Partial Rough Draft of Final Research Paper
Please review the full requirements for the Final Research Paper before writing your rough draft. The point of a rough draft is to allow your instructor to get a good sense of your organizational writing skills, to examine the content of the essay, to evaluate your resources, and to provide you feedback that you will incorporate into your Final Research Paper that is due in Week Five. For your final paper, you will compare one of the topics above across two specific cultures of your own choosing. It may be helpful to brainstorm a list of cultures you are interested in researching. Then, you will need to begin conducting research on those cultures.
Thoroughly read through the research guide. The research you will do for this assignment will be a dynamic, multi-step process, and the research guide serves as a starting point for you. The research guide outlines the steps you will need to follow in order to complete your research, contains resources within the guide that may help you further decide on which cultures and/or topic to choose if you are undecided, and contains instructional tutorials to show you how to effectively search in the library.
To begin, select a topic from the following list:
- Rites of passage
Your Partial Rough Draft must include:
- An introductory paragraph containing a thesis statement that reflects the requirements of the Final Research Paper.
- A discussion of how two specific and contemporary (currently existing) cultures approach the topic.
- A comparison of your chosen topic across the two cultures you have selected.
- A concluding paragraph that reinforces your thesis and summarizes your main points.
- A bibliography that includes entries for each scholarly source you will use in your Final Research Paper.
- In-text citations that show where you will use your source sin you Final Research Paper.
The Partial Rough Draft must be three to four pages in length, excluding the title page, and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and in your annotated bibliography. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials,
Crapo, R. H. (2013). Cultural anthropology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.