Research Paper Outline Instructions

This assignment will enable to you to begin work on the Research Paper. It will also allow your instructor to give feedback to make sure you are on the right track regarding your Research Paper. You are encouraged to view the Research Paper Instructions before beginning the Research Paper Outline assignment.

 

The Research Paper Outline must include a title page, abstract page, outline, and reference page. The outline itself must be 2–3 pages (not including the title page, abstract page, or reference page). You must follow the outline, listed on the next page, in current APA format.

 

As you work through the outline given, you must include at least 3–4 sentences that describe the position that you will take for each item listed as it relates to personality. You must support your opinion on how each of the items listed in the outline relate to personality and this must be supported with research. In-text citations are imperative. If you do not include any in-text citations in this assignment, you will receive a zero.

 

This is where you have the opportunity to find research to support your position on each of the items listed below. For example, you may believe that personality is based on nuture and that nature only plays a small part. In this case, you will want to find research that supports this stance. This is the information that you will include under the heading nature versus nurture.

 

It is important for this assignment to be in current APA format. Make sure to use proper headings. This assignment must be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file. Assignments that are not submitted as a Microsoft Word file will not be accepted.

 

The reference page must include 6 scholarly references that were published within the last 7 years. After this assignment, you will have 6 of the 10 scholarly references needed for your paper.

 

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

General Outline

Title Page

            Make sure that the title page is in current APA format.

Abstract Page

An abstract must reflect the purpose and content of the paper. Report, rather than evaluate, what is in the paper and include the most important concepts. Be concise. The abstract must be 150–250 words.

Introduction (Paragraph)

The introduction must begin at the top of page 3 under the title. The word “Introduction” must not be included as a header. This is merely a prompt to encourage you to remember to complete an appropriate introductory paragraph.

          Introduce the problem.

          Develop any background material.

          Explain your approach to solving the problem.

Thesis Statement

A thesis statement is part of the introduction and must summarize your entire paper from beginning to end in a short statement.

          This will not be a heading listed. The thesis statement is usually located at the end of your introductory paragraph.

Foundations of Personality

          Nature versus Nurture

          The Unconscious

          View of Self

Progression of Personality

          Development

          Motivation

          Maturation

Biblical Integration

How do the items listed above connect with biblical principles?

(Note: This section may be omitted if biblical integration is clearly addressed in other portions of the paper. Either way, it needs to be clearly and significantly addressed.)

Conclusion

            Make sure to include a concluding paragraph.

Reference Page

 

This is not a copy of your Annotated Bibliography, but it is an actual reference page in current APA format. There must be at least 6 scholarly references on the reference page.

 
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