In 2-3 pages, using your own words and APA formatting, examine the connection between stalking and domestic violence. Be sure to discuss the laws surrounding both of these issues and any difficulties that may arise in detection and/or prosecution?
Grammar/Spelling- needs to be on point.
“That”-unnecessary use of the word “that” seemed to be a prevalent issue This habit can be very distractive to the reader and demonstrates poor grammar. overcome this problem, anytime you use the word “that” in a sentence, go back and read the sentence leaving the word “that” out. If the sentence makes sense without the word, leave it out.
Spaces- Minor issue, but APA rules require two-spaces after every period.
Paper Length-The paper length requirement does not include your Cover page, Reference page, or the Abstract page or the References page. The font should be set at a #12 font. In most cases (unless an instructor says no) it is okay if your paper goes longer than the minimum, but it should never be shorter than the minimum number of pages! Also, make sure you set your paper at a two (double) spaces between lines.
With the APA format, you need four separate subsections, the cover page, a page titled “Abstract” a page titled “Discussion” and the “References” page.
Cover page- includes the title of your paper, your name, and the University’s name.
Abstract Page– The abstract is a brief summary of the paper, allowing readers to quickly review the main points and purpose of the paper. The abstract should be between 150-250 words. Abbreviations and acronyms used in the paper should be defined in the abstract.
Discussion- The main body of your paper. With-in the main body, there must be a t least one in-text reference for every reference used on the References page.
References page-The part of the paper where you list all references used in your paper.
Citations (in-text and in References page sections) – In-text references/citations should in the body of your paper anytime you use outside information (not your thought) and that reference/citation should match those listed on your Referencespage.
A couple reference/citation side notes:
When a website is cited, I want the EXACT link to the page where you got your information, not a home page etc. When I grade papers, I must be able to reference the outside information you are using in your paper.
Wikipedia is NOT a recognized reference.
THE BOTTOM LINE- your paper MUST include;
- Cover page,
- An Abstract page where you BRIEFLY tell the reader what you are going to write about to include your “argument(s)” or points you intend to cover,
- A main body (“Discussion” page) where you go into detail over your main points. Your Discussion page MUST contain in-text references that relate directly to you references page listing so I know where you used the information from each reference in the main body of your essay,
- A References page where you list all references used in your paper.
Your paper must be supported by the MINIMUM of TWO of references/citations (one being from an outside, non GU source) and those must be readily identified in the text (in-text references) and on the References page.