Now that you have selected a topic for your paper, find a paper that can serve as a template for your paper. It need not be on the same topic, but it helps to have it from the same field and a roughly similar structure.* As a template, it will give you guidance on structure and organization. You will refer to this quite a bit, so choose a paper on a topic you like.
Submit proposed papers via MySchool – by the deadline, which is Friday Sept 5 @ 12:00 Noon.
* The structure of a paper is determined by its goal and its audience, for instance to (1) convey novel results to a group of peers (as most scientific papers do), (2) convey the thesis work of a student to a university, (3) summarize the research done over a period of time on a particular subject, or (4) introduce the general public to a particular scientific topic. The last example would not be a good format to guide you in the writing of your own paper in this course, as such papers typically do not follow a traditional scientific paper structure.