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Step 1: Proofread your paper to make sure that it makes sense.
- Read the paper out loud. Does it flow smoothly?
- Do you have a strong thesis statement? The reader should know in the first paragraph your stand on the issue.
- In the body of your paper, is there a logical flow to your argument? Do you have convincing arguments as well as strong evidence to defend your argument?
- Do you have a strong conclusion in the final paragraph of your paper?
Step 2: Check your paper for spelling and grammatical errors.
It is always a good idea to use the computer spell check program; however, be aware that it will not pick up everything, and you need to manually check for errors.
Step 3: Make sure that your paper is formatted in APA style.
APA Formatting Requirements:
- Cover page with your name, your instructor’s name, course ID, and assignment name.
- 1 inch margins
- Double-spaced text
- 12 point Times New Roman or similar font
- At least two resources cited in your paper
- APA format for in-text citations
- References list
- On its own page at the end of the paper
- The word “References” centered at the top of the page
- APA-format full citations
- Double-spaced like the rest of the paper
Step 4: Re-read the final version of your paper.
- Minimum of 600 words, not including the title page or References list.
- All quotes, unusual facts, and statistics need citations (even if you cited the same source in the previous sentence)
- Within your paper, use quotes, summaries, and/or paraphrased information from at least two (2) strong sources.
- Use the sources you analyzed in your Week 2 paper.
- If you want to use other sources instead of the ones from Week 2, you are welcome to do so.
- Wikipedia, Ask.com, and other crowd-sourced websites are not acceptable for academic papers, including this one.
- Use SHARC > Library Resources > ProQuest to find additional strong sources.
When you are satisfied with your final draft, submit it as an attachment below.