The paper must be between 8-10 FULL pages long (the cover page and reference page does not count towards the eight page minimum); Typed; 12 point; Times New Roman; Double Spaced; APA style (see Research Paper resources tab or JJAY library for assistance with APA style). You may use headers, but there should not be any space between the header and the paragraphs. A minimum of five academic sources that have been published within the past 10 years (except for court cases, which may be outside of the 10 year window) must be used for the assignment. Peer reviewed journals via the JJAY library website are generally the best and simplest way to find information for a research paper. The course textbook may not be used as a source. An abstract is not required and will not count towards the eight page minimum. Please note that the required cover page and reference pages also don’t count towards the eight page minimum.
The paper must be submitted via SafeAssign (Word document) and will not be accepted in any other form. Please note, that if you decide to use a different format than word and convert to Word, prior to submitting, it may change the length of the paper. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the paper meets the minimum standards at the time of submission. Students are encouraged to use the resources outlined in the syllabus for assistance with submitting a paper via SafeAssign, at least one day before the paper is due, if they haven’t used or aren’t comfortable utilizing SafeAssign.
The written portion of the paper must be successfully submitted in Safeassign by 08/06/20 by 5pm. Please note the penalties for late submission of the paper in the syllabus.
Failure to adhere to this format will result in a grade reduction on the assignment.