Seven page document (One page: Cover page. Six to seven pages of research paper)
You will develop a 5 page APA style research paper exploring the issues around personal social responsibility and your wider community in the context of your personal academic achievement..
• Your research paper will include a title page, the body of the paper (5 pages minimum, 7 pages maximum), and a bibliography.
• You are not required to include an author note or an abstract for this paper.
You will be examining the following research questions:
1. How does my own personal academic achievement impact my future ability to be an educated consumer, voter, and contribute to my own economic stability?
2. How does my education, knowledge, and economic contribution impact myself, my family, and my friends? Specific examples: Attaining bachelors degree for Registered Nursing profession, My brother with cystic fibrosis, and being his future roommate.
3. How does it impact my local community and region? East Texas, Moving to Dallas area once finished with college.
4. How does my academic attainment impact my state and nation? Texas/United States
Examples above in bold are to be used by the writer and expanded upon.
1. Annotated bibliographies of 5 non-textbook sources that you plan to use in your research paper.
2. Outline of your research paper as you will write it.
3. First draft of your research paper which will be a completed paper, as if it were your final draft.
4. Final draft of your research paper with change based on feedback from your first draft.
Five Page Document (One page per bibliography)
You will create a single typed document, saved as a Microsoft Word file (doc, docx), with a minimum of 5 annotated bibliographies from non-textbook sources.
Each annotated bibliography will be on separate page and will include:
• At the beginning of the document, include your name and date in the upper right hand corner.
For each annotated bibliography page include:
• Heading – Annotated Bibliography 1 (change number to reflect which of your 5 annotated bibliographies it is)
• APA style citation of the source
• Paragraph 1: an introduction to the source and overview of what it covers
• Paragraph 2: specifics of the source
• Paragraph 3: how you will use the source in your research paper
One Page Document
You will create a typed outline of your research paper and turn in a Microsoft Word document (doc, docx). This outline is the skeleton of your research paper. Your research paper is expected to follow the outline with only minor changes.
You will create an outline of your research paper following the “Sample Research Paper Outline” document in the Resources module. Your outline should include:
• Name and date — single spaced, right justified, 12 pt, Times New Roman
• Purpose — single spaced, left justified, 12 pt, Times New Roman, “Purpose” in italics
• Thesis– single spaced, left justified, 12 pt, Times New Roman, “Thesis” in italics
• Audience– single spaced, left justified, 12 pt, Times New Roman, “Audience” in italics
• Title of your research paper — centered, bold, 12 pt, Times New Roman font
• Outline using Roman Numeral style headings with at least 3 heading levels
Organization: Demonstrates organization from beginning to end; has a clear focus; is unified and cohesive throughout.
Development and Support: Establishes a clear and thoughtful purpose; shows a keen awareness of audience/task; includes accurate and relevant detail, as well as correct use/citation of sources (if applicable)
Language Skills: Makes few, if any, language use or grammatical errors.
Format: Adheres precisely to the assigned style.
Position: A specific position is expressed and defended based on the evidence. Alternate positions are considered and a rationale for rejecting them is methodically and logically presented.
Explanation: Explanation of the issue clearly states all relevant points; the explanation considers and rejects irrelevant information.
Evidence: Information from reliable sources is integrated into a coherent narrative, and misinformation and irrelevant information is considered and dismissed. Underlying assumptions are acknowledged and addressed, and the process of discovering hidden assumptions is explained.
Conclusion: Conclusions and/or outcomes are clearly explained and justified. Priorities in judgment are evaluated.
Awareness/Identification: Clearly identifies and explains a connection between individual and society.
Impact/Importance: Clearly appraises the impact and importance of community involvement. Acknowledges the benefits and need for community involvement. -or-
Investigates and understands the importance and relevance of community involvement.
Action/Involvement: Seeks opportunities to expand individual involvement in the community. Demonstrates concern for and involvement in the community. -or-
Engages in community involvement.