Use the article by Miner to guide your own description. How would an anthropologist describe the topic you’ve chosen?

The Final Research Paper

 

  • Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (excluding title page and references page, meaning it will be seven to eight pages total), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (see the APA Essay Checklist for Students).
  • Must include a title page (see 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 have well-structured body paragraphs with clear transitions from one topic to the next. Incorporate in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Guide) from your scholarly sources to support your analysis throughout the paper.
  • Must describe an aspect of your own culture from an etic perspective for Part I.
  • Must describe an aspect of another culture from an emic perspective for Part II.
  • Must demonstrate a perspective of cultural relativism throughout, avoiding judgmental and opinionated language.
  • Must end with a conclusion that that reinforces the thesis and provides a self-reflexive analysis.
  • Must use at least one scholarly resource in addition to the textbook, the Miner article, and the article chosen from the list in Part II of the Week Three assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style in the body of the paper and on the references page as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate References Page that is formatted according to APA style

 

Final Paper Requirements

 

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Introduction

 

Part I

 

•This section should be two- to two-and-a-half pages long.

 

•Use what you learned in the “Locating Scholarly Sources” assignment from Week Two to find your source in the Ashford University Library.

 

•Weight your discussion evenly between Parts I and II. Do not let one discussion overshadow the other.

 

•Demonstrate a culturally relativistic perspective throughout this section. Do not use opinionated or judgmental language.

 

•Use the article by Miner to guide your own description. How would an anthropologist describe the topic you’ve chosen?

 

•Use reliable sources to support your analysis. Review the Evaluating Scholarly Sources tutorial from the Ashford Library.

 

•Review the in-text citation every time you include information you learned from one of your sources.

 

 

 

 

 

Part II

 

•This section should be two to two and a half pages in length.

 

•Use what you learned in the “Locating Scholarly Sources” assignment from Week Two to find your source in the Ashford University Library.

 

•Weight your discussion evenly between Parts I and II. Do not let one discussion overshadow the other.

 

•Demonstrate a culturally relativistic perspective throughout this section. Do not use opinionated or judgmental language.

 

•Use the article you have chosen to guide your own description. How would an anthropologist describe the topic you have chosen?

 

•Include an in-text citation every time you include information you learned from one of your sources.

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

•Review Introductions and Conclusions. Your conclusion should be one paragraph.

 

•The conclusion should relate back to your introduction and thesis statement. Reiterate what you have covered in the paper.

 

•Incorporate some of your self-reflexive analysis from the “Self-Reflexive Journal” entry you created in Week Four

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