Assignment Instructions: ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE: The Research Paper is due Sunday of Week 7 at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time. The Week 7 assignment is a descriptive/informative research paper on a topic you select using any topic presented in your primary textbook, Intimate Relationships. (attached chapter 7 friendships)
- Please note that your paper must conform to APA guidelines for research papers. This means that you should pick a topic that will allow you to gather enough references; a minimum of five scholarly source references are required for this assignment.
- Your paper is required to be submitted in the APA format and must be a minimum of five pages in Times New Roman, double spaced, using one-inch margins on all sides–no extra. The required title and reference pages DO NOT count toward the minimum number of pages of content that are required.
The goal of the assignment is to allow you to gain greater insight on a given topic and provide an opportunity for self-enrichment. APA guidelines limit the number of direct quotes that can be used in a research paper to only two or three brief quotes. You should express ideas in your own words, paraphrasing and summarizing accurately. All quotes, paraphrases, and summaries must be properly documented. This website will help you to understand how to quote and paraphrase effectively:http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QuotingSources.html