Research paper basics: 8-10 pages in length APA formatted Minimum

Research paper basics: 

  • 8-10 pages in length 
  • APA formatted 
  • Minimum six (6) sources – at least two (2) from peer reviewed journals 
  • Include an abstract, introduction, and conclusion 
  • See rubric for more detailed grading criteria 

Some good questions to ask yourself before turning in your research paper: 

  • Is the paper of optimal length? 
  • Is the paper well organized? 
  • Is the paper clear and concise? 
  • Is the title appropriate? 
  • Does the abstract summarize well? 
  • Are individual ideas assimilated well? 
  • Are wording, punctuation, etc. correct? 
  • Is the paper well motivated? 
  • Is interesting problem/issue addressed? 
  • Is knowledge of the area demonstrated? 
  • Have all key reference been cited? 
  • Are conclusions valid and appropriate?