#3 Research Paper-Part B-Assignment for Students

#3 Research Paper-Part B-Assignment for Students - Research...

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1 Research Paper (Part A: 10% + Part B: 20% = 30%) This assignment has 2 parts to it, and you will submit them both via Connect Both parts must be uploaded as Word Document file attachments. Part B (20%) will be your complete academic paper. You will submit: a cover page with your name, student number, course title, and decided paper title; 6 pages of essay content (3 double-sided); and a closing page of listed references. This assignment will be in 12-point Times; double-spaced; page- numbered; and with American Psychological Association (APA) style reference citations. Part A and B assignments may be submitted before the due date; however, late submissions will be penalized 3% per day. Part B is Due Date: Monday, November 30 th . Part B Marking Criteria 1) Up to 6 marks for Content (i.e. focus of idea, depth of thought, and strength and purposeful development of sentences/paragraphs) 2) Up to 6 marks for Organization (i.e. connection to course content, theme, and richness of detail and relevant example) 3) Up to 6 marks for Style (i.e. clarity and concision of writing) 4) Up to 2 marks for Creativity / Innovation (i.e. ‘hmm, never thought of it that way’, or ‘interesting angle’ or ‘wasn’t expecting that idea’) Essay Style: The Expository Essay “The expository essay is a genre of essay that requires the student to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner. This can be accomplished through comparison and contrast, definition, example, the analysis of cause and effect, etc.” (Purdue Writing Lab, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/02/)
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2 The Research Paper and Genre Research: What it is. Research is a mix of gathering sources of information on a topic, critically thinking about how accurate and/or reliable they are, selecting the sources you want to use in your paper (and which parts of those sources you will quote/paraphrase), determining the order in which you will present what you found, and writing the paper itself. Think of the research paper as a living thing that grows and changes as the student’s exploration takes them in different directions. Use both primary and secondary sources—a primary source comes from someone who experienced the subject directly, and a secondary source comes from someone who didn’t (but perhaps is an expert on the subject). For example, if researching immigration, a primary source might be a person who immigrated to the country two years ago, and a secondary source might be a book by a (non-immigrant) professor of sociology specializing in studies of country migration. The research paper should add to people’s existing knowledge of the topic, and also provide the writer with an opportunity to increase his or her knowledge.
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