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Final Research Paper Assignment
The student will write a research paper of a new technology, an innovation of an existing technology, or a new
development in an existing technological field. The student will select a topic related to Technology in Society
ideas, topics, and discussions covered. Students must compare and contrast the effects of the topic within a
global society. The paper will be written utilizing proper academic practices and correctly cited references using
APA, this includes any or all photos within the research paper.
Research Paper Guidelines
It must follow accepted APA guidelines. If you are unsure of what is expected, I suggest that you go to the
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) for guidelines on references and formatting. Here are links to a
sample APA Research Papers that you can use as a reference:
http://www.thewritesource.com/apa/apa.pdf
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/18/
Papers should also meet the guidelines stated in the syllabus. These are:
• The paper must be typed using 12 pt font, with 1 inch margins, double spaced using Arial or Times New
Roman.
• The header will be located on the first page; it will be left justified beginning on line one. The header will
include the title of the paper and page number.
• Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, are a must.
• Whenever the content involves a list of any kind, bullets should be used, unless a rank order is needed and then
numbered items will be used. (Use the bulleting and numbering tool available in your word processor).
• The body or text of this paper will be no less than two pages in length, excluding photos, the cover page, and
the reference page.
• The paper will have no fewer than 3 correctly cited references.
• Technological topics for the research papers can readily be found in a variety of publications. Just a few
examples include the textbook, magazines, newspapers, the Internet, and books.
• No abstract required.
• All assignments to be submitted through SafeAssign. I will not accept papers that are rated over 20%

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