Ashford 4: - Week 3 - Assignment Essay

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Final Paper Preparation

This assignment will prepare you for the Final Paper by initiating the research process and helping you map out specific events and developments which you will explore in depth in your paper. Review the instructions for the Final Paper laid out in Week Five of the online course or the Components of Course Evaluation section of the Course Guide before beginning this project. Note, that for the Final Paper you will need to discuss at least six specific events or developments related to your chosen topic

For this assignment, you will choose your topic and the six (or more) related events and developments that span the years 1865 to the present. You will then find one scholarly source related to each event or
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The annotations must be in your own words. It is not acceptable to copy and paste the abstract or any other text. You must have annotations for all 8 sources.

Please notice that you have been provided with many wonderful primary and secondary sources in the required reading and recommended reading sections for each week. Feel free to use these sources when constructing your assignment. Please visit the Academic Research section on your Course Home page (accessible through the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab on the left navigation toolbar) to review what types of materials are not acceptable for academic, university level research.

This assignment must meet the following minimum requirements:

•The paper must be three pages in length and formatted according to APA style.
•You must use at least eight scholarly resources other than the textbook to support your claims.
•You must use at least one scholarly source for each event or development plus two more scholarly sources for a total of 8 scholarly sources.
•You must use at least two primary sources and at least four scholarly secondary sources from the Ashford Online Library.
•You must provide a concise thesis statement.
•You must provide a short (1-2 paragraphs) annotation for each source.
•You must cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.
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