Guidelines for Your Written Final Report
Final Project Report (submit electronically by Saturday, August 8, end of the day—no
1. A written report of your research project must be submitted with the following format: It must
be at least 7 pages long (not including the cover page or illustrations, graphs, and tables), at
double spacing, using either Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman, Georgia, or Cambria, at 12-
point (maximum). Margins should be limited to 1 inch on all sides.
2. In composing your written report, please be aware of the rubric that the instructor will use to
evaluate your work. In particular, ask yourselves whether your report achieves the
descriptions under “Exemplary”.
3. The written report must be submitted electronically (on Blackboard), as a Word or pdf
document, by the deadline. No other file formats will be accepted. Please note that grades
are due shortly after the deadline, so no extensions will be granted.
4. Illustrations, diagrams, graphs, or tables may be included in your report. These items must
be important and integral to your report. If you have to include such items from other sources,
please make sure to use proper citation. I will assume that everything in your report is your
own work, unless attributed to an outside source. Figures, graphs, and tables should not be
counted towards the minimum page limit.
5. Make sure to cite the scientific articles and other references you used to write your report, in
the proper format. List these, in alphabetical order by first author’s last name, in a separate
References section (which will not count towards the minimum page limit
6. References should be in the proper APA format:
• Internet source:
Rost, Burkhard (December 15, 2019). PredictProtein – Sequence Analysis,
Structure and Function Prediction. Retrieved from http://www.predictprotein.org/
Solis, Armando D. (2019). Reduced alphabet of prebiotic amino acids optimally
encodes the conformational space of diverse extant protein folds. BMC Evolutionary
Biology, 19(1), 158.