Article Summaries

Paper Review Guidelines

Dott (1983)

Schlager (1981)

LaPorte (1967)

Amderson et al (1984)



Writing in the Geological Sciences

Paper Guidelines (2)

Rickard (1962)





This is the area of the GLY 471 course website in which you can find information regarding the writing intensive component. As a WI course, you will be expected to write a lengthy research paper (approximately 20 pages) based largely upon sedimentologic and stratigraphic data collected in the field. Several components of the research paper will be initially submitted as separate documents throughout the semester and will be critiqued, assessed and returned thus providing students an opportunity to refine and revise their work when the final research paper is handed in at the end of the semester.

You will be visiting this site often to download the research papers assigned throughout the semester. The articles (links on the left sidebar) will be in pdf format. Please download the articles to your computer. Once assigned, students will have one week to complete the assignment according the "Summary Guidelines" document (also available on the left sidebar).


Stratigraphy Project

The stratigraphy field project is a semester-long project that will include a significant amount of data collection in the field from several stratigraphic sections in the vicinity of Syracuse. The project will entail interpreting the relationships between sections (correlation) and and interpretation of the depoistional environemnts of from each section and for the region as a whole. The end result will be a large research paper documenting your observations and interpretation that is fully referenced with a substantial literature review.