A persuasive research report investigates a question relevant to a contemporary or controversial iss
A persuasive research report investigates a question relevant to a contemporary or controversial issue and creates a thesis statement that is persuasive in nature. Your research question must relate to current issues related to your career field or college. Based on your research, you will formulate a persuasive thesis and support it with major points that develop the thesis logically and thoughtfully, including parenthetical citations from your sources. You will then write a properly formatted and documented persuasive report following APA style.
You are expected to use at least 6 credible, documented sources. One of the sources must be from a Delaware Tech electronic database (e.g. Masterfile Premier, SIRS). Be particularly careful of websites; many are propaganda. Only valid, documented, verifiable information should be used. All sources must be approved.
To complete this project, you should complete/submit the following:
A review of APA-style guidelines
A relevant research question approved by your instructor
Source Evaluation completed for all sources (at least 6)
A formal typed outline
A correctly formatted References page
APA-formatted report which includes appropriate parenthetical and narrative citations
Appendix which is the Source Evaluation (for all sources used in the report)
Headings for each section except the introduction
APA format, including font, spacing, margins, title page, headers, embedded citations, references page, and appendix
Text evidence should be paraphrased. Direct quotes should be used appropriately. All information from a text must be properly documented in APA format.
1,925-2,200 words (must meet minimum word count, exclusive of title, references, and appendix pages)
Point of View
3rd person point of view only
1st and 2nd person points of view are NOT appropriate for this assignment