The Paper
• A title is required
• Minimum one page per section (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions) is a start.
• Look at example papers on blackboard and guide to writing under “course document”.
• One Figure and Table required. These must be numbered and cited in the text. E.g. (Figure 1) and (Table 1).
• Yoh have to cite 3 scientific papers in your paper. Cite them like this (Rhodes 2011) or Rhodes et al. 2003) for more than 2 authors. And have a literature cited page at the end.
• You must select 2 different species of plant (e.g. red oak and white pine). Make sure you include the scientific name of your 2 species in the methods.
• You must come up with a variable (hypothesis) to test about the density of stomata on your plants. For example: sun vs shade (cannot use this). Therefore, you would collect leaves from a pine in the sun (25) and leaves from a pine in the shade (25). Then collect oak leaves in the sun (25) and oak leaves in the shade (25). Each category thus will have 25 leaves (4 categories total). Therefore, you will have 100 leaves total.

Introduction (20 points)
Did you begin your intro with a broad statement?
Did your intro begin very broad and then you tapered it down towards your hypothesis?
Did you specifically state your hypothesis somewhere towards the end of the introduction?
Whatever environmental variable you chose in your hypothesis, did you make sure that you clearly discussed that environmental variable in the introduction?
Overall assessment
Methods/materials (10 points)
Did you use the Latin name for your species only once in this section and the common name throughout the rest of the paper? E. g. Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Are your Latin names in the correct format? Capital letter for first name, then lower case for second? With text in Italics?
Did you specifically give the longitude/latitude of your study sites?
Overall assessment
Results (10 points)
Did you accurately report the numbers from your study in sentence form?
Was this section an adequate length and written in proper paragraph form?
Overall assessment
Conclusions (20 points)
Did you begin your conclusion with a statement of your main finding(s)?
Did you taper your conclusion for broad to narrow?
Did you state WHY you got the results you did or did not get?
Did you discuss “the big picture” at the end of this section?
Overall assessment
Literature cited (10 points)
Did you cite 3 scientific journal articles in the correct format in your paper? E. g. (Rhodes 1999)
Trade/Figure (10 points)
Did you include a table in your paper?
Is that table formatted correctly at the top? With Table1. in bold font and capitalized, and then followed by a sentence or 2 explaining what the table is about?

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