What is expected of you
This assignment\’s purpose is to be able to research a topic further than just googling; to be able to academically reserach. The sources you use need to be academic. What I mean by academic is that they should be peer-reviewed academic journals (see below). Further, your formating should be exactly what I am asking for.
First and foremost, you will be heavily graded on whether or not your sources are academic in nature. For each non-academic source I will deduct up to 30% off your grade. Since you need three sources, you stand to fail this assignment rather quickly if you don\’t have the correct sources.
What are acceptable sources? All fields in science have peer reviewed publications, usually in the form of journals. This is how research and conclusions are presented. Peer reviewed means they have gone through a rigorous process and any conclusions presented have to include what methods were used as well as background and analysis. The supplemental reading I have provided in class has all been from such sources.
Remember, the majority of your grade for this paper rests on the validity of your sources. Make sure they are academic pier-reviewed. Also, make sure you are using plenty of in-text citations. Anytime an idea is not your own, even if you\’re paraphrasing, you should cite. If you don\’t have these two you stand to lose the most points.
Topic: I have decided to conduct my paper on the science of extraordinary athletic performance. Is it in your DNA (nature) or is it the cause of accumulated practice (nurture)? My paper is inspired from the book by David Epstein, \”The Sports Gene\”.
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