national security interests
Each student is required to submit a paper (minimum of 12 pages, not including title, reference, or other non-text pages, diagrams, etc.) using the following parameters: the student selects a topic from within the scope of this course, conducts a detailed analysis and presents the results. The results should include the nature of the program, initiative or case study and its importance to national security interests. Include reference to government directive, order or law, and concluding assessment. Note that abstracts and Table of Contents pages are not desired by the instructor. The papers must be of high quality and in APA format (several APA formatting sources are attached below). All information that is not original to the student must be cited properly.
A minimum of 3-5 sources must be used for each paper. Your essay will be automatically uploaded to Turnitin.com and an originality report will be generated for you. No action is needed on your part. Please contact your instructor if you have questions about this process or your report. Papers must be submitted into Assignments as an attached Word document for grading. Note that all materials submitted into the classroom are considered submitted for grading unless clearly noted as draft.
Listing sources on a reference page does not constitute citation. Citation to sources is required whether or not the student uses direct quotes. Information that is summarized or paraphrased from research sources must be cited. Note that the papers will be graded in accordance with the Rubric and formatting materials posted in the Resources section of the classroom. Note that Wikepedia is not considered a valid source for reference. Citations to Wikepedia will not be considered as valid sources and will count against the overall grade of the paper. PLEASE review the materials on APA format that are posted in Resources. The “I don’t know APA” excuse will not fly, all the information needed to correctly format papers is in the classroom.