Your final paper will be a compilation of the work that you have been researching. This process is known as the writing process, and is much like any other process that you might use within the field you pursue. When completing a task, there are always steps to follow. Your ideas will transpire into a final product that will reflect all the work you have been striving to complete throughout the weeks.
The good news is that you have already done a lot of writing on your topic over the past few weeks, which will help you as you prepare your final paper. Use the working thesis you have been refining, the passages you have carefully summarized, and look at how you can organize the material into sections so that your project takes on an argumentative paper that makes a stand hard to refuse.
Review instructor feedback on your Week 1 to Week 3 assignments.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word draft of your paper, based on the topic you selected in Week 1, your research from Week 2, and your thesis and outline from Week 3. Ensure that you do the following while drafting your paper:
Review the relevance, reliability, and objectivity of your sources.
Revise thesis statements and topic sentences, as appropriate.
Demonstrate effective summarizing and paraphrasing of your sources.
Use a minimum of four peer-reviewed sources.
Note: If you are writing on a topic that is part of an ongoing debate, your argument must address all sides of the issue, and must represent and persuasively respond to positions different from your own.
If you are writing on a relatively new or unknown topic, part of your task will be educating your readers on this topic and proving that it is worthy of serious public debate.
Review your essay for effective use of basic English grammar, word usage, and sentence style before turning in your paper.
Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines