Sir Dexter – Homelessness in America
Write a 6-8 page research paper on Homelessness in America
Format: The paper should follow APA style, in both the overall format of the paper and in the documentation of sources. It should be double-spaced, with 1″ margins. Use a 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman. Include a title page, abstract, and reference page. Length of paper: It should be at least 1,000 words in the body (not counting the Title Page, Abstract, Introductory text, Conclusion, References, Graphs, Tables, and Appendices).
Think of the Abstract as a stand-alone document ? a preview of sorts ? for example, a block of text you would post on Amazon.com for anyone who wanted to know what you wrote about before ordering or purchasing copies of your entire research document. The Abstract provides a brief and comprehensive summary of the study. It should be accurate (do not include information here that is not in the body of the manuscript), self-contained (spell out abbreviations), concise (120 -150 words, 250 words maximum, 100 words minimum), and specific (begin this section with the most important information and limit it to the four or five most important concepts, findings, or implications of the study or of your research). Do NOT simply cut and paste text already written in the body of the paper.
Paragraph or two (at least 100 words) addressing:
Why is this issue relevant or important? To whom is it important?
The Introduction is organized to move from general information to specific information
Do NOT use the Introduction to summarize your paper. The Abstract is for that. Use the Introduction to capture the reader?s attention and lead them into the body of text.
Body of Paper
Length of paper: It should be at least 1,000 words in the body (not counting the Title Page, Abstract, Introductory text, Conclusion, References, Graphs, Tables, and Appendices).
Content of paper is well organized in paragraphs that are unified, coherent, and effective, with transitions between ideas. The student shows familiarity with the reading. Well written, critical, analytical and informed thinking is evident.The student does not overuse quotes to write their paper.
A closing summary (100 word minimum), that clearly reminds the reader of the preceding content, and makes recommendations on how to deal with any of the ?population? issues on a social, political or economic level. I prefer the student use an internal heading for this; either Summary or Conclusion.