Final Research Paper Preparation
How to Begin:
Review the Final Research Paper instructions in Week Five. To prepare
for your Final Research Paper, complete the following assignment and
submit it to your instructor for feedback.
INSTRUCTIONS TO DO WEEK 3
Provide a full-sentence outline for your Final Research Paper. Be sure
to include your thesis statement in the outline. Also, provide a
well-developed annotated bibliography with at least five scholarly
sources related to your research topic.
Outline: Remember that the Final Research Paper will include
discussion of the political embattlement related to programs for the
aged (i.e., Medicaid, Medicare, Disability, Welfare, Supplemental
Security Income, and The Older Americans Act). Thus, your full-sentence
outline is an opportunity to begin your discussion of this topic. For
help in creating your full sentence outline, visit How to Create a Full Sentence Outline.
Annotated Bibliography: You will need to locate scholarly
sources that not only highlight the varied discourses, historical
aspects, evolutions, and current impacts that inform the varied
political stances, but that also illustrate options that could be
helpful in relieving this potential burden (i.e., increased taxes,
Social Security reform, or reduction in assistance). Your annotated
bibliography must contain at least five scholarly sources, at least
three of which must be found in the Ashford University Library. These
sources must have been written within the last five years. In your
annotated bibliography, you will need to provide a brief summary for
each source and explain how it will support your points. Sources must be
listed and cited according to APA style. To help you in developing your
annotated bibliography, visit Annotated Bibliographies.
Your outline must be two to three pages in length (excluding the title
page and annotated bibliography), and formatted according to APA style.
Please remember to include a title page. For information regarding APA,
outlines, and annotated bibliographies, visit the Ashford Writing
Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation