Who needs a WV Social Studies Fair form?
This form is used by the students who prepared projects for the West Virginia State Social Study Fair. The West Virginia State Social Studies Fair is held every year. Its primary goal is to provide the students with the opportunity to display their project to other people and express their ideas through it. The Social Studies Fair is intent on recognizing the outstanding achievements in this field and challenging students to be inventive. This form should be attached to the project.
Social studies education helps students ask important questions, recognize patterns of behavior, think critically and solve a variety of problems.
What is the WV Social Studies Fair Abstract form for?
This form serves as an official abstract of the student’s project. With the help of this abstract, the student can introduce the project to the audience, stipulate its main idea, list the research methods used and suggest a way for further improvement of the issue. Another purpose of the form is to provide bibliographical information for the project.
What documents must accompany the form?
As a rule, there is no need to attach other documents to the abstract.
How long does it take to fill the form out?
The estimated time of completing the form is half an hour. The form consists of an abstract and a bibliography page.
What information should be provided in the form?
The author of the project has to add the following information:
- Title of the project
- Category and type (individual or small group)
- Division (grade)
- The reason for choosing this project
- The important things he/she wanted to know before starting to work on a project
- List the research methods used
- The method of validation the sources of information
- Brief summary of the project
- Conclusion he/she made
- Suggestion of how the outcome can be changed or improved
The bibliography page contains the information of the publications used (author, title, place of publication, publisher, publication date.)
What do I do with the form after its completion?
The completed abstract should be displayed together with the student’s project.