Research Paper: Topic Computer Virus
You will be required to write one research paper this semester. The specifications are as follows:
1. 8-10 pages (double-spaced) Times New Roman 12 pt font. This requirementis for writen pages, cover pages, reference page, etc. don’t count.
2. Must have Abstract, Table of Contents, Introduction, Conclusion and section headings
3. Choose any topic related to the course and write about the latest developments and issues.
4. Use at least seven references outside of your textbook (you may use your textbook too, but are not required to).
5. In addition to the required number of pages for the assignment, you must also Include a reference page (bibliography), written in APA style and a title page. Be sure to give all of your papers a descriptive title!
6. You must get your topic approved by the end of Week 2.
7. You must provide a 1-page outline of your paper by the end of Week 3. Your outline must include citations to three references (other than your textbook) and a brief summary of at least three references that you will use in your paper.
8. You must submit a rough draft at the end of Week 5. This is to be a complete paper, meeting the page requirements – not a partially completed paper. Points will be deducted for short or incomplete papers. Your rough draft will not be graded by the rubric, but helpful feedback will be provided to indicate where you are falling short. You may correct any deficiencies before resubmitting your final draft at the end of Week 7.
9. Typewritten in double-spaced format with a readable style and font and submitted inside the electronic classroom (unless classroom access is not possible and other arrangements have been approved by the professor).
10. Page margins Top, Bottom, Left Side and Right Side = 1 inch, with reasonable accommodation being made for special situations
11. Your paper must be in your own words, representing original work. Paraphrases of others’ work must include attributions to the authors. Limit quotations to an average of no more than 3-5 lines, and use quotations sparingly! It is always better to paraphrase than to directly quote.