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2018-19 RI Science & Engineering Fair (RISEF): Home

Steps to Success!

    1. Research Question Approved

___  2. Mark Calendar for Project Due Dates!

___  3. Register for  Account (Citation generator)

___  4. Develop Search Terms & "Search Phrases" from research questions

___  5. Use Search Terms & "Phrases" to locate book & e-sources; PRINT & copy citations as you go!

___  6. Search for and select an Academic Website for your paper

___  7. Print, read, & highlight all 5 sources (2-3 interesting points/source only!)

___  8. Organize highlighted information onto color coded note cards, a graphic organizer or

            outline paraphrasing important facts and ideas

___  9. Write 1st draft & print out Works Cited page; match in-text citations to full citations

___ 10. Final draft.  Read out loud, make small corrections, & upload paper to .  Hand in!



Research Paper Requirements

*  Due date: October 18th


*  Workshop activities/homework are graded and part of research process


* 4 page double spaced research paper, 12 point, Times New Roman font

+ 1 double spaced Works Cited Page   +    1 Title/cover page   =    TOTAL: 6 page project


* Minimum of 5 sources

(Mix & Match format/type; at least three (3) different types of sources required!)

* book,* reference/encyclopedia article (print or electronic), *journal article, *news article, *academic website, *interview


 * Content: MUST include a section with information about previous experiments on this topic!


MLA (Modern Language Assoc.) 8th Ed. Citation Format


* Writing style: "Reporter's Voice" : USE 3rd person - "he", "she", "it", "they"

DO NOT USE 1st person - " I" , "my","we", "our"

DO NOT USE 2nd person -" You", "your" ! This is NOT an opinion paper


*  Upload paper to

Information Literacy/Research Goals

e-Searching (terms & "search phrases")

Gale Science in Context: Advanced Search - > Topic Finder

  Advanced/Power Search  & Remote (off-campus) Logins     

"e-Tools" = Email/Print /Citations     

     Citation Generator: REGISTER NOW!

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