Topic: Mergers are better than acquisitions because the owner can retain some of his rights and ownership in the company or organization
Writing a research paper gives you an opportunity to explore a topic of special interest, research that topic, and organize your research findings in writing for an
In this task, you will write the final draft of your paper. Aim for a polished, error-free submission. The writing tone for your research paper should be formal and
appropriate for academic writing. The information in the essay should be based on credible source material.
The paper must follow APA documentation guidelines, and any sources that you cite in the paper must be included in the reference list. Likewise, any source in the
reference list must also be cited in your paper.
Note: An abstract is not required for this task, but including a title page is recommended.
A. Write a cohesive, argumentative research paper (suggested length of 12 pages) in which you do the following:
1. Provide an effective introduction.
2. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points.
3. Develop each of the main points in effective paragraphs with support from a variety of sources.
4. Provide an effective conclusion.
B. Include at least 12 academically credible sources in your essay.
1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference
list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on
using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.