Research Paper: Part 1 (Intro/Thesis/Sources + Outline)
Final Paper: Part 1
The Final Paper assignment is divided into two parts: the overall assignment is to write a 4-6-page paper (@1250-1800 words) on one from a list of topics. You are expected to cite at least three sources (outside of the course text) in supporting your thesis on your chosen topic. Please double-space the paper, using Times New Roman font in 12-point. Please use MLA formatting and documentation style. Be sure to put all copied words, phrases, sentences, etc. in quotation marks and cite all paraphrased words, ideas, and arguments. Feel free to include illustrations in your paper.
Part 1 of the Final paper consists of the following THREE items, which are required for satisfactory completion of this assignment:
- Your introductory paragraph. This should begin with a “hook,” introduce your topic, and include your thesis statement. Also, don’t forget to come up with an original, creative, meaninful title. Avoid simply repeating the name of the assignment as the title of your paper.
- A a list of possible sources. This may change as you continue your research.
- A one-page outline of your paper. This should indicate how you will break down your topic and how you intend to support your thesis.
Please see the two sample Final Papers Part 1 included in the instructions.