CCOU 304 Research Paper
CCOU 304 Research Paper Liberty University
The student will write a Research Paper on a major topic within women’s issues. The topic must be approved by the instructor and must be related to 1 of the following units: life transitions, life enrichment, life problems, marital life, or family life. The Research Paper must include at least 10 scholarly sources. The paper, including citations, must follow current APA guidelines.
Title Page and Abstract
The student will compose the Title Page and Abstract for the Research Paper. In APA formatting, the abstract is not a traditional introduction, but rather provides the reader with a road map of what follows. The abstract must be 150–250 words. The student will have access to interactive tutorial exercises to master current APA title page and abstract formatting.
Outline and Reference Page
The student will compose a content outline for the Research Paper and submit it with the Reference Page. The outline must contain 2 levels of current APA edition headings and must include the expected resources for each level. The student will also compile a list of at least 5 outside (this number will not include the required texts or Bible), current (within the last 10 years) resources in current APA format. The student will have access to interactive tutorial exercises to master current APA outline and reference page formatting.
Utilizing information presented in this course, as well as theoretical and practical elements from academic and Christian sources, the student will compile an original Research Paper of 8–10 pages of body text in current APA format. The Research Paper–Final must include the previously-created APA title page, abstract, and references page and contain at least 10 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook and a biblical integration. The title page, abstract, and references page will not count toward the overall length requirement.