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INFORMATIVE RESEARCH ESSAY ASSIGNMENT* 1 Assignment Description Write a four to five-page informative (expository) research essay (1000-1250 words)...

To create a reference list with justification (also called an annotated bibliography) in APA format, watch the APA Format Annotated Bibliography video provided in the link below. 

Review the Informative Essay Assignment document in the link. Focus on the “References with Justification” section of the document.

Select at least five scholarly resources you feel will support your essay. Students meeting in an onsite class should bring at least one article to the Week Two session.

Submit a summary of each of your five resources to your facilitator as an attachment in the drop box titled References with Justification.

INFORMATIVE RESEARCH ESSAY ASSIGNMENT* Assignment Description Write a four to Fve-page informative (expository) research essay (1000-1250 words) where you synthesize information gleaned from scholarly sources on a topic related to your OCU program of study and Feld of interest. (Note: The title page and reference page will be in addition to the four to Fve-page requirement.) You will demonstrate the usual essay-writing skills, but also show your mastery of both library database and online research skills. You will read widely and deeply on a topic related to your Feld of study, identify a research question, articulate a thesis, and then use outside sources to support your thesis. You must reference a minimum of Fve sources in your paper. Your Fve sources must be library sources, which include articles from the OhioLink databases or sources accessed from a library. You may also use Internet sources but only if they are authored by reputable organizations, trusted news sources such as Wall Street Journal or New York Times, or authorities on the topic. Internet sources must be in addition to the Fve library sources. All drafts of the essay must be presented in APA manuscript format and all research must be cited as per APA documentation style. To set up your paper in APA style, see the “APA 6 th Edition Template” handout under course documents. See the “APA Template Tutorials and Writing Checklist” there as well. ±or a discussion of how to cite sources in APA, go to: ±or a sample paper in APA style, go to: ±or another example, go to: *This assignment sheet is being introduced in Week One but the fnal essay is not due until Week Five. Please note the various activities associated with the essay throughout the weeks ahead as you build toward your fnished product. 1
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