Research Paper Assignment Instructions
The Research Paper for this course will be based on the topic you chose in the beginning of the course concerning teaching and learning. Your paper must be 15–20 pages and written in formal current APA style (refer to the current APA Stye Guide)
The minimum number of resources for the paper is 10. All resources must be from scholarly or peer-reviewed journals (usually found from databases such as ERIC, EBSCO Host, or Info Trac). Resources must be diverse in nature, including articles from scholarly journals, books, and professional websites. The research aspect must be your diligent work in ascertaining current, scholarly resources to support your writing about the topic/issue. At least ten of your resources must be 5 years old or newer. If you use older resoures (particularly in the Historical Summary section), be sure that at least 10 in the overall paper are 5 years old or newer. You should not conduct original research for this assignment.
The required parts to include are as follows:
II. Historical Summary (How did the issue develop and how has it been viewed in the past?)
III. Current Issue described in the present culture of education
IV. Strategies that are in place to address the issue
V. Biblical integration (What does Scripture say about the issue?)
Sections I–IV are to be written using 3rd person and expository form. They must present fact and research supported by scholarly literature.
Section V must be supported by Scripture.
Be sure to view the grading rubric to ensure that you know all criteria and expectations for how your paper will be assessed.