It can be hard to distinguish between these journals and online open access

It can be hard to distinguish between these journals

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publish anything – including complete nonsense – for a fee. It can be hard to distinguish between these journals and online open-access journals that do use peer review and therefore provide quality control. There is no easy route to identify predatory publishers, but generally speaking, any journal accessed through the library will not be a predatory journal. CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT: Title – communicates clearly the focus of the topic to the reader and indicates the discursive element. Introduction – clearly stated purpose and research question, as well as the significance of the subject. Headings and sub-headings – communicate the main thrust of the essay to the reader. References – four appropriate peer-reviewed choices and consistent style (use APA). Style – spelling and grammar, ability to communicate ideas clearly and succinctly in written format, basic presentation. Use of academic language (avoids the use of “I”; avoids colloquial or informal language, etc.) Do not use a journalistic style. This is an essay not a newspaper article. Length and format – 1-1.5 pages; reasonable margins; no small fonts. TIPS ON TOPIC CHOICE: Choose a topic from the list that interests you. Consider choosing a topic that draws on knowledge gained elsewhere in your program. For example, if you are in health sciences, a health topic may be a good choice. However, the essay must be original work so it is not acceptable to use one that you have submitted in a previous course. Do not choose a topic that is so broad that it cannot be covered in depth in 2500 words. Climate change in the Polar Regions is much too broad. It is preferable to choose a topic that can apply to both Polar Regions. If it is an Arctic-only or Antarctic-only topic, it must cover all of the Arctic or all of the Antarctic. It cannot focus, for example on Canada alone or West Antarctica alone.
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  • Fall '18
  • Antoni Lewkowicz
  • Antarctica, polar regions

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