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Research Alternative

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Research Credit Alternative On the following pages is a list of articles from Scientific American. Reading an article and responding to the appropriate questions is worth 1 research credit. For example, if you need 5 credits, you must read 5 articles and write one short paper per article (for a total of 5 papers). For each article, the reference, a brief description of the article, and some questions about the article are provided. You can choose whichever articles seem most interesting to you. The paper should be turned in on Blackboard through the Turn-it-in link. Paper guidelines: 2 pages, 12 point font, single or double-spaced. For each paper, your response to the questions should clearly demonstrate that you have read the article. Credit will not be awarded if your responses fail to show familiarity with the article. Make sure that you identify the article title and author(s) at the top of your paper. Obtaining the articles: 1. Go to the FSU library website: http://lib.fsu.edu 2. From the homepage, click on the link for ‘Journals.’ 3. Where it says ‘Search by Title,’ write the name of the journal (in this case, Scientific American) and press the search key 4. A list of related journals will pop up; Find and select the appropriate journal (again, Scientific American Archive Online) 5. EBSCO Host Research Databases will open. At the top of the page, where it says ‘Find,’ you can type the last name of the author (see Primer on References to determine author last name). This will bring up any articles written by that person. Make sure you choose the correct article based on the citation information provided for each article. A primer on references: Author last name, Author initial first name. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Name, volume number(volume issue), page number. For the articles listed below, you will see the references written in this format. Submitting the paper: Only papers submitted through the Turn-it-in link on Blackboard will be accepted. Instructors are able to run a program that automatically compares papers to any other papers turned in this way from any other class. The program gives an estimate of overlap with other papers, and if the overlap is too high, it suggests that the paper may have plagiarized. As a reminder, cheating and plagiarism (i.e. passing someone else’s work off as your own) are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating or plagiarizing you will receive a zero for that assignment or exam and will be referred to the Chairperson of the Department of Psychology, who will make a decision on referral to the Academic Honor System Hearing Panel. Please review the academic honor system in the FSU General Bulletin of the FSU Student Handbook and ask me to clarify any points that you do not understand.
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