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SS 2017 -- Environmental Science -Mr. Mackinson: Home

Describes the resources available at the OWHL for doing research in environmental topics.

Tips for Success

  • Know alternative names/spellings for your topic
  • Your main focus is to ask a specific research question and answer it using evidence..
  • Start Early. Proper research takes time.  The better your research, the easier you will find writing the paper.  
  • Keep Track of your work. Make sure to have all data to proper cite your research. 
  • Take Time to Review. Edit and reflect on the work you have completed, BEFORE you hand it in.

Original Research

What is Original Research in the Sciences?

Original Research are the primary sources of the Sciences

  • Research Methods should be detailed
  • The report is written by the actual scientists that did the study
  • The results of the experiment are completely documented (not just a summary)

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Citation Forms

When writing this paper, you will be using the MLA format.  MLA uses parenthetical references (instead of footnotes).  If you have any questions, please see a librarian at the help desk for assistance with using the MLA Handbook..


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