This assignment consists of building upon the reflective essays you have completed thus far, with the
goal to help you expand your writing and critical thinking skills further. Choose one topic from the list
below in which you must narrow down. You are to write a research paper in which there is an
investigation and inquiry into a question and/or thesis statement that is analytical, expository or
argumentative, therefore answering it with detail and substantial supporting information. You need to
clearly indicate which platform you will be utilizing to express your topic. You will be graded on the
areas of critical thinking, information literacy, written communication, organization of paragraphs, use
of supporting literature. As the writer, you must formulate a persuasive arguments and/or counterarguments
to the reader (Professor Dawkins) providing your point of view on the topic. In your
conclusion, be sure to discuss what led to your interest in the topic you have chosen. Your paper is
required to consist of 10 full pages of written content this includes your abstract. Finally, you are
required to include an annotated bibliography for one your sources (Journal article) with your list of
This paper must include references the least six or more references,
scholarly articles and/or journals, books, no website or blogs.
Follow proper APA citation format in your paper and add a section on the
references you used at the end of the paper with a heading “Bibliography”.
The APA format guide is on Mercy.edu website.
Your paper should be typed in 12 font (Times New Roman, if possible) and
double space. All pages should be numbered.