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Technical Report: One written technical report, worth 5% of the final grade, is required for TECH 301. The report must pertain to a recently developed metallic material or metallic process. The report must be written to the Engineering & Design Department standard format #X. The body or content of the report needs to be one (1) to one and one-half (1-1/2) pages in length. Remember to use proper grammar and correct spelling. Due Date: By the sixth (6th) week of the quarter. General Guide to Research When you are doing research for a writing assignment, there are a number of places you might go to get usable information for your report. Traditionally, the library has been the primary source, but over the years, ts has changed to the Internet. Regardless of where you go to get information, you need to ask yourself three questions when you are looking at that information; is it appropriate, is it accurate, and is it current. The first tng to consider: is it appropriate for use in your writing assignment. Some of the information that you may find may be very interesting and appealing, but it may not really pertain to the topic that you are working on. You will need to look at the scope of your topic and make the decision: does ts information really belong in what I am writing? The second tng you need to be aware of is that not everytng you read on the Internet can be considered totally accurate or totally unbiased. Ts is why it is very important that you look for more than one source for your information. Ts gives you the opportunity to compare sources and allows you to make a more balanced decision on whether to use the information for your writing assignment. If you are looking for data on newer materials and processes, you need to realize that information that you get from an .org site might not be the same as a .com site. In fact, some of the information may be contradictory. Some sales-based sites may only be interested in selling ‘their’ product or method. In some areas of development, there will always be some sort of controversy, if not about a materials possible usage, then possibly about wch processes are best to be used with them. The trd point you need to consider is whether the information is current. In some areas of research, our knowledge base is rapidly changing and what was considered to be understood as being accurate as little as 5 years ago may not be correct today. A 15-year old study on solar cells may give us a reference from wch to compare to current technology, but it will not pass for making an informed statement on today’s situation. After You Have Found Your Information We must remember to give credit where credit is due. When writing a report, if you are quoting information directly from a source, be sure to remember to place it in quotations (“ ”). Follow ts up with placing a reference to your source either after your quote or in a reference section at the end of your project. Ts helps the instructor to know wch words are yours, and wch words are your sources. When you turn in work that has been copied wholly or partially from any reference or source, and you have not referenced your sources, you are asking the instructor to grade someone else’s work, not your own. Ts is considered plagiarism. Ts is also considered a violation of EWU’s Academic Integrity policy. For further information, refer to the Student Academic Integrity Policy located at http://www.ewu.edu/x4326.xml Always back up opinions with found information. Then cite your sources. Do not copy and paste information in to a document without quotations and citation. Make information flow in a way that is easy to read and understand. Shoot for a five-paragraph paper. First Paragraph Topic and Thesis– Make the reader interested. State a ghlight and the problem Information Support, Second paragraph trough fourth– Information should support you opinions and statements. Final Paragraph, conclusion- Ts is a clear conclusion of the discussed topic. Ts paragraph should state the pros and cons of the topics end desired result Writing your research paper in ts format will insure a gh score!