BCN 2210 CONST.: Topic to be about Drywall

BCN 2210 CONST.: Topic to be about Drywall

 Each student is expected to select one innovative/unconventional construction material/method and write a journal paper-style essay about the selected material.  The essay should highlight the characteristics of the selected material/method and compare it with the characteristics of the more commonly used alternatives.  The students are also expected to make a short presentation (5-7 minutes) of their essays. II. Grading  Term paper will be graded out of 100 and weighs 15% in your final grade.  The paper itself holds 80% of the term paper grade and should include the following components: 1. Cover page and the Table of contents – 2 pages – (0 points, mandatory! Not having a cover page or a table of content causes 5 point penalty) 2. Abstract – (summary is written after the work on the paper is completed) – 1 page (5 points) 3. Introduction – 2 pages (10 points) Why this topic? Explain the importance of the material/method that you selected. What are going to be covered? Describe organization of the report. 4. Main body – about 10 to 12 pages (including tables, graphs, figures – each taking not more than half a page) – (50 points, see breakdown below). The way you organize the main body of your paper depends on the choice of your topic. a. Suitable headings/ subheadings/ organization (10 points) b. Effort in research using multiple sources (10 points) c. Quality and value of information (10 points) d. Quality of Tables, Figures, Graphs (10 points) (total space devoted to these should not exceed 20% of the paper) e. Quality of your own analysis based on the information (10 points) 5. Conclusions – 2 pages (10 points) Page 2 of 3 BCN 2210 CONST. MATERIALS & METHODS FALL 2018