Article writing homework help. RESEARCH PAPER REQUIRMENTS
My topic is “ Public Policy Reform And Obama Care”
The paper must be 10 pages in length counting the title page and references. So, the actual writing pages may be 8 pages. Please make sure to read ALL the instructions I provided in Week 3 folder. Submitting a draft is optional. I have not set the date for a draft submission because I want to give you an opportunity to send it to me (via e-mail) any time before the week of finals but don’t wait until the night before. The draft will not be graded. The purpose is to get you to write and not wait until the last minute, and for me to provide you with feedback on how to improve your final paper. If you believe that you have a good quality paper, and choose not to seek my input, you do not need to send the draft in. Instead, you will just submit the final paper. However, I strongly encourage you to either seek assistance from the writing center, or to send it to me for input.
PAPER FORMAT: All papers should conform to the following format requirements:
- Paper should have a title page which includes the title of the paper, your name, the course name, name of the professor, and style of citation you are using.
- Must use a 12 pt. Times Roman Font only. Courier is not acceptable.
- Use left justification only…………..papers will not be accepted which are formatted with full justification
- Use 1 inch margins on all sides
- Pages must be numbered
- Must follow the page requirements of the assignment
- If you are using citation style other than APA, you must submit a copy of the citation guidelines (available on the library webpage))
- You must use paragraphs
- Use words with which you are comfortable and be certain that you know the meaning
- Do not use contractions such as aren’t, don’t, can’t, etc. Spell words out completely
- Use spell check and grammar check.
- In most instances, slang terms are inappropriate –e.g. cop, kids
- In most cases, you will be completing a formal paper, do not write as if you are speaking to a friend. You must be deliberate in your writing.
- Your paper should have an introduction, body and conclusion. Your introduction should include a clear and concise thesis statement which lets the reader know exactly what your paper is going to address
- Proofread your work. There is no excuse for typos and misspellings or misuses of common words such as; their/there or where/were, etc.
- For assistance with writing and grammar:
PROPER CITATION Paper must be properly cited
- Consult the library or library webpage for guidelines on proper citation. If you are using a different citation style than one preferred by your professor, you must include a copy of citation guidelines with your paper. Note the citation style you are using on the cover page of all papers.
- Your paper should never be a collection of direct quotes from authors. Instead synthesize and summarize the authors’ arguments or findings and then cite them. Keep direct quotes to a maximum of 3. These direct quotes must include a page number in your citation.
- Research papers will have citations consistently throughout the whole paper. As a general rule, you should have at least one citation per paragraph.
- All citations noted within the text of your paper will appear in the bibliography. All sources noted in the bibliography will appear in at least one citation within the text of the paper.
- No 3rd party citations are allowed. You should cite original sources whenever possible. Text books are not scholarly sources.
The following are examples of how to cite material properly:
Chalk and King (1998, pg. 50), on behalf of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, argue: “the overall ‘system’ of family violence interventions is highly disjointed, loosely structured, and often lacks central coordinating offices or comprehensive service delivery systems.”
Citation within the text:
Trist (2005) argues that a ………………………..
Current intervention strategies function predominately to respond to violence once it has occurred (Chalk and King, 1998).
Multiple sources saying the same thing:
In fact, family violence seems commonplace in families who are caring for an elderly relative with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (Einmetz, 1988; Paveza, Smith and Jones, 2002; Tacerd, 2003).
RESEARCHING YOUR TOPIC
- Use only scholarly sources. This means, scholarly books and peer reviewed journals. You may use government documents and law review articles, if approved by your professor. Some professional journals, may be acceptable for some assignments, but you must check with your professor.
- Utilize the library’s databases to find scholarly materials. http://researchguides.canton.edu/researchmaterials You may utilize online journal articles if they are from a peer reviewed journal. Check the box labeled “peer reviewed” to ensure you are getting access to scholarly materials. The online catalog will assist you finding scholarly books.
- Do not use any internet webpages, unless pre-approved by your professor.
- Do not use magazines unless your professor specifically requests that you do.
- Sources such as Wikipedia, other encyclopedias, or CQ Researcher may be useful for your learning about a topic, but are not appropriate scholarly sources.
- Refer to the library’s web-based tutorial for assistance. http://researchguides.canton.edu/content.php?pid=166285&sid=2810363
- Plagiarism, in any form, will not be tolerated and will result in an E for the assignment and/or E in the course, or can lead to expulsion from the college. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to: buying a paper, using the writing of another student and calling it your own, using the words or thoughts of any author without proper citation, cut and pasting material from a website, etc.