This week you will be creating and submitting a draft of your Final Research Paper that is based on the topic you selected from the Research Paper Guidelines and in the Final Research Paper Outline from Week Two.
The Research Paper Draft must contain the following components:
- A title page and a reference page (based upon your annotated bibliography).
- An introduction that features a thesis statement that is clearly articulated and argumentative and/or analytical. Ideally, the introduction should be a single, compelling paragraph.
- Body paragraphs that develop at least one research-supported argument. (Note: The body of your paper should feature in-text citations that leverage at least four different sources.)
- APA-style formatting, including properly documented citations.
Your draft must be 1000 to 2500 words in length, excluding the title page and reference page. Remember to proofread your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, style, and formatting.
Even though it is not required, you may find it useful to write a complete draft. The more information you provide in your draft, the more feedback you will receive. Please refer to Week Five for the Final Research Paper instructions, as well as the Research Paper Guidelines.
The purpose of the Final Research Paper Draft is to ensure you are making satisfactory progress on your Final Research Paper while providing you with an opportunity to receive direction and feedback from your instructor.