Zoo and wildlife parks Conservation of Species
What are the pros of Zoos and species survial
should zoos be outlawd
Your curriculum is designed to prepare you for a professional career. No matter what that career may be, you’ll need to be able to follow specific directions, research information, write effectively, convey information and ideas to others, maintain ethical standards, think critically, and produce focused, informative documents that are free of errors. To help you develop and perfect these skills, Penn Foster Schools requires you to complete research projects and writing assignments in many of the courses throughout your curriculum. These projects are related to the specific subject matter you’re studying.
Organization of a Research Project
Your research project may consist of either a topic that you must research and develop into a paper or a series of questions that you must answer.
If your project involves a research paper, your paper should have three parts:
Introduction. The introduction should be a short paragraph of around three to five sentences in which you clearly state the purpose of your paper.
Body. The body should consist of some paragraphs in which you develop the purpose you included in the introduction. In the body, you should clearly and completely explain the purpose. To do this, add facts, details, and examples from your research. To write a clear and complete explanation, you should research more than just one website or article.
Remember: You’re not writing your opinion. Rather, you’re clearly explaining the concept and why it’s important, required, necessary, controversial, and so on, to a reader who has no prior knowledge of the subject. Since the reader is presumed to know nothing of the subject, you must cover the material completely and thoroughly so that the reader gains a firm understanding without having to go to any other source of information.
Conclusion. In the conclusion, you restate your purpose and bring your paper to a close by providing a final insight into your research or the significance of your topic.
If your project involves a series of questions, make sure to answer each question in a complete paragraph or two. Include an introductory sentence, a paragraph of explanation, and a concluding sentence. These three elements should include the same information as the introduction, body, and conclusion of a research paper.
References and Citations
References and citations are essential parts of a research project. Now, you’ll explore exactly what these are.
At the end of your project, you must include a separate page that includes a properly formatted listing of all materials used from any outside source. The list should include any books, magazines, journals, newspapers, interviews, websites, and other electronic resources that you’ve used in gathering information. Each reference should have at least one corresponding citation in the text of your project. The purpose of the reference list is to provide the reader with enough information to find your sources.
Whenever you use information from an outside source, you must indicate that the information isn’t your own but belongs to someone else. You must show (in your written document wherever the information appears) where you found the information and give credit to the original author. Any time you use a word-for-word quote, restate another person’s ideas but change the wording, or summarize information, facts, studies, or theories, you must cite the source information. Citations aren’t located at the end of your paper but appear within the sentences of the document, or as footnotes.
If you don’t give credit (cite the source) when using someone else’s information or ideas, you’re plagiarizing that person’s work. Plagiarism is unethical behavior and is subject to a grade of zero and/or disciplinary action.
The academic world recognizes several different citation and reference styles. Penn Foster has chosen to use the style of the American Psychological Association (APA) for this research project. The Penn Foster Student Library includes extensive information on research papers in general, and citation and references in particular including the APA style guide. You can access the library from your Student Portal.
The directions for each research project include six sections:
These directions tell you what you’re to do to successfully complete your project, as well as how you’ll be graded. Your project will be graded for content, written communication, and format. The value of each element, which varies from project to project, will appear in the project assignment.
You must complete the project as directed.
Zoo and wildlife parks Conservation of Species