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Make sure to scroll down this page. Presentation information is at the bottom.

Please submit the digital copy (in .odt/.doc/.pdf only) of the final draft of your research papers below your project description on the Projects page

2011 End of SYP Priorities
(in the order we believe to be the most important for your success - complete these by 5/15)

1st - Complete finishing touches on final draft of paper. Final Draft of paper due, in both paper and digital form(one copy of each), on 5/13

2nd - Reach out to other SYPers. Share, Edit, Coach, Guide each other to SYP GLORY!

3rd - Begin developing Formal Presentation (you should plan on using a scaled down version of this for your Informal Presentation)

4th - Complete Project/Product

5th - add final touches to your project wiki

Paper Rubric

The Yes Test. Students must Complete this check-list before submitting the final draft
Yes Basic Requirement

1. “Big Three” clearly driving and sustaining the paper
2. Correct and Consistent citation style (MLA, APA, CMS, CPS)
3. Strong balance between Secondary and Primary Research
4. Solid Transitions indicate logical organization
5. Content reflects academic essay in style, tone, and voice
6. Evidence of drafting, editing
7. One-page Abstract

As you work towards your final draft consider this...

Stylistic pointers (thanks to N.Y. Times columnist William Safire):

“The Fumblerules”

1. The passive voice should never be used.
2. Don’t use contractions in formal writing.
3. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
4. Watch out for colloquial verbs which have cropped up or snuck into our language.
5. About sentence fragments. No incomplete sentences.
6. Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
7. Avoid commas, that are not necessary.
8. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
9. Be sure each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.
10. If you reread your work you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be
avoided by rereading and editing.
11. A writer must not shift your point of view.
12. A good writer of clear English who writes well for clarity to communicate ideas of great
importance avoids the stringing of too many prepositional phrases together.
13. Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
14. Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
15. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixed metaphors.
16. Reserve the apostrophe for it’s proper use and omit it when its not necessary.
17. Use the semicolon properly, always use it where it is appropriate; and never where it isn’t.
18. Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.

NEW! LOOK! A Presentation Rubric

The “Yes” Test for presentations. Students must complete this check-list before delivering speech

Basic Requirement

1. “Big Three” explicitly stated in introduction of speech

2. Sources used in speech correctly / compellingly cited

3. Credentials / right to speak on topic clearly identified

4. Solid Transitions indicate logical organization / smooth progression

5. Tone / diction speak to professional understanding of topic under discussion

6. Evidence of rehearsal, familiarity with the speech itself

7. “Hook”, “Clincher”

Presentation Skills Mr. Finnegan's PPT slides from 5/12


Click the link below to open the schedule and grouping for the Informal SYP On-Campus Presentations on 5/16-17. Each group is responsible for organizing their block. This includes all planning and tech equipment issues. SYP faculty will be present at each block for emotional support.

LOOK! NEW! A Schedule for Formal Presentations


Here's a link to the 2011 Survey. Please complete the survey, after your formal presentation.
Click here to take survey