Effects of Rights and Civil Right
A Research Paper, by its very design, will test your ability to construct a well-written paper that shows your comprehension of the topic through analysis of various resources. For many students, writing a research paper can be one of the most intimidating assignments that they will face in a class. In reality, a research paper is only a series of tasks using several intellectual skills. Once you understand this assignment not as a large paper that requires weeks of research and writing, but a series of skills, the easier the paper will be to write. As addressed earlier, the initial step in writing the paper is choosing a topic, the second is creating a bibliography (your sources), and the third is to creating an outline. You will complete all three of these steps in the Research Paper Proposal, which you should be view as a work in progress. The next steps include gathering information from your sources to assist you in writing the paper, keeping notes of your sources, and writing a rough draft. As you write the rough draft, if you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word you must cite the source. If you read the information and write in your own words and it is not common knowledge, then you must cite the source because you are paraphrasing someone’s information. After you complete your rough draft, you need to read it again and revise the paper into your final draft. Once you have the final draft complete, proofread the paper and submit it to your instructor. The research paper must include a cover page with your name, course number and title, instructor’s name, and date (this should not be included in your page count).
Your paper should be at least 5-7 pages long and follow Chicago style guidelines.