General – The paper will:
- be 9-10 pages in length (not including the Bibliography) using a template provided by the instructor. This template will be discussed at a later date.
- adhere to the documentation style (MLA/APA) as agreed upon in class for the in-text citations and bibliography.
- written in third person.
Specific – Sources, Citations, Assessment, and SLOs
Sources – The paper must include a minimum of six (6) sources found at the USF online library. The specific source types that must be included are delineated as follows:
–Three (3) written sources must be academic in nature (e.g. a journal article, book, book chapter, or published report). Varied is better.
–Two (2) written sources like news articles must come from a different source, e.g. an article from the New York Times and one from The Economist. NOTE: One (1) of these articles can come from class materials found in Canvas/Modules or Files, even if it is more than 10 years old.
–One (1) audio or audiovisual source.
NOTES: Once you have met these source requirements for use in your in-text citations and Bibliography, you may find and use additional sources, though only one more of any additional sources can be audio or audiovisual.
Sources that are NOT REQUIRED BUT ACCEPTABLE:
One (1) visual (e.g. table or graph) embedded in the paper. It cannot take up more than 1/8 of an 8 ½ X 11 page. NOTE: Such a source must be cited in the Bibliography.
Sources that are NOT ACCEPTABLE:
Wikipedia or other Open Sources, blogs or editorials (unless written by an expert in the field), and/or reviews of books, movies, or events.
Citations – The paper should have a minimum average of one in-text citation per page, but not more than two per page.
Assessment – The paper will be assessed on the four criteria: Task-Related Skills, Organization, The Application of Course Content, and Language Use