Title of study




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Cricket Courtship and Territorial Behavior (Acheta domesticus)
Writing Assignment - Due Friday, February 9, 2007
TITLE OF STUDY:

In the title of your paper, be certain to include the dependent variable, independent variable, and organism studied. In general, your title can be "The effect of independent variable(s) on dependent variable(s) in organism." The independent variable is the experimental variable that you have manipulated. The dependent variable is the measurement response. Be certain to always use the scientific name when referencing an organism.


INTRODUCTION:

For the introduction, provide general background on the topic studied, including previous studies. Start with a broad introduction, narrowing down to your study. Provide some information on the study system. Provide the specific hypothesis or hypotheses that you were testing, as well as the predictions for your experiments based on your hypothesis.


METHODS:

Describe the experimental set up. Do not include a list of "materials." Provide a diagram only where necessary. Describe your response variables and how they were measured. Describe how data will be analyzed and/or presented.


LITERATURE CITED;

Provide a literature cited list in APA format. Only include those references that you directly cite in the paper. Never include internet sources. You must have at least two references from the primary literature.


FORMATTING:

Use 12-point Times New Roman font with double spacing and 1” margins. Place your name and date at the top left hand side of the page. Center the title of your report, using bold sentence-case text. To separate each section (Introduction, Methods, etc.), use left-justified all caps bold text. Staple your paper together. Then, attach the two primary literature papers to your assignment, using a paperclip. (Each separate journal paper should be stapled together.) Assignments without copies of the papers will not be accepted.


A grading sheet that will be used is attached. Please also refer to your “Communicating in Ecology” handout for information. Contact Dr. Cipollini if you have any additional questions.

CRICKET LAB REPORT
NAME:_____________________________

BREAKDOWN OF MISTAKES BY SECTION POINTS

TITLE

_____ Independent Variable ____ Dependent Variable ____ Organism (Latin name)

_____ Concise and well-written /4

______________________________________________________________________________



INTRODUCTION

_____ Sufficient and Relevant Background _____ Concise & Succinct

_____ Purpose of Experiment

_____ Provides both broad and narrow background

_____ Provides information on study system

_____ Hypotheses correctly and adequately stated

_____ Predictions correctly and adequately stated

_____ Statement of the null hypothesis /12

______________________________________________________________________________

METHODS

_____ Independent Variable(s) _____ Dependent Variable(s) _____ Control(s)

_____ Method of collecting data/analyzing the data

_____ Concise & Succinct - No excess information

_____ Adequate description of experimental design

_____ Written in past tense consistently

_ _____ Written in active or passive tense consistently /8

_____________________________________________________________________________

LITERATURE CITED

_____ Cite all sources

_____ Proper APA format

_____ No internet sources

_____ Appropriate use of 2 primary literature sources /6

_

______________________________________________________________________________



GRAMMAR/SPELLING and ORGANIZATION

_____ Sentences well constructed and logical

_____ Spelling and grammar

_____ “Data” is plural

_____ Scientific name underlined or italicized

_____ Genus name capitalized and species name in lower case /5



______________________________________________________________________________

TOTAL SCORE /35


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