The final paper should contain approximately 1,800-2,200 words (not including references, tables, figures, or appendices), double-spaced, typewritten, following the American Psychological Association (6th edition) guidelines for paper style. Students are required to include a minimum of 10 sources such as journal articles, dissertations, book chapters, books, reports (not including the assigned textbook). Final paper due by Wednesday, June 10 at 5pm PST. NO Wikipedia sources are allowed. Information about APA style is available at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
See class calendar below for due dates regarding your topic outline and annotated bibliographic review. As well, examples of final paper topics are below.
Outline for Final Paper
First and foremost, I highly recommend that you take time to read a few journal articles or even skim the required class textbook related to topic(s) of interest before finalizing your paper topic. In doing so, you should be able to gauge whether there are sufficient sources and supporting literature to develop a final paper of approx. 1,800-2,200 words on your selected topic. This approach will also help to lessen the chance of changing your paper topic midway through the term.
Submit 1-page outline of final paper: (1) identify the topic and problem statement; (2) introduce main points; and (3) highlight related literature on topic. Specifically, students should outline (step-by-step) how they plan to develop and organize their final paper, while referencing a few studies within the text that support their main points. Assignment due by Friday, April 17 at 8pm PST (Week 3).
Prompt: Should College athletes get paid?