PHY 101 Term Paper ó detailed instructions
- The paper should have
Text, including one figure,
of 2.5 to 3 pages
- The figure must be one
and only one diagram that you have created. A diagram is a sketch that explains
some physics feature. A diagram is not a photograph. I will not accept
diagrams downloaded from the Internet. (Of course you may use the internet
to get an idea for a diagram, but you must create the diagram yourself.) A
diagram that isnít very good will lose points.
- The figure must include
a caption that explains briefly what the figure shows. You donít need to
explain the diagram in detail in the caption, assuming the explanation is
in the text. The caption does not need to be a complete sentence. The
caption may be as short as a phrase; or as long as a few sentences,
depending what the figure is and how it is explained in the text. The
caption should appear right above or below the figure.
- All pages should have a
- The line spacing in the
text should be 1.5 lines spacing Ė not single-spaced and not double-spaced
but 1.5 line spacing.
- The Abstract and Figure
Caption should be single-spaced.
- Grammar and spelling
should be correct. Iíll take off points for run-on sentences and sentence
- Grading: the paper will
be graded for these characteristics:
Quality of the writing
Quality of the diagram
You will lose points if you leave out any part of
the proper format, including page numbering.
- If the bibliography
causes the total length of the paper to run over 3 pages ó that is OK; I
wonít deduct any points. The text itself (including the figure) should be
from 2.5 to 3 pages long.
November 10 ó Complete draft for comments
November 24 ó Final paper for grade