Research Paper Assignment
For this class you are to write a Research Paper. It is strongly suggested that you put a great deal of time into this as it is very, very important that you submit a paper that is detailed, informative, and professional in appearance. Please do not use any previous papers as the assignment will be submitted to the college’s research paper data bank for previously viewed or purchased papers in the U.S. Review more information under Plagiarism Statement link in the menu. This should be your work and your work alone; that is what college is about. The experience and knowledge you gain will be invaluable. Remember, it is 20% of your grade.
Your paper should be a total of not less than 7 pages in length. Out of that 7 page paper, the first and last page should be the only pages that are not text written. Illustrations and photos do not count as a page. A chart may not be counted for more than half of a page. This paper must be written in MLA (modern language association) format.
Page 1 should be your title page. It should have the following:
The the semester designations, example: Fall 2011 and the name of the instructor
YOUR full name
The TEXT should be 12 pitch, Time Roman or Times Roman Bold
You should type the page, double spacing the lines. Do not single space the paper.
Your Main Content
Use College Style writing with the exception you do not have to use footnotes.
The final page of the paper should be your Bibliography (MLA):
It should show the sources, titles, authors, or if Internet information, the URL that can be verified…and again, the title, author etc. You should have at least three (3) sources with one being computer based. It is acceptable to use all text or all computer. Do not use the text book as one of your resources.
The paper should be uploaded via the assignment link below.
This is an easy way to help your grades along. Research papers do not have to be difficult unless you wait until the last minutes….there are 2 months to do this in…get started NOW….and you won’t sweat the deadline…
Submit the paper when complete. The due date for this paper is by the end of Lesson 7. If it is not completed prior to the end of the term you will loose one grade level on the paper.
Be sure to read and understand the plagiarism statement located on the Navigation Tree (blue column on the left). Every paper that is submitted is run against a database of books, articles, internet information and other student papers from all over the US and other sources. The instructor will see a percent of matches to other work, so do not cut and paste your whole paper, it will show when graded. Give credit where an author is quoted.
Please do not write your paper by cut and paste. The SafeAssign database will show the percent that you have copied and if it is high it will be obvious that it is not your work but someone else who has published or submitted a paper that is in the system.
You only need to pick one topic for your paper. Do not attempt to write one paper with all the these subjects.