The argumentative research paper should be approximately 8-9 pages in length, APA style documentation, complete with an abstract of 150 words, an interesting introduction and thesis statement, at least 6 references, a well-developed conclusion, and the reference page. Your argumentative research paper will be graded according to the following specifications: • The scope of the research topic is narrow enough to handle the subject matter effectively. • The writer remains focused on the purpose of the paper. • The writing is well-organized. • Central points are made in each paragraph. Each paragraph includes a clear topic sentence. • Research is drawn from researched articles. (Research is drawn from the literature (i.e., peer-reviewed articles) and an in-depth analysis of at least six (6) research articles with no more than one non-juried/non-refereed Internet site being used.) • The writer clearly presents contrary opinions about his/her thesis statement. • The writer used quotation, summary and paraphrasing skills in providing information. • The writer relies on objective data to support his/her final claim. • The writer provides enough information for the audience to understand each argument or claim. • Conclusion contains a summary of the findings and possible recommendations for future research. • The writer supports generalizations effectively with vivid details and vivid examples. • The paper is in APA style form. • The paper includes a one paragraph abstract. • The paper includes a thesis statement which expresses the over-arching point of the research paper. • There is an attention-getter to capture the reader’s interest at the beginning of the paper. • The introduction establishes the context of the topic in broad terms. • The paper is free from grammatical errors. • Information is cited correctly. • All sources are cited correctly on the Reference Page. • Overall the paper reflects college level writing skills.