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 from the Final Research Paper Outline from Week Two. Please be sure to review the Model Research Paper Draft to understand the expectations for the final paper.
The Final Research Paper Draft must contain the following components:
A title page and a references 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 750 to 2,000 words in length, excluding the title and references pages. Remember to proofread your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, style, and formatting. Submit as much work as possible, whether it is a full or partial draft. Please refer to “Research Paper Guidelines” as well as Week Five for the Final Research Paper instructions.