First, select any Journal Article a relevant article to the course regarding the regulation of, or response to, Weapons of Mass Destruction and conduct an Article Review.. It should be related to the course or course materials. The intent is for students to do some external research away from the textbook and find an Article in the AMU/APUS Library. Students should search the library’s online databases, such as ProQuest, EbscoHost, and others, to find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles.
Additionally, the review of the journal article is an evaluation of the article’s strengths, weaknesses, and validity. It is used to inform of the article’s value through your explanation, interpretation, and analysis. As you do this, ask the major questions that are central to the review process:
1. What is the purpose of this article?
2. Why is it important to investigate or examine the subject of the article?
3. How are the authors carrying out the task? Are their methods and comments appropriate and adequate to the task?
4. What do they claim to have found out? Are the findings clearly stated?
5. How does this advance knowledge in the field?
The paper should be approximately 5 pages for the body of your work, double spaced (cover and reference pages are required – note that they are not factored into your page count). Appropriate writing requirements using in-text Turabian style formatted citations and compiling a complete reference list in accordance with the Turabian guidance are part of the requirement (see Lessons area of the course of style guides).
Use scholarly or other relevant sources. Your article selection will be part of the grade.
No abstract is required.
Save your work as a Microsoft Word document entitled ‘YourLastNamewk#.doc’ (i.e., Smith1.doc) and upload this document as your assignment.
Your work should consist of:
Introduction (this will have a well-defined purpose statement in your intro paragraph that provides guidance to the reader about what you are going to cover in your paper)Body (feel free to use sub-headings if necessary)
Conclusion (this wraps ups the key points of your work and brings your paper to a logical conclusion)
STYLE AND CONVENTION:
All written submissions should be submitted in a font and page set-up that is readable and neat. It is required that students adhere to the Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th Edition format, which is described below and is a requirement of the APUS School of Security and Global Studies. Assignments completed in a narrative essay or composition format must follow Turabian guidelines. This course will require students to use the in-text parenthetical citation and reference list style established by Kate L. Turabian, in which case students should follow the guidelines set forth in A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations ( 7th ed). Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press format. Specifically refer to sections 18 and 19 in the manual from p. 216 through p. 280.
Additionally, I will use a rubric to grade your papers.
Typewritten in double-spaced format with a readable style and font and submitted inside the electronic classroom (unless classroom access is not possible and other arrangements have been approved by the professor).
Times New Roman styles in 12-point font.
Page margins Top, Bottom, Left Side and Right Side = 1 inch, with reasonable accommodation being made for special situations and online submission variances.
Complete an appropriate page header with page number for each page.Create an appropriate title page.
Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize: books, peer reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc. (may be electronic of course and the Turabian manual lists all the types of possible resources and reference formats, hint…hint), and valid web sites (use caution with these).
The paper need to be approximately 5 pages for the body of your work (not including the title and reference pages in the page count). Points will be deducted if the minimum page requirement is not met accordingly.
Remember you are a prestigious undergraduate college level student and expectations are high for quality work!
Above all…please have fun and learn, learn, learn with this endeavor