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The research paper will need to be at least 6 pages long, not including the Works Cited page at the end. If you desire to go over the 6 pages, please ask your instructor. Instructors will vary in how much over the page limit students may go.
The paper will have MLA Style for documentation of sources and formatting. Please refer to the resources located in this unit for assistance. Also, please do not hesitate to contact me individually by email with any questions you might have.
Your instructor will provide guidance on the topic of this essay. Some instructors will allow great freedom in choosing topics, while others will limit topics or have a selection of topics to choose from. This freedom on topics will vary depending upon the instructor, so please ask your instructor if he or she does not make this clear.
The paper will need to have a thesis to keep the paper focused and organized. Unit 3 explains how to develop the thesis and use it for an organization.
Include a visual aid such as a picture, graphic, table, chart, etc. in the research paper and give credit to the source of this visual aid. In the six pages this assignment requires, the graphic should take up no more than one-half of one of those pages. (That really means 5.5 pages of writing with .5 of a page allowed for the visual aid). This visual aid requirement is to be in compliance with state guidelines for the class.
The paper needs to have at least 4 outside sources. At least half of the sources you use need to be non-internet. By non-internet, this means general web pages found through a search engine such as Google or Yahoo. It is acceptable to use library sources that are accessed online, such as the college’s system of OhioLINK and the EGCC Gateway. Please refer to the links below for assistance in accessing these library sources.
https://egcc.edu/library/ (Links to an external site.)
https://egcc.libanswers.com/ (Links to an external site.)
The paper uses a formal, academic tone of voice.
The paper is an original creation for this course session and not a reworking of any previous essay submission from any prior course experience.
The paper also includes a large amount of the student’s own ideas and words and is not merely a linking of a series of quotes or paraphrases.
I have included the Thesis proposal for this essay that I presented to my professor in the upload file section as well as my Persuasive essay from a different unit as a way to show my style of writing. I have posted a few links I found that may be useful. They do not NEED to be used but, as stated above, 2 of my sources must be non-internet sources. I have put a 4pm time since my essay is due at 9pm on Sunday night and I would love to have time to go over the essay myself. I realize I am not the best writer but I would love to put my own style on my paper. I’d be writing the essay myself except my job and time have run away with me. Thank you for taking the time to read all this! Have a wonderful day.
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