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guidelines. For information on APA, see the OWL resources in Start Here -> Writing Resources. I also recommend this resource, which details APA writing guidelines:

Your final project should look like this:

Title page 1 page

Abstract 1 page

Body of writing 5 pages (minimum)

References 1 page


TOTAL = 8 pages (minimum)

The grade you earn will depend upon the presentation of your analysis and research, the quality of the work presented - whether you give a detailed presentation or a vague overview, whether you addressed all parts of the questions asked, and how you support your argument/discussion - as well as the citing of a variety of sources/use of references and whether you met the mandatory minimum page requirement. Use at least 5 professional/academic sources for your body of research (Wikipedia,, etc. are not research-quality sources). One of the resources can be your textbook.

Do not 'copy and paste' from your sources. Instead, paraphrase the source and cite where the information came from. Direct quotes should be used sparingly, but if you do use one, be sure to indicate so by enclosing it within quotation marks and citing the source (go to 'Start Here' and download APA Cheat Sheet and APA Formating Template). Failure to properly cite is plagiarism. You can review how well you paraphrased and cited by utilizing SafeAssign.

Please make sure you review your paper for spelling, grammar, and formatting errors before submitting it. Remember that the paper should be typed in Microsoft Word. Your paper cannot receive a grade until it is submitted properly. If you need assistance, please let me know.


I have placed an "APA Formatting Template" under "Start Here" on the left menu bar.  This will give you the basic outline for your APA research paper, upon which you can easily build your own.  The work has been done for you--take advantage of it!  One other comment before you begin.  Do not include photos or graphs for two reasons.  First, photos are likely copywritten and not free for you to use.  Second, this is five pages of written work for the body of the paper.  Trying to artificially add to the length of the paper by adding photos, pictures, charts, bulleted lists, etc. will not accomplish that goal. 




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