If you're working on your term paper for Professor Arruda's Criminology 101 class, you've come to the right place. This guide will help you with your research and citations.
First, carefully read and reread your assignment from Prof. Arruda.
Next, follow the steps in this guide in order to
create your thesis statement and develop your search strategies.
RESEARCH PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare a research paper 3 to 4 pages long, double spaced.
Prepare research papers in APA format, including References and Citations.
Note - Your research paper is to be your best work. Students are expected to utilize library resources, and demonstrate competency in written communications and critical thinking. Newspaper and popular magazine articles, movies, videos and .com web sites are NOT acceptable sources for a research paper. Your sources MUST come from books, professional journals and periodicals, and .edu or .gov web sites. Be careful about .org web sites. Some of them are well done, presenting both sides of an issue with valid points, while other .org web sites are simply an attempt to get a radical view across to readers.
Note that research papers cannot be accepted after the due date stated in our course.
ANY WORK THAT IS NOT YOUR OWN AND IS NOT PROPERLY CITED AND REFERENCED IS PLAGIARISM. INSTANCES OF PLAGIARISM WILL BE DEALT WITH BY THE INSTRUCTOR AND OTHER APPROPRIATE COLLEGE STAFF.
Possible topics for your research papers include:
These are suggested topics. If you would like to research a different topic please be sure to check with the instructor to be sure your topic is appropriate for this course.
I encourage you to use the Paper Rater plagiarism checker to check your paper to be sure it has no more than a 24% similarity score to work previously submitted by others. The Paper Rater site will also help you check your Grammar.