Research Paper Instructions
Please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions, contact your instructor.
You can choose to write it as a research paper on the topic itself, or a research paper with a theme of “for or against” the topic you choose. A “for or against” paper will still have research completed but will have research that gives support for, and research that gives support against your topic. In either situation the last paragraph will be your stance/opinion on the subject.
The minimum word count for the paper is one thousand (1000) words. You must include a bibliography or list of references (minimum 3 outside sources) at the end of the paper. Follow APA guidelines for your paper
Your discussion of the issue must cover:
- The Internet privacy/eithics issue;
- Why the issue exists;
- What is being done to address the issue, and
- What you think should be done to resolve the privacy issue. (This is the final paragraph only)
Your paper will be graded based upon the 4 areas described above, as well as a portion (20 points) for the use of references, spelling, grammar, formatting and organization. Be sure to include a bibliography in your paper specifying the articles to which you refer in your paper. If you do not refer to an article in your paper, do not include it in the list of references. You must refer to those articles using APA citation format in the body of your paper. The reference section MUST also be in APA format. Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference.
You are encouraged to contact the CWU Writing Center for more information and assistance for writing your paper and formatting APA style.
A good place to start for ideas on your opinion paper is http://www.eff.orgthe Cyberethics textbook contains a number of privacy issues that you might address in your paper. Be sure to look at the format of the included example of a well- written opinion paper listed below