Research Paper

Research Paper

Write the Research Paper using the topic and proposal you submitted in Module/Week 3. Your paper must have a thesis statement (this is not a survey of material). Your paper must be thoroughly documented and not contain your opinion. The conclusion section must be based on the research provided in the body of your paper. Your paper must include the following (according to current Turabian format): • Title page • Table of Contents: Must show a clearly defined outline that will also be visible throughout the paper. Include the section headings in the body of your paper that are found in the Turabian manual under section heading use and formats. • Introduction: Strong paragraph that introduces your topic and clearly reveals what you intend to show to the reader (must include the substance of your thesis statement, purpose, and brief overview of your paper). • Thesis Statement: 1–2 sentence statement that captures the focus of your research and informs your reader about the purpose of the paper and previews its main ideas. • Body: Its structured development must mirror your outline. This is where you prove your point while honestly interacting with opposing views and major objections. Make sure to include transitional sentences to ensure a flow and sense of unity from paragraph to paragraph. • Conclusion: It must not be a mere restatement of your thesis. Instead, your conclusion must be a synthesis of the information presented in the body. It must bring the reader to the full level of understanding of your topic that you have yourself reached. • Selected Bibliography (including at least 10 sources, 4 of which must be primary sources—not counting the Bible).