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Appendix A

Final Project Overview and Timeline

Final Project Overview

The final project for this course is a 1,750- to 2,000-word research paper on a topic of your choice, approved by your instructor, from the categories on the following list:

• Affirmative action
• Colonization
• Consumerism
• Culture
• Drugs
• Education
• Ethics
• Gun control
• Identity theft
• Immigration
• Literacy
• Media
• Politics
• War
• Technology
• Another choice, approved by your instructor

The subject of your paper should provide you with ample opportunities for research because you are required to use five to seven references to support your thesis. In addition, you must select a dynamic topic that allows you to conduct research on multiple sides of the issue.

The final paper, written in third-person point of view, must be formatted consistent with APA guidelines and contain the following elements:

• A title page
• An introduction and a thesis statement
• A body with supporting evidence and in-text citations
• A conclusion
• A reference list with five to seven sources, three of which must come from the University Library

Final Project Timeline

You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, the assignments in the course are designed to assist you in planning, developing, organizing, writing, revising, and editing your final paper. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback from your instructor, you will be on the right track to complete your project successfully. A draft of your paper is due in Week Seven for peer review.

□ Suggested in Week One: Read the Final Project Overview and Timeline in Appendix A.

□ Due in Week One: Research Plan

□ Suggested in Week One: Print the Summary of the Research Process in Appendix C for use throughout the course. Review the Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation...
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