Research and analyze a topic related to gender and international development
-The attached “Research Paper.docx” file is the instructions, PLEASE follow it
-The attached “Course Description.docx” file gives you more information of what the
course (Women and Development) is all about to help you write this paper
Women and Development
Research and analyze a topic of your choice related to gender and international development. Incorporate concerns, topics and perspectives highlighted in the course (when relevant). Also, be sure to adequately narrow and focus the topic so that you are able to provide ample depth.
The paper should be approximately 8 pages in length and double-spaced.
- Given the length of the paper, consider using section headings
- Titles are helpful
- Be sure to indent and single space quotes over 4 lines long
You MUST cite all sources (be they articles, web sites, books, documentaries, lecture notes, etc.) both in the text and on a reference cited page. As this is a social science course, the ideal style formats for this type of paper are Chicago or APA. Be sure to cite sources (even when an author’s name is not provided) rather than titles.
Critical analysis or argument (~25%)
The paper moves beyond a superficial description to critically analyze the topic, and perhaps build an argument or take a firm stand on an issue. It is evident that the author has wrestled with the issues and concerns; the discussion therefore reveals depth of understanding and awareness of complexities. The issues are examined from multiple vantage points and using various lenses.
The paper draws on evidence from an adequate number of sources (from outside of class). It is clear that research was conducted in a thoughtful and deliberate way and the paper incorporates appropriate information from appropriate sources given the topic. It is evident that the student read and understood the materials.
Incorporation of course topics and materials (~15%)
When relevant, the paper points to or incorporates concerns, topics, evidence, etcetera from the course (lectures, readings, films, discussions).
Citing of references (~15%)
It is clear throughout the paper where ideas, data, and information came from.
Organization and clarity of writing (~10%)
The paper is organized and presented in a way that makes the analysis or argument clear.
The paper has been edited for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, punctuation, and so on such that the final product is polished and professional.