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If you run into problems finding articles, here are a few things to try. 1) Check with the librarians. They may be able to get you copies of the article free of charge from other schools in the USG system via interlibrary loan. 2) Look for similar articles that are a little less recent. Labs working on a particular problem have usually been doing so for a number of years. If you do not have access to their newest articles, they likely have some from 1-2 years ago that are open access. 3) Check the PLoS journals for related research at . Paper specifics – grading criteria (for further information, check the rubric posted on GAView) 1. Is the content appropriate? Your paper should deal with the genetics behind the topic. If the bulk of the paper is describing symptoms, applications, etc. with only a short mention of genetics, then the content is not appropriate. 2. Is the topic covered in depth? A narrow but deep discussion of the topic is far better than a broad and shallow discussion. Your coverage of the topic should be in much greater detail than the average news article. 3. Were primary research articles used? A primary research article is a scientist’s report of their recent research. It discusses the findings, the conclusions, and implications for the field. Your paper must include discussion of at least one primary research article. Do not use direct quotes of text; rather, paraphrase the author’s meaning, then provide explanation of its meaning and importance. 4. Is the paper long enough? The paper needs to be a minimum of 5 pages double spaced. Five pages is the bare minimum for a research paper. Anything shorter than that will not have enough depth of coverage. Don’t play with margins, font sizes, line spacing, etc. to lengthen a short
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paper. Spend your time and energy on researching your topic and you will have no problem with paper length. If you absolutely cannot find enough information to fill five pages, pick a different
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  • Fall '17
  • Academic publishing, Open access, Genetics Research paper

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