Annotated Bibliography and Final Paper

Crimes as social problems

Research Paper – Annotated Bibliography Instructions

The annotated bibliography will help to ensure that you use concrete evidence for your research paper. In order to create this annotated bibliography, you must find at least 5 scholarly sources that you plan to use in your paper. Each of your sources must be peer-reviewed and published within the last 7 years.

Remember that you can use the article you found for your article review as 1 of your sources. Organize your annotations by topic; this will be helpful to you when you compose your paper. Your bibliography will be graded based on its adherence to the grading rubric, as well as to the guidelines explained in the current APA manual.

There are times when an annotated bibliography will not only state the thesis and scope of the study, but name the hypothesis of the study and the population which was studied. In addition, methodology and the main points will mention if the study was a survey, type of experiment, a case study, and who the subjects were, including how they were recruited.

For each entry (or source) on your annotated bibliography, you must:

1.              Summarize the main idea in 2–4 sentences.

2.              Relate the material found in the source to your research topic using an additional 1–2 sentences.

3.              Add quotes that you may want to use in your final paper in current APA style.

4.              Include important page numbers in order to locate easily in current APA style.

5.              Evaluate the background of the author and the intended audience.

6.              Point out the source’s potential usefulness to your research.

Annotated Bibliography for APA entry example:

Purdue Online Writing Law – Owl

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/03/

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.

Research Paper – Final Submission Instructions

By the end of Module/Week 7, you must submit the final version of your research paper. The paper must thoroughly address your chosen social problem, investigate possible solutions for the problem, incorporate all of the sources that you included in the annotated bibliography, and have a properly formatted reference page. Remember that you must discuss the roles that the church, the family, and the community should play in the solutions to the problem. Additionally, be sure to incorporate biblical support for the positions and opinions that you express.

Review the grading rubric to improve the quality of your paper. Your paper will be submitted through SafeAssign, a tool used to detect plagiarism.

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.

References already used for article review

Luciana, M., & Ewing, S. W. F. (2015). Introduction to the special issue: Substance use and the adolescent brain: Developmental impacts, interventions, and longitudinal outcomes. Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse.

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