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Summer Scholars Program Manuscript/Final Report Submission
- Submit manuscript/final report in PDF
- Submit your abstract to ScholarWorks by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com, including the ScholarWorks Agreement completed and signed by scholar and mentor. You may choose to load your full manuscript into ScholarWorks, but it is not a program requirement.
The abstract is a brief summary of your paper in about 250 words. The purpose of your research needs to be communicated in one to two sentences. For empirical research, also include a statement about the methodology used or the experimental design followed. The abstract should conclude with several sentences summarizing the primary results and conclusions. For papers in the humanities, include a statement regarding the major thesis and a sentence for each of the primary ideas explained in the paper. Be sure to check with your mentor about what is common practice in your field.
Research Paper Length
Each final paper should be of publishable quality. Generally, papers are between 1500 and 4000 words, including references. There is no limit on the number of figures and tables in a paper, though professional standards apply. Please note that humanities and social science papers tend to be much lengthier. Consult with your faculty mentor about the appropriate length for your discipline.
Papers should conform to the manuscript and documentation format appropriate to the student's discipline (APA, IEEE, MLA, CBE, Chicago, etc.), including the labeling and construction of figures and tables.
References (Works Cited)
All sources referred to (or cited) in your paper must be listed at the end. The format used for this listing should reflect common practice in your field.
Plans for Dissemination
All plans for conferences, presentations, or publication must be included as part of the final report. Submission to Grand Valley State University's Institutional Repository, Scholar Works, is required. You may submit your entire Final Project Report, or your abstract.
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