Type Written using a 12 point standard font, New Times Roman, APA format
Text should be double-spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper with 1-inch margins, single sided your assignment will be completed the same way however you will be uploading your assignment to D2L
Number pages consecutively Your paper should be 10 pages in length. Adhere to recommended page limits – Title page and illustrations do not count towards the 10 pages
In all sections of your paper
Use normal prose including articles (“a”, “the,” etc.)
Stay focused on the research topic of the paper
Use paragraphs to separate each important point (except for the abstract)
Indent the first line of each paragraph
Present your points in logical order
Use present tense to report well-accepted facts – for example, ‘the grass is green.’
Use past tense to describe specific results – for example, ‘When weed killer was applied, the grass was brown.’
Avoid informal wording, don’t address the reader directly, and don’t use jargon, slang terms, or superlatives
Include only those figures necessary to presenting results
Your paper should be written in the following format:
1. Title page
2. Abstract -an abstract is defined as a concise summary of a larger project; it describes the content and scope of the project while identifying objective, methodology, findings, and conclusion.
3. Introduction – Introduction section comes after the abstract. Introduction section should provide the reader with a brief overview of your topic and the reasons for conducting research. It is often recommended that the introduction section of the paper is written after finishing the other sections of the paper. This is because it is difficult to figure out what exactly to put in the introduction section of the paper until you have seen the big picture. After reading the introduction, the reader must have a clear idea of what to expect from the rest of your research paper.
4. Background/Review -The background of the study provides context to the information that you are discussing in your paper. Thus, the background of the study generates the reader’s interest in your research question and helps them understand why your study is important.
5. Research Question – The research question narrows down the topic and makes sure that the paper has a common thread. Moreover, the research question gives the reader a clear idea of what to expect from the paper.
6. Observations/Discussions – The results and discussion sections are one of the challenging sections to write. It is important to plan this section carefully as it may contain a large amount of scientific data that needs to be presented in a clear and concise fashion. The purpose of a Results section is to present the key results of your research.
7. Conclusion – A research paper should end with a well-constructed conclusion. The conclusion is somewhat similar to the introduction. You restate your aims and objectives and summarize your main findings and evidence for the reader.
8. Work Cited Page/ Bibliography
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