Report Essay Form 3800

The following short progress report, written by a student in geology, provides an excellent example of how concrete and affirmative a progress report can be. Note the specificity even in the title, and how sections such as "Remaining Questions" and "Expected Results" demonstrate that the writer, even though he is two months away from the completion of his thesis, is thinking about the work in a professional manner.

Click here to open a sample progress report within this page.

Progress Report

"Stratigraphic Architecture of Deep-Ramp Carbonates: Implications for Deposition
of Volcanic Ashes, Salona and Coburn Formations, Central Pennsylvania"
by John Lerner

SCOPE AND PURPOSE

The Late Middle Ordovician-age Salona and Coburn formations of central Pennsylvania show cyclic patterns on a scale of tens of meters.  Little research has been done on sequence stratigraphy of deep-water mixed carbonate/siliciclastic systems, and a depositional model for this environment is necessary to understand the timing and processes of deposition. The stratigraphic position of the bentonites at the base of the larger cycles is significant because it indicates that they accumulated during a time of non-deposition in a deep water environment.

PROGRESS

To date, I have described five lithofacies present in the Salona and Coburn formations. Two lithofacies are interpreted as storm deposits and make up the limestone component of the thinly-bedded couplets. Some trends were observed in the raw data; however, because of the "noisy" nature of the data, a plot of the five-point moving average of bed thickness was created to define the cycles better.

ADDITIONAL WORK

Two key tasks are to be completed in the coming weeks. With the results of these tests and the field observations, I will create a model for deposition of a deep-ramp mixed carbonate/siliciclastic system in a foreland basin environment. The model will include depositional processes, stratigraphic architecture, and tectonic setting.

REMAINING QUESTIONS

Questions remain regarding the depositional processes responsible for the featureless micrite at the base of the Salona Formation. . . . How rapid was the transition? What record (if any?) remains of the transition?  Were bentonites not deposited, or were they selectively removed at certain locations by erosive storm processes?

EXPECTED RESULTS

I expect to find that the large-scale cycles represent parasequences. Flooding surfaces are marked by bentonites and shales, with bentonites removed in some locations. If the cycles are true parasequences, the implication is that eustatic sea level changes and not tectonic influences controlled the depositional changes over the interval.

Application Items & Forms


Application Requirements


Academic Transcript – Official

Freshman applicants must submit an official high school transcript. Request your transcript from your school’s registrar or guidance counselor.

Transfer applicants must submit an official high school transcript, High School Equivalency Diploma, or Adult Diploma certificate with graduation/completion date. Official academic transcripts from each college, university, or other post-secondary institution attended are required. Request your transcript from your school’s registrar.

Activities

The personal investment you make to our common good is important. Applicants are encouraged to provide information about extra-curricular/community involvement that demonstrates how you are positively impacting your community. Relevant experiences include, but are not limited to, involvement with community organizations, employment, caring for your family, clubs, the arts, athletics, leadership opportunities, honors societies, volunteer work or community service.

Application Fee

Freshman, transfer and adult applicants must submit a $40 non-refundable fee or acceptable fee waiver. Readmission applicants must submit a $40 non-refundable fee. Online payment is available through PayPal. You may also pay by mailing a check or money order to the Office of Admissions, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298. Cash is also accepted.  

Please note that application fees are non-refundable.

Character Statement Answered

Applicants must indicate “yes” or “no” to this two-part question. An explanation is required for any “yes” responses.

Courses-in-Progress Provided

Freshman, transfer, Wings degree completion, and Wings second degree applicants must provide a list of all courses in which they are currently enrolled or an explanation of how time has been spent if not currently enrolled

Credit Evaluation Complete

Completed by the Office of the Registrar and reflects transferable credits and general education requirements met after review of official college, university, or post-secondary institutional transcripts.

Early Decision Agreement

Freshman Early Decision applicants for the fall term submit this form agreeing to the terms of the Early Decision plan.

Essay

A writing sample is an important component of your application. Your response provides deeper insight into who you are - your passions, your strengths and what you will bring to the Meredith community. Your essay helps us understand the experiences that have shaped you. 

  • Freshman applicants - Please submit your thoughtful response to the following question (maximum combined length should be no longer than 500 words):
  • Describe the attributes of a Meredith education that make it a good fit for your future.

Provide a personal example which demonstrates your commitment to planning, pursuing, and reaching your goals in the face of challenge. 

Transfer and Wings applicants must submit an essay on a topic of your choice. We request an essay of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice. Transfer applicants may wish to address their reasons for leaving their current institution to attend Meredith. Wings applicants may address their desire to return to college in general and why Meredith is an appropriate place to achieve that goal. 

Home School Recommendation

Freshman home-school applicants must submit two letters of recommendation; one must be from a non-relative.

Interview with Admissions Officer

Applicants may be required to interview with an admissions officer.

Off-Campus Housing Form

Off-Campus Housing Approved

All off-campus housing requests must be approved. The Admissions Office, on behalf of the applicant, will obtain approval.

Photocopy of Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Visa and/or I-9 Form

International applicants who are non-U.S. citizens will be required to submit a photocopy of one of these documents if accepted for admissions.

Readmission Clearance: Academic Adviser

Readmission applicants only. No action is required by the applicant. The Office of Admissions will seek feedback from the adviser regarding the student’s readmission.

Readmission Clearance: Accounting

Readmission applicants only. No action is required by the applicant. The Office of Admissions will seek feedback from the Accounting Office regarding a student’s readmission. Clearance is not granted until all previous balances have been paid.

Readmission Clearance: Dean of Students

Readmission applicants only. No action is required by the applicant. Office of Admissions will seek feedback from the Dean of Students regarding a student’s readmission.

Readmission Clearance: Registrar

Readmission applicants only. No action is required by the applicant. The Office of Admissions will seek feedback from the Registrar regarding a student’s readmission.

Recommendations

Professor Recommendation for transfer and Wings applicants.

Teacher Recommendation for first year applicants.

Secondary School Report

  • Freshman applicants must submit the Secondary School Report completed by a high school guidance counselor.
  • Transfer applicants must submit the College Official Recommendation completed by the Dean of Students or Registrar at the current or most recent institution.

Student Signature

Freshman, transfer, and Wings applicants, who submitted a paper application, must sign to indicate that all information given on the application is complete and accurate.

U.S. Citizen Verification

Freshman, transfer, and Wings applicants confirm that country of citizenship is the United States.


0 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *