Research Paper Guidelines
Purpose and Theme
The second major assignment this semester is an Extended Research Paper (2,200 words min.). You will research, draw conclusions, and argue your point logically and persuasively using solid evidence from your well-selected sources.
You will choose from a broad range of debatable topics related to the course theme, such as online learning vs. the traditional classroom, the liberal arts vs. professional education, the changing nature of college freshmen and how they learn, and the influence of the Internet (or technology such as iPads) on the way students learn.
Developing a topic
The following suggestions can prove really useful in your process of discovering what you want to write about.
Ø Encyclopedias (general and specialized) and general books on the topic will help you to begin some preliminary research.
Ø Browse the library catalogue and check the tables of content, the index and the chapter subheadings of books for ideas about subtopics.
Ø Browse the shelves near those books where you will discover other books related to your topic.
Ø Browse themes you are considering in the library databases especially those thematically organised (SIRS, Gale Opposing Viewpoints).
a topic is developed not found. So think about a research question.
Adapted from Cynthia Merrill’s Writing II R. P. Guidelines UCLA
EN 1212 Argumentative Research Paper Requirements
vApply appropriate documentation and format style
o APA (ScottCh 51, Library Website>Research Help>Citing sources)
vLength: 2200 words min.
vWorks Cited: minimum 8-10 sources in English
o discovered through the Research Assignments 1-5 at the college library and representing a variety of resources: namely, reference material, books, scientific and popular periodicals, web sources. You may need to do additional research.
o Strong emphasis on academic and sophisticated sources making a thoughtful discussion of the topic you are examining.
o Sources in other languages may be used in addition to the minimum requirements.
vFinal research paper folder: The final research paper folder must consist of the revised research paper, i.e.,
The revised research paper must be accompanied by
here is the outline:
I. Counter argument:
-You do not attend university just for studying but also you will meet new friends and they will be able to help you in anything you want if they can.
-But sometimes these friends might let you down because maybe they don’t like you or your personality so this will affect your studying and the way you socialize.
II. Cost efficient:
A- It doesn’t include parking fees
B- It doesn’t include dorm fees
C- You don’t need a car to go to university
III. Time efficient:
A- More time because you are only responsible for listening to the professor and not any other things, example students asking questions.
B- More time because you don’t have to go by car and then be late because of an accident or traffic.
A- You can repeat the lecture at any time you want because it is recorded and then you will not miss any single detail.
B- You will be able to stop the lecture and then continue to listen to it at any other time, if you left for an emergency reason.
Restate the thesis statement in other words.
If you have any other ideas you can add them
|Due By (Pacific Time)||05/23/2015 10:00 pm|
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