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Writing for the Social Sciences
We invite you to watch the Video on Social Sciences. During the course of the next four sub-modules, you will complete a major writing assignment based on ideas from the Pew Research Center. The essay will be five (5) paragraphs and eight-hundred to one thousand (800-1000) words long.
Research & Documentation:
Three (3) document sources. You will need to research on the Internet.
Citations should be in APA format. References Page included.
The amount of Cited information should not exceed 25%
Watch these videos to get familiar with APA 7 In Text Citations and APA 7 References.
Formatting the Essay:
This essay will use APA formatting. The entire essay should:
Be double spaced, including the Reference page.
Contain one-inch margins all the way around, which is standard for Microsoft Word.
Present headers with Running head, Title, and Page Number on the first page (usually the title page)
Present Title and Page Number in headers on the second and all subsequent pages.
Feature an original title centered on the first page of the actual essay.
Include an abstract and title page.
Scoring the Essay:
Look over the Rubric
Read it carefully.
Your grade depends on it.