Components of a GU processing system.
- A strong, catchy, descriptive title and title page (which is not included in the page count)
- An Introduction that makes it clear to the reader what the overall paper will be about, names the sections to be included, and states an overall thesis. (Do not title this section the “introduction.” Just start the paper.)
- A Conclusion to the paper that restates what the overall paper was about, restates the sections that were included and the overall thesis, and leaves the reader with a something specific, concise, and interesting to think about. You may also include your own educated opinion as to the overall, larger impact of the technology in this section. (You may title this section the “Conclusion,” or you may give it a more substantive title.)
A bibliography (reference list) of your sources used in the paper in APA format (which is not included in the page count)
Formatic notes: Use APA format throughout the paper as you use to the best of you ability, and integrate and cite your sources throughout properly. However, your paper will NOT require an introductory abstract (as APA allows).
Your paper should be double-spaced OR it can simply use the page spacing and margins of your word processing program (which might be somewhat less than double-spacing). It should use a traditional font (Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri) and font size (11 or 12 point). It should be approximately 8-10 pages in length, or 2000-2500 words. It can be longer, but should not be shorter. There is plenty to say!
This paper will be assessed with the rubric in the syllabus and on the Canvas course site and when successfully completed, you will meet the RU Core Goal CCO-2 or ITR-y, as appropriate.
We can also meet to discuss your topic at additional points during the semester – stop by my office hours or contact me at any time to set up an appointment.
More on APA format: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/