Second Semester 2019-2020
Cut-off date: Week 11
Format and Word Count:
The student’s work should be a well-evidenced and documented research paper of around 1200 words.
The Research Paper should include a list of references (print and electronic) at the end in addition to in- textreferencing as per the requirements of the Harvard Referencing System. Proper referencing is a serious academicrequirement and skill and will be rewarded accordingly.
Broad Research Topics to Choose ONE from:
- Language and identity
- An Arabic or English novel analysis
- Language and Culture
- The language of Adverting
- Death as a theme in Shakespearean drama
- Fable in an English novel
- Defense of a villain
- Localization as a strategy in translation
- Second language acquisition
- English dialects
- Love in figurative language
Requirements and Guidelines:
1.Select ONE broad topic and narrow it down.
2.Write your research question in relation to the selected broad research topic.
3.Give a detailed outline for your paper.
4.Use at least FIVE different resources to evidence your paper. Resources types should vary to include at least THREE of the following:
§Books, chapter in a book or an eBook.
§Articles in edited books.
§ Media resources (Movie, TV Programme, etc. . .)
5.Use resources for in-text citation and referencing. You should be able to give direct quotations, paraphrasing as well as summarizing to evidence your argument. This should follow the Harvard in-text citation style.
6.Write a thesis statement that well reflects your research question.
7.Produce an edited and a proofread research paper of 1200 words.
8.Produce a List of Reference following the Harvard Citation Style.