First week of break should be spent gathering your web document sources. You need 8 authored sources that include 4 journals.
Strategy 1 : start by Googling your topic and get several general sources with authors.
Strategy 2: go to HiWire Stanford or Google Scholar to look for journals (lab writeups) with studies on your topic. Pick ones that are free. If you see amazing articles which are not free, if you take a trip to the UCR library, you can access all journals for free there and save the source on a jump drive or print it out.
Get all web documents made, usable material underlined and anchored, and always saved by the author's last name and the year of publication: Smith 2013
Strategy 3: Write an outline for your paper with:
THESIS statement from first paragraph
A) Background material to help readers understand your topic
B) Possibly more background material to help readers understand the variable you are saying has an effect
C) Supporting study 1
D) Supporting study 2
E) and so on, and please use as many paragraphs and supporting studies as you need.
REMEMBER---this is an 1800-2400 word paper (6-8 pages) just for the findings. It is written with abundant scientific evidence for your thesis statement.
REMEMBER---you are presenting your research in the last month of class after the STAR Exam. Do something you are excited about and proud to present to your peers and instructor. Hard work, knowledge, and passion for your subject are huge confidence builders for your "up front" experience!
REMEMBER---review the definition of plagiarism. Don't do it. Never copy and paste from web documents into your report project. Read your web document, then go to your report project and say in your own words the idea you want to communicate in your paper as evidence.