The White Paper
Your final paper is where you will weave the first two elements (the White Paper and Literature Review) together, and incorporate your analysis, to create a coherent paper that is 13-15 pages in length. While it is inappropriate (not to mention a violation of university policy) to cut-and-paste from past assignments in old courses into new ones, this research project is evolutionary and builds itself up from a white paper into a completed product. For this reason, in this class it is permissible to paste the information (as appropriate and as it makes sense) from the first two assignments assigned into your final assignment.
Format: Your final paper should include a title page, body, and reference page. Your paper should have one-inch borders on all four sides, use times new roman-12 point font, be double spaced, and not have an extra space in-between paragraphs. (You may need to turn this off in MS word by going to “paragraph” and clicking ‘Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style’). Since this is an INLT course you need to use the Turabian author-date (aka parenthetical) style with a “References” page.
Your final papers should include the following sections.
Introduction. This section should be written last and should pull from some of the elements of your white paper. You will need to clearly provide an overview of the topic you are writing about, a concise synopsis of the issues, state your issue, and discuss why the situation is important to investigate. Writing the introduction last is helpful in ensuring that you’ve incorporated any changes that may have taken place over the course of your research. This section should be about 1 page in length.
Literature Review. Your literature review section is a synthesis of the sources that you identified in your second assignment in addition to other sources that you have identified to support your research. This section should be 5-6 pages in length.
Analysis and Findings. This section and the conclusion discussed below are essentially the two newest components of your final paper. You analysis and findings section should provide a narrative of your analysis and the analytical arguments that you will make as a result of your findings. In this section you will discuss … Within this section you should provide support that answers your research question. This section should be 5-6 pages in length.
Conclusion. This section will contain concluding analytical arguments based on what the analysis has revealed. Here you will discuss some of the techniques and strategies that can be used to help..
Like any conclusion, it should provide a synopsis of the project, the strategy, the results, and what the analysis adds to our body of knowledge. Within your conclusion you should also offer suggestions for avenues of future research for other scholars as all knowledge is evolutionary. This section should be 1-2 pages in length.
References. This section will contain all of the sources you made reference to within the body of your paper. The should be listed using the Turabian author-date form and arranged alphabetically according to author last name.