I prefer if more of the information comes from journal articles and also to incorporate the Finland case of their toxic water. All sources have to be from a reliable sources and please have a citation page that is not included in the 3 page research paper. I did put a total of 4 pages on the site but that is including the citation page. thank you if any questions contact me.
Research Project: Guidelines for Thesis and Sources
Thesis Statement Your thesis statement is a one (or two) sentence statement of the main idea, or central message, of your research project. Any argument you make in your paper should reflect this main idea. The sentence that captures your position on this main idea is referred to as the thesis statement. It should tell your reader what the project is about and also help guide you and keep your argument focused.
My Thesis: How much do we know about the toxin/chemicals in the water that we drink and use.
Tips: Be sure your main idea is clear. Keep the thesis as clear and as specific as possible; avoid vague words; carefully explain what you mean. The Purdue U website offers an excellent tutorial: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01…
Examples: â€¢ Topic (not a thesis statement): â€œAmericans need to eat healthierâ€ â€¢ Weak: â€œTo improve the health of our nation, Americans need to change the way we eat.â€ (here the focus is clear, but main points are not included) â€¢ Better: â€œTo improve the health of our nation, Americans need to cook more often, eat less processed foods, and eat more fruits and vegetables.â€ (Here focus is clear and main points are included) â€¢ Strong: As a nation, America suffers from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other related health problems. To improve our health, Americans need to cook more often, eat less processed foods, and eat more fruits and vegetables.â€ (Here focus is very clear and specific, main points are included, and your own position on the issue has been stated.)
Research Sources You must have at least five sources outside our readings. Sources can include websites, media, books and journals. You must include more than just websites. Sources can include journals, books, magazines, reputable newspapers, documentary TV or film, and websites. Websites should preferably be .edu or .gov sites and not personal webpages. The WP library databases are a good place to start.
Important: – To count as a source, information from the sources must be used in your paper/presentation. – Remember to carefully cite your sources (as well as our textbook) using APA style for both intext references and bibliography. APA Citation guide can be found at the library http://www.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/7d401bd3-a55f-4cc1-a…
On the other side you can see some examples of how to cite common sources:
APA Citation guide can be found at www.apa.org and at the WP library at http://www.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/7d401bd3-a55f-4cc1-a…
E.G: BOOKS WRITTEN BY ONE OR SEVERAL AUTHORS Job, A., & Job, K. (2004). The Brazilian rain forest. New York, NY: Basic Books.
E.G.: E-BOOKS Bambrick, J. (2009). Digital calligraphy? Itâ€™s not write! A dissent. [Google Books version]. Retrieved from http://books.google.com/booksid=calligraphy
E.G.: JOURNAL ARTICLES Sabatino, S. (2003). Memories of the energy crisis: How quickly we forget the lessons of the past. Journal of Energy and Resource Management, 16(3), 1-17.
E.G.: MAGAZINE ARTICLES Matthew, M. J., & Wolk, R. (1999, January). And you think itâ€™s hot here! A letter from the Tropic of Cancer. American Airlines Travel Club Magazine, 17, 6-11.
E.G.: WEB SITES American Psychological Association. (2013). Addictions. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/topics/addictions/index
E.G.: A SINGLE CHAPTERS IN AN EDITED BOOK Joachim, A. (2008). A humanist views the environment. In V. H. Wagner & K. W. Wagner (Eds.), Hot topics: Perspectives on the effects of global warming in Arizona (pp. 239-252). Durango, CO: Coyote Press.