The research proposal and outline are partly based on the position paper, which was last week’s assignment. The Research Paper, due at the end of the course, will be an extension of this week’s proposal and outline. Be sure to start your research process if you haven’t done so already, and compile your sources. These sources will be used for next week’s assignment, the annotated bibliography.
The Research Paper will be a longer version of your position paper, just expanded with outside sources. The research proposal and outline let the reader know your topic, research question, and how you plan to expand your position paper. The research outline provides a road map of your ideas for the research paper, including your thesis, organization, and major ideas.
The research proposal and outline assignment, due at end of week 4 in the Dropbox, is worth 60 points and should be 1-2 pages.
Given a thesis statement, outline, notes, and resource materials, write a well-argued and well-supported research paper that incorporates accepted format and documentation guidelines.
Please review the following information. Your final research paper is not due until Week 8, but you should start preparing for it now.
The research paper will use the topic as the one you selected for the week 3 Position Paper. One of the issues explored in The Omnivore’s Dilemma will be the basis of your Position Paper. Remember that one of the points of The Omnivore’s Dilemma is that conventional wisdom about societal issues and challenges is often incorrect; consider this in your writing. The week 3 lecture has information about topics for the Position Paper.
Your research paper will be approximately 8 to 10 pages, not including your cover and references pages. Your topic will be the same as the one you’re chosen for your Position Paper during week 3. The APA (American Psychological Association) is the style required for the cover page, citations, paraphrasing and References.
You will begin writing the research paper in Week 4 (when you will write the proposal and outline); however, you should push yourself to conduct research in your chosen area from the beginning of the course.
The Final Research Paper must include the following:
8-10 pages of body and a References page.
12 pt. Times New Roman font.
APA-style title page.
All pages should be numbered.
Should contain 5 sources (minimum).