Tips for Students:
Credit to Amy Cohen for her tips
- Check judging sheet regularly to remember what's most important!
- Let your thesis be your guide; all material should support the thesis.
- Follow rules closely.
- The process paper should be detailed and flawless.
Tips for creating websites :
- Write all of your text first. Don't just open up Weebly, start building
pages, and type your words in. It is hard to stay organized that way. Write
your complete text first. That way, you can see how it all flows and break it
up into sections later.
- Don't overdo it on the quotes. Although quotes don't count toward your
word limit, be sparing with the quotes you choose. We've all seen
websites where the text goes on and on, and we usually don't read those
- Clarity is more important than flashiness. It is important for your
website to look pretty, but it is more important for your information to be
clearly organized. Don't let flash overtake your information.
- Use readable fonts and colors. Just like with exhibits, it is tempting to
use a lot of different fonts and colors, but always keep in mind your
audience. Clear fonts (and only one or two different fonts) and appropriate
colors are a must.
- Include videos when applicable. With this format, it is very helpful to
include footage or interview clips when you can. Make sure that they
relate well to your subject and advance your argument.
- Embed primary documents in links within your text. Rather than
including full primary documents on the same page as your analysis,
create links within your words to another page that has your primary
documents in full. That way, the judges can read your words and click
over to the documents for more information.