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Research Paper and Brainstorming Activities

  Instructions

Sometime in your academic or professional career, you will be required to write a research paper that uses the thoughts and labor of others. These research papers must be properly formatted and adequately documented. In this exam, you will work through the drafting activities to write a research paper that adheres to MLA guidelines.

In this assignment, you will submit: Draft activities (topic selection, brainstorming, and clustering) Outline Research questions Definitions of key terms First draft of research paper

Note: Any submitted paper that shows evidence of plagiarism will not be accepted.  Step 1: Choose a topic for your research paper. Choose an objective topic. An objective topic does not include any personal bias. It presents information and facts from an objective viewpoint. Remember, a subjective topic would have a personal bias; for example, writing about your personal experience at a physical rehab facility would be subjective. However, if you wrote about the equipment and services provided by a particular physical rehab center, you would be writing objectively. Choose a topic that presents various viewpoints. For example, a topic dealing with the rising costs of college tuition would involve researching various responses from the viewpoints of the administration, teachers, students, and parents. Limit your topic. If a topic is too broad, you will have difficulty writing your paper. Remember, you may use the material and topic you utilized in Module 1: The Writing Process. Step 2: Submit your draft materials for your research paper. Limited topic Brainstorming and clustering of your ideas in response to the research that you have gathered Outline of your writing plan for this research paper; the outline should include a thesis statement in the introduction. Four research questions that pertain to your topic Your first draft (introduction, body, conclusion, parenthetical citations, and Works Cited page)

Must Submit brainstorming activities the assignment. The research paper, itself should be at least 3 pages long with 10 references on the works cited page. At least 2 in-text citations needed in the paper.