Your research paper will be a persuasive/argumentative paper. You will investigate a topic of your choosing that has a debatable focus, and you will defend a position (one side or the other) on the debate. You will be required to have your topic approved by the professor (me) before you begin your research paper. You may begin your research once you have your topic approved. Before you have your topic approved, you must have written a well-focused purpose statement (assignment under “discussions”).
Your research paper will be APA 7th ed. format (unless you have approval to do MLA if you have a topic in literature or the humanities). The content of the paper will be 5 – 7 pages, not counting the “References” page. You do not need an abstract page.You will need a minimum of 5 outside sources that you use in your research paper: at least 2 journal articles from academic/scholarly periodicals, at least 1 credible website, and at least 1 article from the internet written by a credible source. You may also include videos, interviews, books, etc. as part of your minimum 5 sources or beyond the minimum.