Discussion • Is face-to-face communication still necessary for forming bonds with others? FINAL DRAFT SPECIFICATIONS
900-1200 words (not including citation page)
Please use APA citation style. (If you are majoring in English, you may use MLA instead.) Your
final project will not include an abstract (but if you’d like an abstract-writing help resource for
the future, here is one you might want to check out: How to write a research abstract )
Address your paper to a general audience. Your ILR260 classmates have a wide range of
backgrounds and academic interests; assume this kind of broad readership when you write
your paper. Assume that your readers are not specialists in your topic area. Ideas must be
fully explained and made accessible to a general readership.
Your research should emphasize peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles from the NU
library’s databases. (Be assured that the database search skills you develop will have
applications beyond NU.) Reference as many sources as needed in order to substantively
explore your research question, but no fewer than 4. For additional guidance, see the source-
selection criteria included in the Week 2 Library Research Report assignment.
The GRADING RUBRIC appears in the final section of this document.
FINAL DRAFT SPECIFICATIONS