You are writing a persuasive paper which allows the reader to understand both si

You are writing a persuasive paper which allows the reader to understand both sides of a controversial issue and accept your position as a valid one. Your topic should show that the paper is addressing a debatable concern. If your thesis is something that is generally agreed upon or accepted as fact then there is no reason to try to persuade people and you should choose another topic. Prepare your paper towards an audience that has no or limited knowledge of what you wish to discuss. Consider what information the reader needs to know in order to understand your paper. Include key theories and define key terms and present information such as statistics that help to expound on the nature of the controversies being addressed.
Title Page
The title page is the first numbered page. Choose any topic related to Psychology. The title page is in the form of a question that clearly indicates the topic. This question must be a debatable one that presents a debate or controversy within the topic and asks a question that could be argued on either side. You must label each section with Headings and Sub-headings as necessary in bold type.
Introduction – Minimum 1 page
The Controversial Issue
1) Describe a controversial issue on a particular topic.
The Main Ideas
2) Familiarize the reader with the general topic that you are discussing by providing comprehensive information about the main ideas.
Background– Minimum 2 pages
The Arguments
1) Discuss in detail the arguments for both sides.
Effects on Society
2) Explain the positive and negative effects of the issues on society.
Evaluations of the arguments
3) Provide evaluations of the arguments of both sides by explaining their advantages and disadvantages.
Literature Review – Minimum 2 pages
Research and discuss at least 2 journal articles that relate to your topic. Thoroughly explain 2 Pro and 2 Opposing positions by others which clearly present both sides of the issues being discussed. Provide supporting evidence including reasons, examples, facts, statistics, and/or quotations that support both positions.
Pro Position – Minimum 1 page
Take a pro position and argue for this side of the debate. You are trying to convince others that your view is the correct one by logically arguing for your side. Present a valid argument in support of why your position is the better option.
Conclusion – Minimum 1 page
Summary of the Arguments
1) You should present a summary of the arguments you have made for both sides. Discuss how the evidence, examples, and arguments previously presented work to support your pro-position.
Solution
2) Provide an accurate and logical explanation of your recommendation as to a solution of the problem.
Reference Page
This Term Paper is also a lesson in responsibility which is an important time management skill. It is highly recommended that you submit your Term Paper early. If I do not receive your essay by the due date and time, you will receive 0 points. No exceptions!
TERM PAPER FORMAT: Your title page should be the first page and your Reference page should at the end of your paper. Your Term Paper should be formatted as follows with these Headings and Sub-headings.
Title Page
Introduction
The Controversial Issue
The Main Ideas
Background
The Arguments
Effects on Society
Evaluations of the arguments
Literature Review
Pro Position
Conclusion
Summary of the Arguments
Solution
References
THERE ARE NO LATE TERM PAPERS ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Per the Student Acknowledgment and your Syllabus, late papers are NOT accepted. The due date is the last day the paper can be turned in. TURN YOUR PAPER IN EARLY TO AVOID LAST MINUTE DIFFICULTIES!
GRADING: The following is applied when your Term Papers are graded.
GRADING: The following is applied when your Term Papers are graded.
Excellent 90-100 pts: The Term Paper is submitted by the due date and fulfills all required elements of the instructions. It is not missing any Sections and fully addresses
all sections. It displays extra effort. All Headings and Sub-Headings are included in your paper.
Good 80-89 pts: The Term Paper is submitted by the due date and fulfills almost all required elements of the instructions. It is not missing any Sections and addresses all sections. All Headings and Sub-Headings are included in your paper.
Fair 70-79 pts: The Term Paper is submitted by the due date and fulfills most required elements of the instructions. It is not missing any Sections but may not fully address all sections. All Headings and Sub-Headings are included in your paper.
Poor 60-69 pts: The Term Paper is submitted by the due date and fulfills some of the required elements of the instructions. It is missing 1 section and/or does not fully address all sections. All Headings and Sub-Headings are included in your paper.
Fail 36-59 pts: The Term Paper is submitted by the due date and fulfills some of the required elements of the instructions. It is missing 1 or more sections or does not fully address all sections, or there is plagiarism. 1 or more Headings and Sub-Headings are not included in your paper.
Fail 1-35 pts: The Term Paper is submitted by the due date and fulfills some of the required elements of the instructions. It is missing 1 or more sections or does not fully address all sections, or there is plagiarism or there is no citations or references. 1 or more Headings and Sub-Headings are not included in your paper.
Fail 0 pts: The Term Paper is not submitted by the due date.
Term Papers are graded on these requirements which include, but not be limited to:
The Term Paper is sent in by the due date
Comprehensiveness and completeness of your responses
Adherence to the written instructions
Spelling and grammar
Demonstration of critical thinking, scholarship, and ability to connect and apply the material
Follow APA style.
The paper should not exceed 10 pages including the Title page and Reference page.
Type-written, double-spaced and 1 inch margins.
There is no abstract section for this assignment.
The paper topic relates to the class.
The running head contains the title of the paper and is flush left.
The page number is flush right at the top of the page.
Paragraph headings and subheadings are included for all sections.
Papers that do not include all of the required Headings and Sub-Headings are given a grade no higher than 59/100.
Title Page
The title is in the form of a question that clearly indicates the topic.
The title page includes the; Title, Date, Your name, Course and Instructor’s name.
The title page is the first numbered page.
The title page is on a separate page.
Introduction Section
A minimum of 1 page.
A description of a controversy surrounding a particular topic is included.
Comprehensive information about the main ideas is included.
Background Section
A minimum 2 pages
Includes a detailed discussion of the arguments and views for both sides.
Explains the positive and negative effects of the issues on society.
Provide evaluations of the arguments of both sides and their advantages/disadvantages.
Literature Review
A minimum of 2 pages
Includes research on 2 or more journal articles.
Includes 2 Pro and 2 Cons positions by others.
Pro Position
A minimum of 1 page.
Includes a position and argument for the Pro side of the debate.
Conclusion
A minimum of 1 page.
Includes a summary of the arguments.
Includes the proper “side” to take.
Citations and References
All citations (quoting from a work) are correct. Example; According to Smith (2000), “Students had some difficulty using APA style” (p.199).
All Citations in the text of your paper are included in the Reference page under the same name.
Citations are included in your paper as required.
All References are included as citations in the text of your paper.
How to cite a source found in another source, such as a Journal article
If you do not have access to or not using the original source, you cite the original as contained in the secondary source. The in-text citation should include both authors. (the author(s) of the original source and the author(s) of the secondary source).
Citation example: (Greene, 2006, as cited in Collins, 2010). Collins, 2010 is the journal article which you read and is a secondary source.
Reference List: Provide the details of both the original and secondary sources. In this example; the details of Collins 2010 is the journal article, the details of Greene, 2006. The original source can be located as a Reference at the end of the journal article. You can copy and paste this into your Reference List.
Reference Page
The reference page is separate and is recommended to be 1 page maximum.
All references in the Reference Page are in alphabetical order.
References are in the correct APA format. An example of a reference from a book using APA style; Conklin, John E. (2001). Criminology. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Correctness and quality of works cited, quality, quantity, & thoroughness of research, adherence to and thoroughness of topic, relevancy and clarity of argument, persuasiveness and accuracy of conclusions, clarity and novelty of approach, difficulty of subject matter, grammar and spelling, adherence to instructions.
There should not be generalizations without sufficient data, no stereotyping, and analogies should be based on things that are truly similar. Causes and effects are really causes and effects, and are not related to something else. Conclusions follow your arguments logically. Do not overuse emotions.
How convincing your overall argument is can be significantly affected by the paper’s quality of grammar and spelling. Poor spelling, incorrect usage of words, and awkward sentences suggest incorrectness of thought which lead to disbelief in an argument on the part of the reader. Ensure that you are saying what you want to say in a paper, and that any reader can easily understand your argument.