The body of this paper should be no longer than 10 pages in content and adhere to the APA Publication Manual (6th Edition). This paper presents a thesis or position about a topic area related to the subject matter of the course. The thesis presents a statement and position about a debatable issue. Evidence for the position is assembled through logical reasoning and research to support the position. Personal opinions and personal anecdotes are not evidence and do not belong in an academic paper. The research paper must state a thesis based on research and attempt to convince the reader of its feasibility. An adequate literature review will include peer reviewed journal sources.
Guidelines for the format of the paper are as follows:
The paper has a 10 page content limit. This limit does not include the title page, table of contents, abstract, or references.
The beginning of the paper must state the thesis of the paper and explain how the paper is organized to convince the reader of its reasonableness.
The paper must use APA format (double-spaced, 12 points Times New Roman font, one inch margins, page numbers with running head in the upper right corner, headings, citations, and references).