Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

  • Reviewed the “Research Paper Guidelines” to ensure your paper addresses all required components and develops a clear position in response to one of the writing prompts provided.
  • Reviewed the Model Final Research Paper in order to understand expectations for the assignment.
  • Incorporated a minimum of five scholarly sources.
  • Provided well-researched evidence to support each claim.
  • Incorporated feedback or suggestions into your revisions.
  • Proofread your final draft for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.
  • Written a paper that is approximately seven to ten pages total in length, including
    • a title page
    • five to seven pages of body text (1,500 to 2,000 words)
    • a references page
  • Formatted your paper according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.

 

Your Final Research Paper will be assessed on the following components:

 

  • Structure
  • Development
  • Style
  • Grammar
  • APA formatting
  • Resources

 

 

 

The Final Research Paper

 

  • Must have a body length of five to seven double-spaced pages formatted according to APA style as outlined in the writing center
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought, well-supported claims, and properly cited evidence.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use and cite at least five scholarly sources from the Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the  Writing Center.
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