The basis of an argument is that it has two sides of an issue. The challenge you face as a writer of this paper is to show that you understand both sides of the subject so that you are in a good position to approach negotiation. Your role as the author of the paper is similar to the role of a mediator. The responsibility of a mediator includes being just. Hence, while able to speak his/her opinion, the mediator should also be conscious not to dominate the discussion with that opinion. You should strive to keep the balance of
the argument fair making sure both sides are given voice to offset dominance of a particular argument.
Writing a research paper involves familiarizing yourself with the works of
scholars and experts in the field of a given subject (expressed in scholarly books, articles, or through ethnographic interviews) to build upon what you know about a subject, then comparing their thoughts on the topic, and eventually coming up with your own insightful conclusion. The final paper will be a unique and appropriate reflection on evidence you have located in your research, and a touch of insights generated fom your own thought.
-VERY IMPORTANT NOTES-
**MY OWN THOUGHT AND BELIEF IS THAT ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE, AND THE QURAN STATES IT + THE WORD ISLAM IN ARABIC IS TRANSLATED TO PEACE**
** WE NEED A STRONG THESIS STATEMENT TO REFLECT ON OUR ARGUEMENT**
** ALL SOURCES MUST BE SCHOLAR AND ACADEMIC **
-Show clear understanding of research and argument methods as well as purpose and audience.
-Use a good documentation style, preferably MLA (Modern Language Association) writing format. Consult the mdern Lunguage Association llandbook latest edition or APA (American Psychological Association). However, if you prefer the Chicago style, please use it. Be consistent and don’t combine two styles.
-To avoid inadvertent plagiarism, all sources used must be properly documented within your paper, with page numbers from your sources (scholarly books/article, interviews, etc.), a bibliography or a works cited page at the end.
-You also need to use a cover page with your paper title, your name, course information, professor name, date, etc., based on the documentation style you use.
-Paper Length: 7-10 pages (or more) – Double-spaced. Remember this is a 20% of your Final Grade.