Research Paper Instructions
The Research Paper must be 6–8 pages of text, not including the title page and bibliography page, using current Turabian format. You will choose the topic you write on, but your topic must be directly related to the study of terrorism.
Your paper must be written in 12-point, Times New Roman font with 1” margins all around. It must include a cover page with the paper title, student name, course name, and instructor name. Include page numbers in accordance with current Turabian guidelines. You must use a minimum of 5 sources from both online and printed source material. Save the paper as “ lastnamefirstinitial_cm.doc” (Ex. Murphy_cm.doc). You must use Microsoft Word (neither MS Works nor WordPerfect are acceptable).
Your paper 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 lectures. If you are of a different major taking this as an elective, integrate your field into this project.
Proper spelling, grammar, and sentence structure is expected. Short, choppy sentences are NOT acceptable. This is a college 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.
For assistance with Turabian style, see the Liberty University Online Library.
The Research Paper will be completed in three parts—the bibliography, outline, and the final Submission.
The bibliography is to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 3.
The outline is to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.
The final Submission is to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.