Final Research Paper Detailed Outline
This week’s written assignment is important preparation for the Final Paper. You will construct an outline of your Final Paper that will ensure you have all of the required elements. You are expected to write an outline, not a draft of your final paper. Drafts of your paper will NOT meet the requirements of this assignment.
Prepare: Please review the necessary course text chapters, articles, and multimedia. Conduct additional research necessary to complete the assignment.
Reflect: The end of the course is rapidly approaching, and now is a great time to begin working on your Final Research Paper. This assignment will give you an opportunity to create a detailed outline of your paper, which will help you to establish a structure for your final paper. Your outline will be reviewed by your instructor and the feedback provided will certainly help you create a better final product. Remember, the main point of your outline is to help you organize your thoughts and research. The outline should serve as the backbone of your paper and should provide the building blocks for your Final Research Paper.
Write: Make sure to read over the instructions for the Final Research Paper, which are located in Week Five of your online course or in the Course Components section of this course guide. As explained in those instructions, your paper should have seven major sections. For this assignment, you will need to create an outline in a Word document. Review the Sample Outline (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Your outline must include the following:
- Title page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in APA format
- Introduction and Thesis
- Main Point 1: Identify implications for federalism related to the topic.
- Main Point 2: Identify implications for civil rights related to the topic.
- Main Point 3: Identify implications for civil liberties related to the topic.
The paper must be at least three pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly sources, not counting your textbook, from the Ashford University Library to support your claims.