CMI 242 Research Paper
Product: 8-10 page paper in correct MLA style that focuses on one topic related to the psychological and or educational foundations for Christian educational ministry.
Purpose: This assignment is designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore a topic that is of particular interest to you and to practice research, critical thinking and writing skills. This is a preliminary preparation assignment for your final philosophy of ministry paper you will write in CED 421 during your senior year.
Parameters: Refined topic that focuses on a specific age/geographic/ethnic group and references at least one specific theoretical framework.
Possible topics: (There are hundreds of possible topics! These are offered to stimulate your thinking)
Step #1 Choose a topic and find 3 research articles about your topic. Write research article synopses.
Step #2 Create your research paper proposal. * This formal proposal should describe your topic and the theoretical construct you are planning to explore. Please describe your goal for this paper and the preliminary questions that you hope to answer in your research. Include a beginning annotated bibliography of at least 10 sources. This proposal should be typed and will be worth 20 points. You will determine your due dates.
Step #3 Complete research and write your detailed sentence outline. (30 points) *
Step #4 Write your final paper with attention to revisions and take your paper to the writing center before you turn it in.
* Please refer to the syllabus for assignment due dates.
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