- Apply the three-step process of writing: plan, write, and complete.
- Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.
- Complete the first draft and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required; use paragraphs,
avoiding lists and bullets.
- Use 12-point Times New Roman font, double-space all text, and use one-inch margins.
- The first page should be a title page that includes the following:
- Title of presentation
- Student's name
- Course name and number
- Instructor's name
- Date submitted
- Use page headers and footers that include page numbers.
- Your paper should begin with an Executive Summary. The Executive Summary appears at the beginning of the
paper, but it is the last section that is written. Introduce the subject and why the subject is important. Preview
the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered. Establish the tone of the document. This
introductory section is the hook to grab the reader's interest.
- In the body of your paper, break out each main idea you will use and provide evidence. Show some type of
division using headings and subheadings. Avoid long paragraphs.
- Use visual communication to further clarify and support the written part of your report. You could use example
graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, animation, video clips, pictograms, tables, and
- Your paper should end with a Summary or Conclusion, which restates your objective and convinces your
reader to accept your plan.
- The final page of your paper should be a Reference page, Bibliography, or Works Cited page showing your
sources of research. There should be corresponding in-text citations or footnotes for each of these referenced
sources. While we study wiki websites in this course, use of them as a valid resource is discouraged.
- All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy