Length: 7-8 pages
Format: All papers should be typed and double-spaced. Students should format their papers with Times/Times Roman 12 point font. Do not add an extra space between paragraphs. Include a cover page with a title (not just Assignment 2), your name and student number, name of course and instructor, and date.
You must consult a minimum of five scholarly books or articles as sources for this assignment. Do not use Wikipedia or any other similar websites. Formulate a thesis statement, include a road map, and argue your point with the assistance of concrete examples from your sources. Include a title page, proper documentation (footnotes or endnotes including page numbers in Chicago Style) and a bibliography.
A research paper or a term paper is the study and analysis of a variety of sources on a particular topic.
Steps to follow:
1. Choose a topic
2. Search for scholarly peer-reviewed sources on that topic.
3. Read through these sources carefully and take notes.
4. Formulate an argument, a thesis statement about the topic that emerges from your understanding of what you have read.
5. Make a outline of your paper
6. Write a draft of your paper making sure that your main points support your argument and can be backed up by concrete examples from your sources.
7. Revise and submit the final version of your paper.
Topic: Rise in the Population of Urban Aboriginals
1. Select a city or two to study
2. Note the rise in the increase of aboriginal population over a specific period of time
3. Make suggestions based on your research for the reasons for this rise i.e. need for employment, better access to health care, or educational facilities, or housing, or a combination of the above.
4. Rank these factors as suggested by the data.
5. Form a thesis statement based on your findings, for example, “In Saskatoon in the period from 1990 – 2005, the 17% rise in the urban population had to do with the lack of employment in rural communities and on reserves”.
6. Build your thesis statement (argument) using examples that support it from your research. Mention also the exceptions—cases where research indicates that other factors were more prominent in a given year and attempt to explain that.
7. Note the secondary reasons for the migration that come to your attention from your research.
8. Summarize your findings in your concluding paragraph.