Develop an Effective Topic Introduction

timer Asked: Nov 23rd, 2016

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For this assignment, develop an introduction of a minimum of three or more paragraphs that uses supporting research (two or more scholarly research articles about Leadership in Higher Education from the NCU library resources) with appropriate citations (see links below to access library databases).

NCU Library Databases:

1. EBSCOhost (link:

EBSCOhost Education Research Complete


2. ProQuest (link:

3. Sage Journals Online (link:

4. Gale Academic OneFile (link:

5. Springer Link (link:

(Note: the link will bring you to NCU’s login page first then after you enter my login information it will direct you to the proper sites. I will message my login information to you.).

The first paragraph will introduce the main topic (issue) of the proposed paper by situating the topic in the field of education and will explain why it is important and warrants further study.
(Note: The main topic becomes the level 1 main heading of the paper following the introduction.)

The second paragraph (or more) should introduce the two to four subtopics that are related to the main topic and provide context for them using supporting research as needed.
(Note: These subtopics become the level 2 subheadings following the main heading; do not use article titles as headings, instead use language that indicates how the subtopics are related to the main topic.)

The third paragraph should summarize the topics in the context of what must be done to address the issue(s) being introduced. This would conclude with the thesis of the proposed paper that tells the reader what the paper will be about (briefly summarizes the scope and sequence of the paper as a presentation of the topics and a response to the issues).

Assignment length: 1-2 pages, not including the title and reference pages
References: Minimum of five scholarly resources.

The Northcentral University Academic Success Center (ASC) contains an excellent guide on ethical writing. This guide not only describes plagiarism (how to paraphrase, when to use quotes, how to cite sources), but also addresses other ethically inappropriate writing practices. Be sure to download this guide to your computer, save it, and refer to it often as you write.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy. (see attachment below)

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