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The final project for this course is the creation of a final research paper. The research paper must be on a topic relevant to class content. In the paper, students
need to present research and also draw and support a conclusion about the topic. Research papers must be objective in the presentation of the content. The final product represents an authentic demonstration of competency because students select their own topics appropriate to the course content and objectives, conduct independent research with minimal supervision from their professor, and create finished papers that meet all of the established criteria. The project is divided into four milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Four, Five, and Seven.
The main elements of the research paper will include:
The following list includes some possible topics for your final paper, but the actual topic choice is yours. You are certainly free to select a topic that is not on this list. This list is here to get you thinking and offer inspiration. If you wish to pick a topic not on the list, submit your topic for approval with details about what exactly you wish to pursue in the Topic Selection discussion topic in Module Two.
You need to submit a topic idea and some details about where you wish to take your research regardless of whether the desired topic is from the list or not.
Milestone One: Topic Selection
In Module Two, you will submit your topic selection. The topic selection should be submitted as a post to the discussion topic. Upon the professor’s approval, you should begin your research. This milestone will be graded separately using the Discussion Rubric. You will be graded based upon your participation. Feedback from the instructor and your peers may be applied to how you develop the topic of your final project.
Milestone Two: Outline
In Module Four, you will submit an outline of the final research project. This milestone will be graded separately using the Outline Rubric. Feedback should be applied to the final product.
Milestone Three: Rough Draft of Final Product
In Module Five, you will submit a rough draft of the final research project. The format should follow that of the final product itself. It should include an abstract, the body of the paper, a supported conclusion, and a listing of the sources in an actual reference section. The submission of the rough draft will be graded using the Milestone Three Guidelines and Rubric document. Feedback will be provided using the Rough Draft Rubric. This is your opportunity to see how you are meeting the criteria in the critical elements. Apply the feedback to your final product.
Milestone Four: Final Product
In Module Seven, you will submit the final research project. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the main elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric.
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