Your topic is very interesting and I look forward to reading your paper.
Here is an outline you may find helpful when organizing your paper:
Here is an outline of the research paper:
PURPOSE
The main purpose of this paper is___________
Clearly identifies main issue(s), problem(s), or intention(s)
What am I trying to accomplish? What is my central aim? What is my purpose?
PERSPECTIVE
Investigates point(s) of view and assumptions. This is usually from first person, yourself.
EVIDENCE
Supports purpose with relevant, sufficient evidence and defines/supports concepts of purpose.
Support your statement with specific examples of one or two lines of lyrics from songs.
CORE VALUES
Addresses core value(s) of integrity, personal development, and/or excellence specifically and
demonstrates their relevance.
DECISION MAKING – closing paragraph
States the various options of decision making and chooses a solution.
This is the conclusion to your paper where you sum up your own decision
on a possible solution to your purpose based on your research.
GRAMMAR AND ORGANIZATION
THE ORGANIZATION OF PAPER IN A CONSISTENT AND LOGICAL WAY.
CHOICE OF APPROPRIATE TOPIC
USES APPROPRIATE SOURCES AND CITES THEM CORRECTLY
USES A MINIMUM OF THREE SCHOLARLY SOURCES AND CITES THEM WITHIN THE PAPER USING MLA OR APA STYLE.
Checklist:
_____Am I able to find at least three scholarly articles about my topic?
_____Do my six chosen songs for my playlist have lyrics that support the purpose and body of
my paper?
My six songs are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
_____Do I quote lyrics that support my statements and critical thinking elements?
_____How can I make the purpose of my paper a topic of discussion and deep thought?
Ex. Lyrics from the songs of the 80’s are degrading to women…….the playlist
would contain songs with suggestive lyrics, etc.
• Are lyrics from the genre _____a bad/good influence on teensculture/race/gender? What six songs
support this in the lyrics?
_____What are my three scholarly articles that contain research that also supports my topic?
Examples of scholarly articles are credible resources that end with either .gov or .edu, etc. and have
dates, quite often reviewed by peers and have been thoroughly examined to determine the outcome of
the subject. Wikipedia is not a credible source and should not be used.
_____Have I narrowed my topic down to be able to include everything in 4-6 page.
One good source is ask a librarian. You ask a question and within a day she/he sends you a
wealth of sources you can choose as your three scholarly articles.