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 Ashford 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, please refer to section 7.7 in the
Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left
navigation toolbar in your online course.. Keep in mind the Academic
Research standards for all Ashford University Papers.
Academic Research Standards
Primary 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.
Academic research and papers must meet certain standards of
quality recognized by the academic community. What constitutes quality,
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