The Research Paper Outline is the second building block of the Research Paper. This assignment will allow the instructor to give quality feedback that is useful for the Research Paper. Please view the Research Paper Instructions before beginning this assignment.
The Research Paper Outline must include a title page, abstract page, content using the required headings, and reference page. The outline itself must include three complete sentences under each heading with in-text citations. The three sentences under each heading should reflect current research regarding each topic as it relates to personality as well enable the Instructor to clearly understand the proposed direction of the paper. The required outline must be followed (listed on the next page).
The Reference Page must include six scholarly journal articles published within the last seven years. After completing this assignment, six of the ten scholarly references should be established for the Research Paper. Do not use your text book as a reference for this assignment or the Research Paper.
Scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles must be used for this assignment and must be included and in-text citations are required. Paraphrasing is required; direct quotes are not allowed in the Research Paper Outline. If APA formatted in-text citations are not used for this assignment, a zero will be assigned. Make sure to use proper APA formatted headings.
Research Paper Instructions
The Research Paper will discuss 6 major ideas that make up the basics of personality theory as well as include a section on biblical integration. You must follow the outline given in Module/Week 5 to structure your paper; it is important that you do not stray from the outline.
It is imperative that your Research Paper include scholarly research and not your opinion. Your paper is a presentation of research regarding each of the required headings. Your paper must use 3rd person writing instead of 1st person (I, my, we) or second person (you) language. The Research Paper must include 8–10 pages of text (not including the title, abstract, or reference pages).
The Research Paper requires the use of at least 10 scholarly references (books and journal articles). At least 6 of these references must be scholarly journal articles. Do not use dictionaries, encyclopedias, websites, book reviews, or your textbook as references in your paper. You must use the Bible, but it does not count toward the 10 scholarly references.
Be sure to follow current APA formatting per the current APA manual. You must include in-text citations as well as a reference page within your paper. Paraphrasing with citations is strongly preferred over direct quotes. If you do not include any in-text citations in this assignment, you will receive a zero.
You do not need to submit the PDFs used as references for this assignment; however, the Research Paper must be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document. Be sure to review the grading rubric before beginning your paper.