Research Paper and Works Cited Page
You will need a good, comprehensive thesis statement that states your claim (what will you prove? Keep in mind that the purpose of this assignment is to support a claim, which means you must do more than merely inform the reader. You must take a stance on your topic and make/support claims that go beyond mere facts) and at least three supporting details (how will you prove your point?). You might use this as a guideline in crafting your thesis: (Reason 1), (reason 2), and (reason 3) prove that (add your claim). Example: (1. Children who play violent video games exert more aggression than their counterparts who are not exposed to these games) because (2. children often imitate their experiences as a natural learning process) and (3. the violence they see in video games desensitizes them to violence in the real world); however, (your claim: increasing the ages allowed to play certain violent games may prove to decrease childhood aggression).
The guidelines and requirements for this assignment are as follows:
Remember to apply the concepts you’re learning in the course, including elements of grammar, punctuation, thesis development, and other skills.
Length: This assignment should be a minimum of 1250 words. All length guidelines are excluding the Works Cited page.
Header: Include a header in the upper left-hand corner of your writing assignment with the following information:
· Your first and last name
· Course Title (Composition I)
· Assignment name (Research Paper)
· Current Date
· At least four credible sources used and documented in MLA style
· Double-spacing throughout
· Standard font (Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri)
· Title, centered after heading
· 1” margins on all sides
· Save the file using one of the following extensions: .docx, .doc, .rtf, or .txt
Underline your thesis statement in the introductory paragraph.