Your Final Research Paper will be assessed on the following components:

  • Structure
  • Development
  • Style
  • Grammar
  • APA formatting
  • Resources


Submission Information

: Complete the tasks above and save the document as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. Submit your assignment via the

Assignment Submission

button. Please use a naming convention for your assignment file that includes your last name and the week number. So, your Final Research Paper assignment should bear a file name that looks like: smithENG122w5.docx or smithENG122w5.pdf.

The Final Research Paper

  • Must have a body length of five to seven double-spaced pages formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:

    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought, well-supported claims, and properly cited evidence.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use and cite at least five scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.