Research Paper Instructions
For this course, you are required to write a 5–8-page research paper addressing 1 of the topics from the list below. Your paper must incorporate at least 6 scholarly sources from the Approved Sources list and must be formatted in correct, current Turabian style. Additionally, the paper must be accompanied by a properly formatted title page, outline, and bibliography, all of which do not count toward the length requirement.
The Research Paper will have 3 stages of submission. In Module/Week 3, submit the Information Preparation for your paper. In Module/Week 5, submit an Outline for your paper. Then, in Module/Week 8, submit your Research Paper: Final Submission, including the revised outline and final bibliography. Additionally, be sure to follow all of the detailed instructions outlined below.
You must incorporate your instructor’s suggestions. Review the grading rubrics for each of these submissions in order to improve the quality of your work.
Choose 1 of the following topics for your research paper:
The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts
The “calling” of Saul of Tarsus
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Paul’s First Missionary Journey
Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Paul’s Third Missionary Journey
Paul’s Trip to Rome
The Relation of the 7 in Acts 6 to the Office of Deacon
Simon the Magician
Speaking in Tongues in Acts
Writing and Formatting Requirements
Before submitting your paper, ask yourself each of the questions below to ensure you have fulfilled all of the requirements.
1. Are the main passages of the book of Acts relating to the topic addressed and interpreted?
2. Is each passage clearly stated and explained in a way that examines the topic according to Luke?
3. Is the author’s intent in each passage examined and clearly stated?
4. Is the analysis of each passage thorough? Is each portion of the topic according to the book of Acts clearly defined and examined?