The final paper should be at least 20 pages in length, including the title page, the table of contents, and the references page.
The final paper should follow an APA basic format including one inch margins, 12 point Times Roman type, double spacing between each line and not more than that, and standard rules for manuscript preparation.
The paper must have at least ten references cited according to APA guidelines, Sixth Edition, including proper in-text citations and references which are listed on the last page in alphabetical order.
No more than five of the ten sources may be Internet sources; the other sources should be books the student reads to conduct his or her research.
All sources must be cited at least once in the paper.
Graphs and charts are not mandatory but enhance the presentation. Adhere to appropriate APA guidelines to provide explanations and references for graphs and charts.
Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed.)
The paper must be written in the third person point-of-view. Do not use first person (I, me, my, mine, myself, we, our, ours, ourselves) except if it is included in a direct quotation. Do not use second person (you, your, yours, yourself) except if it is included in a direct quotation.
The paper should include a title page, a table of contents, an abstract, an introduction (Not labeled), the body with applicable headings, a conclusion (Not labeled), a page of references, and relevant visuals, graphs, and tables if suitable or germane to the topic.
The research paper will demonstrate the student’s ability to use clear and concise writing at the college level.
The paper should encompass the coursework learned throughout the student’s bachelor-level academic career. It should address a topic that affects or is related to the student’s areas of study. Ideally, it will explore a convergence of the major fields the student studied during his or her college career. The student must select a topic which he or she may argue, one on which the student may take a firm stand. Although research is part of this project, it is not simply an informational paper or a report; it must include and represent the student’s view of the subject.
(Optional) Speak with someone at an institution, agency, government office, or company about the key issues explored throughout the research paper; the student should acquire an inside perspective. This citation and reference will be formatted according to APA standards for interviews. This does not include a first-person account although the student may, in fact, have a background relating to the subject.
Develop A Power Point for your presentation.
The oral presentation will be set up with your professor and will take place in the Keiser Live section of the classroom.
The student’s grade will depend upon the following benchmarks or standards:
The presentation of the analysis and research
The support and substantiation of the student’s argument/discussion
The correct format for an APA research paper, its citations of a variety of sources, and its list of references
The mandatory minimum page requirement
The quality of the work presented