Your final product! Here, youâ€™ll pull together at least six scholarly sources, in a report that attempts to answer your question, and/or that may lead you to other questions. See the Critical Path for the due date.
Your 7-8-page paper (excluding Title Page and References), will make use of at least six scholarly sources, and will include:
Title Page â€“ the title of the paper, your name, and student #, date, course title and code, my name.
Introduction â€“ An introduction of the topic and overview of the paper.
First, state/describe the topic and how it fits into the discipline of Psychology (1 paragraph).
Then, state your question and how the paper to follow will answer it. For example, â€œIn the following essay, I will specifically examine the question of â€œxâ€ â€¦â€ â€œI will begin by â€¦ and then I will â€¦â€ (1 paragraph)
Rationale â€“Discuss your rationale/interest in selecting your topic. (1 paragraph)
Body â€“ An exploration of your topic/question, making reference to your sources. Using subsections (with subtitles in bold font) will help you organize your points and ideas. Always keep the question you started off within mind.
The points you make should, at some level, always connect back to it.
Make sure to use in-text citations to distinguish your work/ideas from the work/ideas of others (5-6 pages).
Conclusion â€“ A summary of the major points addressed in the paperâ€™s body. For example, â€œIn the preceding essay, I first outlined â€¦ after which I then discussed â€¦â€ (1 paragraph). Next, discuss the most striking thing you learned in writing the paper â€“ did it answer your question? Did it lead to other questions that you want answered? What else would you need to find out to be able to answer your question? Finally, discuss how writing the paper contributed to your self-understanding, or how you might be able to use what you have learned. For example, â€œHaving now completed my paper, the most interesting thing I discovered was â€¦ I can see myself using this in my work [or life] when I â€¦ â€ (1 paragraph)
Reference Page â€“ A list of all the sources used with proper APA formatting.
This is worth (17%)
See the rubric for a breakdown of grades