Individual Report and Presentation: In this class, each student will have the opportunity to prepare a individual research report on an air cargo topic of your choosing. The research paper is worth 20 percent of the course grade. Please submit your proposed topic on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The report must be a minimum of 10 double-spaced pages (not counting title page, table of contents, or bibliography). Please use a type size that is no larger than 12 points, and margins that are no narrower than one inch on the left, right, top, and bottom. Please note: you are required to keep all notes, computer files, and rough drafts of your paper until after the instructor has returned the paper to you at the end of the course. In the event that the instructor has a question about the authorship of any assignment you turn in, it will be your responsibility to demonstrate to the instructor, through showing research materials, rough drafts, etc., that you wrote the assignment; it is not up to the instructor to prove that you did not write it. It is permissible to use the website Wikipedia.org as a reference, but you must not use it as a primary reference for your research.
In order to receive a satisfactory grade on these papers (“C-” or better), you must have specific citations in the text of your paper for each and every fact or opinion that is not your own. You may use either footnotes or end notes for these citations, and you may use whatever citation style you wish. You must also have a bibliography page showing what resources you used for this paper. Papers that are carefully edited to remove spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors will receive significantly better grades than papers without this editing.
In addition, each student will present a 15-20 minute in-class oral report on your research paper, using any visual presentation that you think would be helpful, such as overhead slides or a PowerPoint presentation. The class presentation is worth 10 percent of the grade. There will be questions on the final exam based on each student’s presentation.
Preferred language style US English