ESEARCH PAPER: FINAL ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
The Research Paper will be completed in 3 parts— Research Paper: Bibliography
Assignment, Research Paper: Topic and Outline Assignment, and Research Paper: Final
Assignment. You will choose the topic you write on, but your topic must be directly related to
the study of terrorism or homeland security.
The Research Paper must be approximately 6–8 pages of text, not including the title page and
bibliography page, and be in current APA format. Your paper must make a point. Do not merely
report facts. Take what is, analyze it, interpret it in light of a personal Christian worldview,
discuss options, and discuss things you think should change. Support your ideas, give
alternatives to current practice and support them, and integrate material from textbook readings
or lectures. If you are of a different major taking this as an elective, integrate your field into this
Your paper must be written in 12-point, Times New Roman font with 1” margins. It must include
a title page with the paper title, student name, course name, and instructor name. Include page
numbers in accordance with current APA guidelines. You must use a minimum of 5 sources
from both online and printed source material. Save the paper as:
“lastnamefirstinitial.doc” (E.g. doej.doc).
You must use Microsoft Word. (Neither MS Works nor WordPerfect are acceptable.)
Proper spelling, grammar, and sentence structure are expected. Short, choppy sentences are NOT
acceptable. This is a college course, and deductions will be made accordingly. You must not use
personal pronouns (I, me, we, us, our, etc.), and the standards of academic writing must be
applied. Have someone else proofread your paper before turning it in to ensure what you are
saying makes sense.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
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