Living Issues- Research Paper (AGS)

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    Basic Citation Styles

    Type of Citation First Citation in Text Subsequent Citations in Text Parenthetical Format, First Citation in Text Parenthetical Format, Subsequent Citations in Text
    One work by one author Walker (2007) Walker (2007) (Walker, 2007) (Walker, 2007)
    One work by two authors Walker and Allen (2004) Walker and Allen (2004) (Walker & Allen, 2004) (Walker & Allen, 2004)
    One work by three to five authors Bradley, Ramirez, and Soo (1999) Bradley et al. (1999) (Bradley, Ramirez, & Soo, 1999) (Bradley et al., 1999)
    One work by six or more authors Wasserstein et al. (2005) Wasserstein et al. (2005) (Wasserstein et al., 2005) (Wasserstein et al., 2005)
    Groups as authors (readily identified through abbreviation) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2003) NIMH (2003) (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) (NIMH, 2003)
    Groups as authors (no abbreviation) University of Pittsburgh (2005) University of Pittsburgh (2005) (University of Pittsburgh, 2005) (University of Pittsburgh, 2005)

    Source: American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: Author.

    APA Paper Structure

    1.       APA Title Page

    2.       Abstract

    3.       Body of the paper should have:

    a.       Introductory paragraph- includes the ethical/moral issues and what the paper intends to address

    b.      Exploration of the issues. Be sure to understand and explain the arguments of both sides (or more) on the issue

    c.       Addressing the issues from a particular ethical viewpoint. What would a utilitarian say about how to decide on this issue? Or a Hedonist? A Kantian? Choose one ethical view and argue it.

    d.      What would be the Christian view of this issue with the supporting arguments or reason or philosophy and theology behind this view?

    e.      What is your ethical/moral view and how did this shape your particular perspective on this issue?

    4.       Conclusion

    5.       Reference Page: 5-10 scholarly references