At the end of Week 7, you will submit a research paper, of 5 to 7 pages, double-spaced for this course. Your paper should have a cover page, a brief abstract and a reference page. These pages are NOT included in the 5-7 page requirement. Only content pages count towards this requirement. Sources for this paper should be scholarly. If you are unfamiliar with a scholarly source, there is a discussion found in the Resources section of the classroom on this topic. Please use APA format for this paper. A guide to APA formatting can also be found in the Resources section of the classroom.
Make sure that if you have questions or comments concerning the specifications for this assignment that you contact the instructor immediately. Your paper will be graded both on content and technical skills. There are many great resources on the internet as well as the APUS Online Library on how to write a research paper. With the exception of direct quotes, your paper must be paraphrased in your own words (you still need to include in text citations for indirect material). Points will be deducted for papers that are not original. Your paper should contain only a limited amount of direct quotes.
This assignment must be submitted along with a Turnitin Originality Report. Turnitin.com is a plagiarism prevention program that is used by APUS. You will be required to submit your research paper to this plagiarism checker website before submission. When you upload your paper into the Assignment section of the classroom, you will also upload your originality report as a separate file. (I do not automatically receive this report.)
This report will show you just how original your paper is. With the exception of direct quotes, which should be used VERY sparingly—no more than two or three brief sentences—your paper must be paraphrased in your own words (you must always include paper body and Reference list source citations for paraphrases, though). An originality report of 10-20 % comprised of 1% or 2% segments, your instructor may deem acceptable. You may revise your paper to achieve the required percentage prior to submission for grading but not after the assignment deadline or after grading takes place. An Originality score between 21% and 29% should always be considered a problem and students are strongly advised not to submit their papers for grading without revision because significant point loss is likely to result. Papers submitted for grading with a percentage of 30% or higher will receive a zero score. There will be no opportunity to resubmit this assignment.
Proper planning is imperative for using the Turnitin tool. It may take at least 24 hours for your Turnitin.com report to be generated. Papers submitted without the Turnitin.com report will not be graded. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that both documents are properly uploaded into the Assignment section. A course ID password not required are not required for Turnitin. Directions for submitting work to a General Student Turnitin.com account can be found in the Resources section of the classroom. If you are unsure about this process, please ask.
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