Students are expected to write a research paper discussing a topic in sexuality. The purpose of this paper is to learn more about a sexuality topic of interest, while improving professional/academic writing skills. Students may choose any topic related to sexuality but the topic must be approved by the instructor at least one week prior to the due date. Papers may be turned in early however late and/or emailed papers will not be accepted under any circumstances. Students are encouraged to submit papers early to get feedback allowing time for revisions and resubmissions. Absolutely no revisions will be permitted after the due date. All papers should be submitted via Canvas.
The Research Paper is worth 20% of your final grade for the course. Pick a topic, research it, find out what the literature says, and report it. This paper should be a review of the information on a specific topic. Research papers should not include personal experiences or opinions. Plagiarism of any kind (including resubmitting a paper for another class) will result in an automatic zero. No exceptions. Your paper must meet the minimum requirements below. Papers that do no utilize academic research (books and journals) and only utilize web sources will receive a zero. Papers that do not include in-text citations will receive a zero. All papers will be checked utilizing plagiarism detection software. You may not submit a paper used in another class for this assignment. Papers will be graded on: Correct Length (at least 5 complete pages of text not including reference/title page) Spelling and grammar Organization (intro, body, conclusion; each paragraph will express a single thought/idea and flow logically into the next) Clear, concise use of the research material and proper citation A detailed review, description, and analysis of the material Inclusion of a title page (with name, topic, class/section, date) and reference page Proper usage of APA or MLA citation in text and reference page All facts, theories, and thoughts of other writers will be properly cited in text Proper format and length requirements Medically accurate information (if applicable) Using at least 6 sources: 3 Books, 3 Scholarly Academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Times New Roman, 12pt Font, Double Spaced, 1-inch margins No bullet points, pictures, graphs, charts, etc.
For assistance with APA citation and reference pages you can utilize: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 5th edition (which can be found in the library) http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu/apa.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.