Final Research Paper Preparation
How to Begin: Review the Final Research Paper instructions in Week Five. To prepare for your Final Research Paper, complete the following assignment and submit it to your instructor for feedback.
Task: Provide a full-sentence outline for your Final Research Paper. Be sure to include your thesis statement in the outline. Also, provide a well-developed annotated bibliography with at least five scholarly sources related to your research topic.
Outline: Remember that the Final Research Paper will include a discussion of the political embattlement related to programs for the aged (i.e., Medicaid, Medicare, Disability, Welfare, Supplemental Security Income, and The Older Americans Act). Thus, your full-sentence outline is an opportunity to begin your discussion of this topic. For help in creating your full sentence outline, visit the How to Create a Full Sentence Outline.
Annotated Bibliography: You will need to locate scholarly sources that not only highlight the varied discourses, historical aspects, evolutions, and current impacts that inform the varied political stances, but that also illustrate options that could be helpful in relieving this potential burden (i.e., increased taxes, Social Security reform, or reduction in assistance). Your annotated bibliography must contain at least five scholarly sources, at least three of which must be found in the Ashford University Library. These sources must have been written within the last five years. In your annotated bibliography, you will need to provide a brief summary for each source and explain how it will support your points. Sources must be listed and cited according to APA style. To help you in developing your annotated bibliography, visit Annotated Bibliographies.
Your outline must be two pages in length (excluding the title page and annotated bibliography), and formatted according to APA style. Please remember to include a title page. For information regarding APA, outlines, and annotated bibliographies, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar