Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography
For this assignment, review the Annotated Bibliography Formatting Guidelines and address the following prompts:

Introductory paragraph to topic      (refer to the Final Paper guidelines for your topic selection).

Write an       introductory paragraph with at least 150 words that clearly explains the       topic, the importance of further research, and ethical implications.

Thesis statement.

Write a       direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the solution to       the problem that you will argue or prove in the Week 5 Final Paper. (A       thesis statement should be a concise, declarative statement. The thesis       statement must appear at the end of the introductory paragraph.)

Annotated bibliography.

Develop an       annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have       read.
Summarize in       your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global       societal issue for each annotation.
Address       fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you       found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs       long—150 words or more.
Include no       less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography that will       be used to support the major points of the Final Paper.
Demonstrate       critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to       support various positions of the topic.

The Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

Must be 1,000 to 1,250 words in      length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according      to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to      an external site.)Links to an external site.
Must include a separate title      page with the following:

Title of       paper
Student’s       name
Course name       and number
Instructor’s       name
Date       submitted

For further assistance with the      formatting and the title page, refer to APA      Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an      external site..
Must utilize academic voice.      See the Academic      Voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.      resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction      and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a      clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.

For       assistance on writing Introductions       & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external       site. as well as Writing a Thesis       Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.,       refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.

Must use at least five scholarly      sources.

The Scholarly,       Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external       site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on       appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific       source is appropriate for this assignment, contact your instructor. Your       instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific  source for an assignment. The Integrating Research (Links       to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial will offer  further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning.

Must document in APA style any      information used from sources, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s  In-Text      Citation Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must have no more than 15%      quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report.      References list will be excluded from the Turnitin originality score.

LINKS:
http://writingcenter.ashford.edu/introductions-conclusions
https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/d1ed61b5-8152-4f8e-948b-e162fd937c2f/1/Annotated%20Bibliography%20Tutorial.zip/story_html5.html
http://writingcenter.ashford.edu/annotated-bibliography
https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/420d54f6-c10c-4395-b5cc-6ec62a958837/1/Evaluating%20Sources.zip/story_html5.html
http://writingcenter.ashford.edu/academic-voice
http://writingcenter.ashford.edu/introductions-conclusions
http://writingcenter.ashford.edu/writing-a-thesis
https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/5408ee9b-e793-44d5-8a4d-e54bc6e72f74/1/Integrating%20Research.zip/story_html5.html
http://bpiwritingcenter.prod.acquia-sites.com/citing-within-your-paper

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