RESEARCH PAPER ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS There are three steps to this Research Paper

RESEARCH PAPER ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
There are three steps to this Research Paper Assignment:
1. Research Paper: Bibliography Assignment
2. Research Paper: Outline Assignment
3. Research Paper: Final Assignment
Please see the instructions for each part below:
Research Paper: Bibliography Assignment
OVERVIEW
This Research Paper: Bibliography Assignment will assist you in researching and finding
scholarly sources to be used in the Research Paper: Final Paper Assignment. In academic
writing, it is important to support your arguments with scholarly research from peer-reviewed
sources. This Research Paper: Bibliography Assignment will also help familiarize you with
the assignment topic: immigration and homeland security. You will build upon this Research
Paper: Bibliography Assignment in the upcoming outline and final paper assignments.
*Note that the final paper topic is to focus on the current immigration debate as it relates to
homeland security. The paper will describe the current state of the laws and executive orders and
their impact on homeland security. The research will then be interpreted in light of a personal
Christian worldview.*
INSTRUCTIONS
For this Research Paper: Bibliography Assignment, list at least five scholarly outside
resources in addition to the course text all in current APA format. Make sure the sources are
academic in nature. Do not use websites such as Wikipedia, Quora, etc. Search the Jerry Falwell
Library for scholarly sources. The sources should reflect broad research on the current
immigration debate and how it impacts homeland security, including but not limited to the
current state of the laws and executive orders. The bibliography is not annotated. An APA
formatted title page is required.
Research Paper: Outline Assignment
OVERVIEW
To begin the writing process of the Research Paper: Outline Assignment, you are to prepare an
outline in APA alphanumeric format. This Research Paper: Outline Assignment will assist
you in outlining the points of the Research Paper: Final Paper Assignment, including
developing a thesis statement and an initial draft of your conclusion. It will also help you in
identifying areas of your upcoming paper that need further scholarly support.
*Note that the Research Paper: Final Paper Assignment topic is to focus on the current
immigration debate as it relates to homeland security. The paper will describe the current state of
the laws and executive orders and their impact on homeland security. The research will then be
interpreted in light of a personal Christian worldview.*
INSTRUCTIONS
The Research Paper: Outline Assignment should include a title page, abstract, thesis
statement, a conclusion of at least three sentences, and a reference page. Within your Research
Paper: Outline Assignment, show the major points and research to be discussed in your paper.
Make sure that there is significant discussion within the outline and not short bulleted points.
Include both supportive and opposing research. Use in-text citations to reference the sources.
The reference page should include a minimum of five scholarly sources as well as the course text
and Bible.
Outline Example:
I. INTRODUCTION
II. MAIN IDEA 1
A. Subtopic one
1. Research
B. Subtopic two
1. Research
2. Research
III. MAIN IDEA 2
A. Subtopic one
B. Subtopic two
C. Subtopic three
1. Research
a. Additional details
b. Additional details
IV. CONCLUSION
*Think of each main idea as a body paragraph in your paper. You may include as many
points as needed under each main idea and subtopic. Adjust the sub-headings to fit your
paper. The purpose of the outline is to keep your paper focused. It will help you logically
think through the writing of your paper as well as organize your research. Note that in
APA format, the text is to be double-spaced.
Research Paper: Final Assignment
OVERVIEW
This Research Paper: Final Assignment will help you further develop your academic research
and writing skills, as you are required to think critically about the research and analyze the topic.
Additionally, you will become more familiar with current law and policy that applies to
immigration and homeland security.
INSTRUCTIONS
The Research Paper: Final Assignment must be at least 8 pages of text, not including the title,
abstract, and reference pages, using current APA format. The Research Paper: Final
Assignment must focus on the current immigration debate as it relates to homeland security,

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describe the current state of the laws and executive orders, and address the impact on homeland
security. Finally, interpret the impact in light of a personal Christian worldview.
Your Research Paper: Final Assignment must make a point. Do not merely report what is.
Take what is, analyze it, interpret it in light of a personal Christian worldview, discuss options,
and discuss things you think should change. Support your ideas, give alternatives to current
practice and support them, and integrate material from textbook readings or lecture notes. If you
are of a different major taking this as an elective, integrate your field into this project. However,
do not write in the first person; keep an academic voice throughout the paper.
Your Research Paper: Final Assignment must be written in 12-point, Times New Roman font
with 1-inch margins. It must include an APA formatted title page. Include page numbers in
accordance with current APA guidelines. You must use a minimum of 5 scholarly sources in
addition to the course textbook and the Bible. You must submit the paper as a Microsoft Word
file.
Proper spelling, grammar, and sentence structure are expected. Short, choppy sentences are NOT
acceptable. This is a graduate-level course, and deductions will be made accordingly. You must
not use personal pronouns (I, me, we, us, our, etc.), and the standards of academic writing must
be applied. Have someone else proofread your paper before turning it in to ensure what you are
saying makes sense.