Paper #3: Research-Based Position
Students will write a well-developed research paper on the contemporary global issue that they have identified for the Annotated Bibliography and Source Integration Paper. The paper should be a work of critical analysis, meaning that it should formulate an original and compelling argument about the subject matter and should support that argument with relevant evidence and sound reasoning. The central argument of the paper should correspond clearly to one of the five argument types described in Chapters 8-12 of the textbook.
Students will be expected to use material from the Source Integration Paper, but that material should be significantly revised and reworked in order to contribute to the development of the argument within the research paper.
Length: 1,800-2,000 words.
Format: Follow APA guidelines.
Source Usage: Six sources, at least four of them academic, peer reviewed. The paper must demonstrate effective summary, paraphrase, and quotation using signal phrases and parenthetical citations for attribution. The paper must include a properly formatted works cited page with two full bibliographical citations.
Submission: Submit through Turnitin