   (1 point)

 

 

 

g. All sources cited with intext citations in APA format - for written portions. (2 points)

 

 

 

h. Paper is in student own words and no material COPIED WORD FOR WORD from source. (In case of a quote present from a source, quoting requirements must be present per APA format.) (2 points)

 

 

 

i. Conclusion Paragraph

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

G.

Reference Page

7

 

 

a. At least 5 references are used - none of which are WIKIPEDIA (as content in Wikipedia can be changed by anyone at any time). (2 points)

 

 

 

b. Reference list is in APA formatting - including proper placement of article title, author information and publication year. (2 points)

 

 

 

c. All publication dates presented, including webpage 'Copyright' or "Last Updated On' dates where appropriate. (1 points)

 

 

 

d. All photos, pictures, graphs, charts, etc have source citations by them in APA format, and sources included in reference list. (2 points)

 

 

 

Comments:

 

 

H.

TOTAL POINTS

60

 

    

* Please note that if you have more than 5 pages of text, that is perfectly fine and you will receive additional feedback on all pages.

  

Can you complete this assignment for me

  • From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, examine the major implications for firms entering into a merger. Explain the criteria the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission would follow when deciding on whether or not to approve a proposed merger.

Crime Scene Documentation

 

Physical evidence comes in all shapes and sizes. The search pattern is dictated by the crime type and possible evidence. In a 1.5-2 page Essay:

 

Outline the various search patterns, how they are completed, and when they are most effective.

Describe in detail all of the steps required to properly document a crime scene.

Identify the steps to photographing a crime scene and what photos must be taken.

When completing a crime scene sketch, it is important to include specific information on each sketch. What material must be on each sketch?

History of Forensic Expert Testimony

 

Since Edmund Locard, there has been tremendous growth in forensic science. There are four main reasons that there has been an increase in the number of forensic laboratories since the 1960’s.

 

Forensic scientists do much more than process, analyze and compare evidence. The scientist must be qualified as an expert witness. This assignment will give you an opportunity to explore the question, “What is an expert witness?”

 

In a 1.5-2 page Essay, please respond to the following prompts:

 

Discuss, in detail, the four main reasons there has been an increase in the number of forensic laboratories since the 1960s.

Discuss the following cases and the impact they had on expert witness testimony:

Frye v. United States

Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kuhmo Tires Co. v. Carmichael

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you do the following: 

  • Describe the project procurement planning process. See Section 12.1 in the PMBOK®Guide
  • Identify the most valuable output of the plan procurement process and explain why you believe it is most valuable. 
  • Explain the various contract types and describe who--buyer or seller--has the most at risk for each contract type. 
  • Describe a source selection criterion that would be applicable to any project and identify three criteria that would apply to most projects. See Section 12.1.3.5 in thePMBOK® Guide
  • Analyze the ethical concerns that should be considered when identifying source selection criteria. 
  • Explain the role of risk management in the procurement planning process. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Discuss and write about following topics (1000 words-250 words for each topic)

 

1) Professionalism and information and communication technology, Professional responsibility; System development and ethics.

 

2) Privacy, Intellectual property in cyberspace.

 

3) Digital divide and cyber ethics, Computers and work.

 

4) Regulating commerce and speech in cyberspace, Ethics of online social network.

 

 

These topics should include the following details:

• Brief introduction

• Clear identification of the ICT related ethical issue/issues involved

• Analysis of the ethical issue/issues

• Conclusion

 

• References-APA 6th Edition

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  • At what point should these pledges be recognized as revenue?
  • How should the revenue be valued?
  • How should these pledges be reported as change in net assets, and in which net assets class should they be reported?

Deliverable Length:  1–2 pages

 

Use APA style in the body of your posting, as well as in the reference section.

Please submit your assignment.

 

Grading Criteria
Correctly identify when the revenue should be recognized.40%
Correctly identify the value of the revenue.28%
Correctly identify the net asset class.24%
Use proper formatting for the assignment and references.8%

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Use information in the industry profile overview and other scholarly sources as needed. The SWOT analysis should include each of the following:

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

THE INFORMATION IS INCLUDED IN THE ATTACHMENT

Write a 1,050- to 1,500-word paper, including the following attributes:

  • SWOT analysis, including a SWOT chart
    • Identify opportunities (either product or service) that could improve the customer experience.
  • Strategy evaluation
    • Define strategic tasks.
    • Assess the industry's capabilities.
    • Identify the barriers to strategy implementation.
  • A response to the following:
    • Based on the SWOT analysis and strategy evaluation, what are some creative actions the industry can pursue to include innovation as a component of their strategy?

Write in third person

Include at least two references/citations.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines