Diversity and Ethics
Note: As we outlined in Module 7, all of your previous work serves as the construction materials from which this final research paper is built. The sequence of activities for creating your final paper that we recommended last week is repeated here. Be prepared to edit, rearrange, and rewrite your paper multiple times. The final integrated paper will probably be 4,500-6,000 words. Note that it is due on Wednesday rather than at the final Sunday (11:59 PM ET). This will enable your instructor to prepare your final paper for use in both final course grading and competency scoring within the window provided by the College.
Instructions: Begin by organizing your work in the order of the scaffolded assignments: Research Proposal, Literature Review, Diversity and Ethics. Add to those the transcript of your oral presentation as well as copies of the feedback and suggestions provided by faculty and classmates. Make sure you have APA citation information for all the additional scholarly sources you’ve gathered since your initial Literature Review.
Create a new document to hold the sections for your final paper. You should be ready to finalize those section headings now. You cannot simply insert minor changes to the original papers. Each draft section must be thoroughly revised and rewritten to incorporate the feedback provided as well as additional scholarly sources necessary to fully support your thesis. Your revised work must reflect clear evidence of improved research, writing, analysis, synthesis, and argument development skills.
Begin your document by drafting a working thesis for your final paper. Be prepared to edit after you’ve completed all sections of the final paper. Leave your introduction section empty for now. (As E.M. Forster said, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”)
The result of these steps should be a very rough draft of your final paper. As you further revise and refine it, keep in mind this basic framework that your final submission should follow:
The final submission you work on and submit on the final Wednesday should follow this basic framework:
Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Submit Assignment” in the upper right corner. Click on “Browse,” browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to the Browse button. Enter your comments, if any, in the Comments area. Click on “Submit Assignment.”