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Research Paper Outline Instructions
You will submit a 2–3-page Research Paper Outline. This assignment will enable to you to begin work on your Research Paper. This assignment will allow your instructor to give you feedback to make sure you are on the right track regarding your Research Paper ideas. You are encouraged to view the Research Paper Instructions before beginning the Research Paper Outline assignment.
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The Research Paper Outline assignment should include a title page, abstract page, outline, and reference page. You must include the general outline, listed on the next page, in current APA heading format. Under numbers 5, 6, and 7, you must include 2–3 sentences that describe the position that you will take for each item listed as it relates to your personal theory of personality. Please remember to include a running head and page number for each page in current APA format. This assignment must be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file. Assignments that are not submitted as a Microsoft Word file will not be accepted.

Please note: Because this is your own theory of personality, some sections may be more important to you than others. While each portion needs to be addressed, you may have some sections that are longer than others. That is acceptable as long as you address each item and sufficiently describe why that idea is not a major aspect of your theory.

The reference page should include 6 scholarly references that were published within the last 7 years. After this assignment, you will have 6 of the 10 scholarly references needed for your paper.
General Outline
1.      Title Page
a.       Title (Summarize the content of your paper in 12 words or less).
b.      Your name
c.       Affiliation (e.g., Liberty University)
2.      Abstract Page
An abstract must correctly reflect the purpose and content of your paper. Report, rather than evaluate, what is in the paper and include the most important concepts. Be concise. The abstract should be 150–250 words.
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3.      Introduction (Paragraph)
a.       The introduction should begin at the top of page 3 under the title. The word “Introduction” should not be included as a header. This is merely a prompt to encourage you to remember to complete an appropriate introductory paragraph.
b.      Introduce the problem.
c.       Develop any background material.
d.      Explain your approach to solving the problem.
4.      Thesis Statement
a.       A thesis statement is part of the introduction and must summarize your entire paper from beginning to end in a short statement.
b.      This will not be a heading listed. The thesis statement is usually located at the end of your introductory paragraph.
5.      Foundations of Personality
a.       Nature versus Nurture
b.      The Unconscious
c.       View of Self
6.      Progression of Personality
a.       Development
b.      Motivation
c.       Maturation
7.      Biblical Integration
a.       How your personal theory connects with biblical principles.
(Please note: This section may be omitted if biblical integration is clearly addressed in other portions of the paper. Either way, it needs to be clearly and significantly addressed.)
8.      Conclusion
9.      Reference Page

(This is not a copy of your Annotated Bibliography, but is an actual reference page in current APA format. There must be at least 6 scholarly references on the reference page.)
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