Microsoft Word and the outline for your final assignment
This lab exercise is meant to give you an opportunity to go beyond standard
word processing in Microsoft Word and also prepare an outline for your
final project for this class.
It is due at the beginning of
class Wednesday, September 24.
1) Prepare the document
In this class, you will do a final project that will use most (hopefully
all) of the software tools that we have worked with to investigate an
important problem in geology of your choosing. You can do a project that
is part of your thesis work or related to a project for another course.
It will be presented as a large poster to the class and also on the WWW as
an html document.
Use this mantra to guide your thinking as well as an outline (P. Segall, 1990):
1) Choose something worth doing
2) Select appropriate tools, methodology, data. Justify your choice.
3) Research plan. How will you do it? What is the likelihood of success? Do something.
4) What are the expected results?
What is the application of the research?
What are lines of future investigation to build from this?
You are to prepare a 2 page Microsoft Word document that describes your proposed
You must have a relevant (the most important) equation and a picture that
illustrates the main concept or problem.
Use GEOREF to select several appropriate preliminary references and include
them as part of your document.
Have it reviewed by two colleagues who use the annotation (especially voice
annotation tool) to make your comments. You are to exchange these files by
Pine email system and send these to each other as attachments.
Make the corrections that you think are appropriate based upon the
suggestions of your colleagues, and then send the two annotated files as
well as your final corrected one as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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