Choose-Your-Own-Adventure (CYOA) Research Topic Paper Read the articles, think a
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure (CYOA) Research Topic Paper
Read the articles, think about them and relate them to what you have learned this semester, and write a two page paper.
Note: These research papers are not a personal narrative using first person, nor is it a report on your findings about your topic. Instead, it is a piece of writing that requires a more abstract, critical, and thoughtful level of inquiry. Writing a strong research paper means you have familiarized yourself with the writing of experts on your chosen topic (through your scholarly articles), and then compared their opinions, findings, etc., with your own thinking (your personal leisure philosophy and what you have learned during this course). So, you will need to refer to (quote, even) your expert sources to support a claim (or thesis) you make about your topic. Your job is to integrate evidence and your personal insights and connect these to your own assertion of a personal philosophy of leisure.
In your research topic paper make sure to:
State your chosen contemporary issue and emphasis area
Present the contemporary issue and state how that issue should be approached from your personal philosophy of leisure
Cite your journal sources. You are required to have at least five sources (listed on your reference list), with a minimum of three scholarly research articles required. You must cite at least three of the sources in your paper.
Concisely demonstrate an understanding and application of the concepts taught during this course. Concepts should be integrated into your own insights.
In-depth discussion and elaboration in all sections of the paper
Tie together information from all the sources. While you must use headings to separate the different sections of your paper, your writing should flow from one issue to the next without relying on the headings. If you need a refresher on how to use section headings, you can find that here: APA 7th edition style (Links to an external site.).
Style Guidelines for Submission:
Be sure to list your resources and include in-text citations using APA 7th edition style (Links to an external site.)
Use headings to organize the sections of your paper
Use one-inch margins
Paper should fill a full 2 pages
Times New Roman or Times 12-point font
Double space your paper
Include a reference list (does not count towards your page limit)
Include your full name and a title for your paper
Submissions must be uploaded as either a .doc, .docx or .pdf file extension.
100 total points available.
95–100 points: The student completes the written assignment following the provided instructions. The paper has a limited number of grammatical and spelling errors, effective organization, and clear content, and is legible and generally well written. The paper adheres to the font, margin, and spacing criteria. The paper specifically addresses the assignment purpose.
80–94 points: The student completes the written assignment following the provided instructions. Some grammatical and spelling errors are present. The paper does not meet one or more of the criteria for readability, organization, clarity of content, and overall quality. The paper adheres to the font, margin, and spacing criteria. The paper fails in some way to meet the purpose of the assignment.
50–79 points: The student fails to follow the provided instructions completely. The paper includes numerous grammatical and spelling errors. The paper is not well organized, lacks readability, and is poorly prepared overall. Margins, font, and spacing do not meet criteria. The paper fails to meet the purpose of the assignment.
0–49 points: The student does not follow the provided instructions. The paper contains so many grammatical and spelling errors as to be unreadable. There is little in the way of organization, and the content is not well prepared. Margins, font, and spacing do not meet the established criteria. Due to the lack of readability and poor organization, the paper fails to meet any part of the purpose of the assignment.