Research Paper: Research papers will engage in-depth with one topic related to c

Research Paper: Research papers will engage in-depth with one topic related to course material, in 6-8 pages double-spaced. Your paper should address proposed resolutions to the described social issues and must focus on the Canadian social context. Further instructions will be provided in class.
Research papers will be graded based on the following criteria:
Research
Sources are relevant to the topic and appropriate for study
Topic is researched and described in sufficient depth
Effective synthesis, making logical connections between resources and social issues
Minimum of five appropriate academic references (i.e. peer-reviewed books and journal articles). On top of these, you are welcome to also include non-academic resources (i.e. websites, documentaries, blogs, etc)
Content
Clearly defined focus and arguments
Fully explore important aspects of the topic in sufficient depth and detail
Comprehension of research, explained fully, clearly, and accurately
Reasoned arguments supported with evidence and analysis
Application of theories to social issues
Recognition of broader implications of social issues
Depth of critical analysis
Writing
Well-organized, with logical and systematic connections
Written clearly and comprehensible; convey coherent and intended meanings
Grammar, accurate and effective sentence structure
Vocabulary, appropriate for postsecondary level
Academic tone (avoids slang, etc)
Effective use of quotations and references
Personal opinion, I statements and subjectivity are welcome, (backed up evidence-based knowledge)

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