Review the Final Research Paper instructions located within the Final
Research Paper link in your online course or under the “Components of
Course Evaluation” section of this guide. The Final Research Paper is
due in Week Five. To help with the preparation of the paper, complete
the following and submit it to your instructor for feedback.
- Topic: Refer to the Final Research Paper
guidelines for your topic selection. Confirm your topic, and identify
how this selection relates to your academic and professional pursuits.
Review the feedback from your topic choice presented in the Week One
discussion. How did your argument stand up to the examination of your
- Thesis: Write a direct and concise thesis
statement, which will become the point or perspective you will argue or
prove in the Final Research Paper. Refer to the Online Writing
Center for information on how to develop a solid thesis statement.
- Annotated Bibliography: To help prepare for
your final paper, you will be writing an annotated bibliography to
indicate the quality of the sources you have read. Please make sure to
cite each source using APA style. After each citation, write a brief
paragraph (around 150 words) summarizing the source and examining how it
will support you in defending your argument. For more information and
example of an annotated bibliography, . Keep in mind the Academic
Research standards for all University Papers.
Academic Research StandardsPrimary sources, which are documents from the time
period being discussedSecondary sources supported by research in primary
sources Credible sources (experts in the area of study) Relevant
research (materials are pertinent to the area of study) In graduate
work, the use of peer-reviewed journal articles
(journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field
of study) is required.Educational and Government websites may be
appropriate in some cases, but should be evaluated carefully.
The paper must be five to seven pages in length (excluding the title
pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five
scholarly sources, three of which can be found in the Online
Library, to support your points. Of the five sources, two will be your
primary sources, and one will meet the multimedia requirement. Research the responsibility of a critical thinker in a contemporary
society. You may choose any topic that deals with a contemporary social
concern. Examine the principles of critical thought in relation to the
chosen societal concern, and consider the importance of ethics, moral
reasoning, a research-based process to search for truth, and the
advantages of information technology in gathering data. The topic here is obesity in US.
Academic research and papers must meet certain standards of
quality recognized by the academic community. What constitutes quality,