· Title page
· Abstract (150 words) this is a short and specific summary of the paper
· Introduction –this section introduces the topic to the reader from a historical, academic, and previous research perspective
· Thesis Statement
· Research Question– this section develops a research question from the thesis statement.
· Problem Statement –this section states why there is a problem that needs new research/thesis
· Purpose Statement- this section states the purpose of the research, which needs new research/thesis
· Hypothesis- this section formulates a hypothesis based on the thesis, problem, and purpose statements.
· Definitions –this section provides specific definitions for terms in the paper not recognized by the reader.
· Academic Discussion
Academic examination and discussion of the subject matter. This is your argument for the new research as needed in the existing literature. This section is where you compare, contrast, and integrate/synthesize the peer-reviewed articles reviewed for the new topic. You discuss the pros and cons of previous research from peer-reviewed articles to show what your thesis is unexplored
This is the template for the thesis paper. The Bold Titles are the headings for the paper. Use direct research in all paper sections except for the title page and abstract.