Assignment #4 – Final Paper
Part of the course requirements for this class is that you complete a ten-page (2,500-3,000 word) research paper utilizing at least ten sources. You are welcome to write about any topic of your choosing, so long as it is related to science, engineering, or business, and I want you sound a call to action – call upon your reader to do something, whether it’s to enact environmentally-friendly business practices, switch to compostable consumable products (eg: cutlery,) embrace humane science practices, etc. A research paper is fine, but a research paper that calls upon the reader to do something is much more powerful. Make sure that your call to action includes effects – what you think will happen if we do what you’re asking us to do. Your call to action should be specific, simple, and accessible (something anyone can do).
Requirements & Assessment
2,500-3,000 words and has standard formatting – 12 point font, 1.15-2x spacing, text not justified, etc. (5 points)
Divided into clearly-marked sections, and follows a logical pattern, ie: doesn’t ramble. (3 points)
Provides enough information so that someone who is unfamiliar with the subject can still understand what you’re talking about. (6 points)
Utilizes at least 10 sources and 6 in-text citations (6 points)
Has an APA-style References at the end (5 points)
Makes a specific, simple, and accessible call to action on behalf of the reader, and explains what will happen if that call to action is heeded (5 points)
Make sure your call to action is in the very first paragraph! We don’t need the whole call to action, it gets explained in detail later on. We just need a bit of it up front.