The Research Essay
Purpose:This essay will involve elements of argumentative writing,research,and documentation.It will allow the student to show how well he/she has mastered essay organization,correct grammar use,and vocabulary choices within the short essay.Essay style is flexible.You may use an essay style of your choosing such as cause and effect,argumentative,problem–solution etc.
Important:Your work must be an original essay written by you.You cannot have anyone help you write the essay or write the essay for you.You may not use essays submitted previously for other courses.You must not purchase your essay or download any part of it from the Internet.
The research paper must
ØBe typed,double spaced(5-6 pages;1650 words–2000 words excluding title page and reference page)
ØUse at least 5 academic sources.Mainstream English language newspapers will be accepted as sources for this essay,but they will not be counted as academic sources.
ØAcademic sources can include peer-reviewed journal articles and/or chapters from books that are academic and related to your topic.
ØHave a cover page and reference page in APA format
ØHave a clear,thesis,with a topic,controlling idea,and three predictors.
ØInclude a refutation with a concession if using an argumentative essay format.
ØUse Arial,Times New Roman,or Calibri 12 point font
Ølink ideas through transitions
Øinclude at least two academic supports i.e.in–text citations in each body paragraph
Ønot include more than one quote in each body paragraph.Quotes must be properly introduced,cited,and explained.Paraphrases are strongly preferred.Quotes cannot be longer than two sentences.
ØInclude page numbers with citations.
A rough draft MUST be handed in prior to the submission of the final version.Paper copies of all research used must be handed in with the essay.All relevant information in said articles must be highlighted.The essay must also be submitted to turnitin.com.The essay will be the foundation of a formal academic presentation.First Draft of the Research Essay is Due:Thursday of Week 13.