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Research Paper Research Paper 30% of FINAL GRADE – 1,250 Words, about 4 pages, Double Spaced, 12 pica Looking at a country of your choice. Examine one of the modern events or phenomenon listed below and detail how this has affected political development The War on Terror, Jihadism, Arab Spring, Green Movement, Gender Politics, Political Islam, Sectarianism, Globalization, Petro Politics.
Due Date: 17:00 (5:00 PM) January 15, 2015 Hard Copy and Electronic Submission Late papers will be penalised – 5% during the first 24 hours (i.e. 17:00 January 16) – 15% each additional day
Plagiarism Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work.
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What makes a good Research Paper Critical analysis of the topic, not just description 50/50 Absence of critical discussion cannot earn more than C Use of relevant sources beyond what is found in the course description Be creative (blogs, videos, non-traditional sources) Minimum of 3 sources, Average 5. The more the better.
Common Mistakes First person language (I, me, I think, I believe) detach yourself from the work Unqualified normative statements Don’t kill trees Use regular font and spacing Too long, Too short (250 word margin) Failing to identify sources (It is better to overuse citation) Introducing a definition – Before the question can be answered we must first define _________
Citations and Bibliography (ref list) Chicago Style, Footnotes http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citat ionguide.html
Harvard Referencing (in text) http://sydney.edu.au/library/subjects/downlo ads/citation/Harvard_Complete.pdf