Assignment: Research Paper-Question

Assignment: Research Paper-Question

Assignment: Research Paper-Question


For the final written assignment, you are required to submit a research paper that critically analyzes the selected topic, incorporates course materials, and follows APA-formatting guidelines. The research paper should be proofread to correct all grammatical and citation errors.

As you complete the research paper, assess your assignment.  It should include:

1.      A description of your topic and relevance to the course

Introduction should provide an overview of the paper
Clearly stated research question
2.  The background, current, and future issues related to your topic (if applicable)

a.     Explain the background/history of the topic.  What events, laws, policies, etc. have been related to the topic?

b.    How do these factors describe why your topic is an important social issue today?

c.    What are the current policies, debates, controversies, etc. related to the topic?

d.    How does the topic affect contemporary society?

e.   What social change do you predict will occur in relation to this topic in the future?

2.  The course materials and social theories that relate to your topic.

a.   Integrate sociological theories in analysis of topic

b.  How does your topic relate to the course and readings?

c.  Include specific references to course materials and other sources in analysis (include APA-formatted in-text citations

3.  Critical analysis of topic

a.   Provide in-depth analysis of the topic

b.   Discuss the relationship between gender and your selected topic

c.   Provide a conclusion with summary of findings and address related future research options

Instructions for assignment:

Paper should be 10+ pages in length, not including the title page & references
Follow APA-formatting guidelines
Include a References page.
Incorporate instructor feedback from previous writing assignments.
Include section headings where needed
Submit your paper no later than Sunday at 11:55 pm of Week Seven.
Review assignment before submitting for spelling, sentence structure, and grammatical errors.
Paper should be written in your own words (include proper APA-formatted citations for any referenced materials).
DISCLAIMER: “Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.”

Assignment 3 meets the following course objectives:

Evaluate theories that address the social construction of gender.
Demonstrate the ability to identify, locate, and retrieve information related to the topics in the course.
Develop written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
Apply American Psychological Association formatting and citation style when completing course assignments.

This paper needs to be 100% free of plagiarism as it will be turned in and reviewed by turnitin.  Please do not waste my time if you are going to plagerize or submit the assignment back to me late.  I have attached two other assignments that I completed that coincide with this final assignment.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.