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Quiz 7: Preparing a document using a template and instructions:

The Premise: You and your professor have a research finding that both of you consider extremely important. To publicize this as soon as possible, a paper was prepared in accordance to the guidelines provided for the Rapid Communications section of a peer-reviewed journal. The format does not allow the paper to be split into sections and subsections, and the length is very strictly controlled. Other requirements include a short abstract and a ToC graphic (both on page 3). Unfortunately, the Rapid Communications section (usually only 8-10 pages in each issue) has a very high rejection rate. You were told that your findings are interesting, but not earth-shattering enough to be included in the Rapid Communications section. You were advised to write up a longer paper including more details and submit it as a regular paper. While you are working on the manuscript of the full length paper, you and your professor decided to speed up the exposure of your findings by submitting the paper already written to a conference whose proceedings are widely read. Unfortunately, the manuscript requirements for this conference are quite different from those of the Rapid Communications section of the journal. Follow the instructions provided to create a manuscript for the Conference Proceedings. Instructions for Quiz 7: 1. Save the paper provided. Add yourself as a co-author, and provide your professional address. 2. Prepare a camera-ready manuscript using the template and instructions provided for the XYZ Conference 2012, using the text, figure, tables, and references from the Rapid Communications manuscript. Some rewriting of the text is allowed but not required. 3. Name your file as quiz07_lastname.doc(x) or quiz07_lastname.pdf (definitely convert to PDF if you use OpenOffice or LaTEX or some other program to prepare your document). 4. Upload. Grading rubric (each item is worth 10 points): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Margins. Title font and size. Author names and addresses. Section headings (The paper provided has no sections. You must break up the paper into sections and provide appropriate section titles). Formatting of paragraphs including reference numbers. Formatting of equations. Formatting of tables, including placement, text wrapping, and caption. Formatting of the figure, including figure placement, text wrapping, numbering and caption. Formatting of references. Page numbering and formatting of page numbers. Bonus: Break up one of the sections into sub-sections by appropriate division of the material, and use the proper numbering and style for sub-section headings.