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Paper Writing Assignment

04 Apr

Paper Writing Assignment

 

You are charged with writing a 5 FULL page paper on any topic of your own choosing as it relates to the issues of domestic violence and the criminal justice system. Remember…while this is only a 5 page paper, you are still expected to adhere to APA writing style/ format applying in-text citations to your paper, attaching a reference page (bibliography) and researching and utilizing a minimum of 6 different sources in your paper.

Adherence to APA style formatting still applies, even if you utilize the course textbook in your paper.

NOTE: The assignment must be submitted to SAFEASSIGN. Please make sure you have checked for citation errors prior to submission, as a student who plagiarizes will either receive a failing grade on the assignment and/or reporting for academic misconduct.

I would encourage you to utilize your textbook as a source in narrowing down your paper topic.

 

Please be sure to include the following sub-headed sections in your paper:

  • Introduction (1-2 paragraphs) ——–> Up to 5 points
  • Thesis Statement (1-2 sentences; typically attaches at the end of the introduction) —–> Up to 3 points
  • Brief Historical (2-3 paragraphs) ———> Up to 7 points
  • Analysis (5-6 paragraphs) ——–> 30 points
  • Conclusion (1 paragraph) ——> 5 points

 

Total Points: 50 points

 

NOTE: Up to 3 points deducted for spelling/ grammatical errors AND Up to 3 points deducted for citation errors.

 

Format:

 

  • Typed
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman (DO NOT USE ANY OTHER FONTS OR YOU WILL LOSE 2 POINTS)
  • Use the subheadings
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • Use APA formatting
    • Make sure that you cite to at minimal, six different sources.
    • Stay away from secondary sources, citing only to primary sources.
  • Cover Page (this is not included in the page count). Please include the following on your cover:
    • Name
    • Title of Paper
    • Date
    • Course Number and Course Title
    • Instructor’s First & Last Name

 

 

 

Do’s & Don’ts

 

  • DO NOT USE FIRST PERSON…STAY IN THIRD PERSON
  • DO NOT USE CONJUCTIONS

 

NOTE: Failure to adhere to these do’s and don’ts could result in an additional 2 point deduction from your overall grade.

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2018 in Academic Writing

 

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