Week 5 – Final Paper Final Paper: A Literature Review

 

Conduct a (see ).  You will review and summarize relevant theory and research in order to defend a particular position (your thesis).  The topic of your literature review might come from the following list, or you may identify a different area of interest.  However, if you choose something other than the options below, you must obtain permission from your instructor prior to writing/submitting the paper.  It is up to the instructor’s discretion to allow/disallow alternative topics.  Here are some ideas you might choose to explore: 

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  • Other:  be approved by your instructor in advance!

The Final Paper

  • Must be at least 5 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to as outlined in the .
  • Must include a separate with the following:
    • A header
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an that has a succinct .
  • Must utilize .
  • Must address the topic with Preview the document.
  • Must end with a that reaffirms the thesis.
  • Must use at least five peer-reviewed scholarly sources.  Additional scholarly sources are encouraged.
    • Be sure to smoothly rather than simply inserting it.
    • In general, material rather than using direct quotes.
    • The Preview the document table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types.  If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor.  Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined and .
  • Must include a separate that is formatted according to APA style.
  • Must be submitted to for review and correction prior to submitting.

Submitting to Grammarly:
Grammarly is your personal editor that can act as that second set of eyes and catch those errors before you submit your assignment.  It takes approximately 5 minutes to set up an account and after that, you simply download your written submission and wait for the magic.  This service is open 24/7, for you night owls hoping for a final proofread before submitting your work.  Grammarly will then provide you with a detailed roadmap for improvement.

Grammarly Resource: 
Before you submit your written assignment, review the tutorial, set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so), and use Grammarly to review a rough draft of your assignment. Then carefully review all issues identified by Grammarly and revise your work as needed.

To use Grammarly:

  • Go to https://app.grammarly.com/ (and log in if needed).
  • Click on “Upload” (located under “New”) and upload your paper.
  • Grammarly will scan your paper for errors and issues.
  • To read about the errors Grammarly found, click on the ▼expand button.
  • To accept Grammarly’s suggestion, click on the green wording suggestion (if applicable).
  • To ignore Grammarly’s suggestion, click on the “x” or the “ignore” button.
  • Finally, once you have made all of your corrections, click on the ↓ downward arrow icon in the left navigation pane and select “Download.”  This will create a Word document with your corrections.  Note: You might have to remove or delete any lingering track changes or comment bubbles before submitting your paper. 

 

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