The Research Paper in FCWR101



Introduction to the mini-academic research paper assignment

Before the Eid you were given two documents regarding your research paper assignment


You should use this resource as a reference and model


Marking considerations


Topic of paper, title, and abstract approved by your teacher


Length = 1000 words 


Times New Roman, font size12, double spaced


APA style cover page as in

Running head (or header) with (shortened) title and page numbers


Show evidence of research (reading about the topic)

Use at least 3 sources


Your paper has the following sections (with section titles)

  1. cover page
  2. abstract
  3. introduction
    1. minimum 1 paragraph
    2. has an interesting thesis statement (clear and specific)
  4. body 
    1. Here you have a minimum of 3 sections
    2. Each section covers one primary support (argument supporting the thesis)
      1. Show how each PS relates to your thesis   
      2. each PS is in turn supported by evidence from research   
      3. Secondary supports relate to the same primary support (might be in different paragraphs in the same section) 
  5. conclusion
    1. One good paragraph
    2. echos or mirrors the thesis
    3. summarizes how thesis was supported
    4. contains no new information 
  6. references 
    1. minimum of 3 references
    2. each reference quoted or referenced at least once in the body 
    3. Outdent the references; here’s how: 


Submitting your work


You submit your work in 2 drafts plus a final


For the two drafts and the final version, you need to submit 3 copies




What to give your teacher


In your folders (10% of your mark, we agreed 10% for homework :-) I need