This paper is a two part paper. The first part is the Research Topic Essay. This is a 2 page introduction paper to the actual research paper. The second part is the Research Essay. This is a 7 page paper that delves into the topic discussed and researched in the 2 page introduction paper. TOTAL OF 9 PAGES.
RESEARCH TOPIC ESSAYS represent 10% of the grade. Students are encouraged to explore a topic of interest, provide a proposed outline, do a preliminary literature review including an introductory paragraph describing the link to family violence, why it is an issue worthy of study, current research available, possible conclusions to investigate, etc. The length of the topic essay should be 2 pages typed, double spaced. This assignment will provide students with a head start on their research topic of interest.