Your discussion of the issue must cover: The Internet privacy/eithics issue

Research Paper Instructions


Please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions, contact your instructor.

You are to write an research paper dealing with an INTERNET SECURITY, PRIVACY,  or ETHICS ISSUE that interests you, and has not been resolved through legislation, or other legal means.

You can choose to write it as a research paper on the topic itself, or a research paper with a theme of “for or against” the topic you choose.  A “for or against” paper will still have research completed but will have research that gives support for, and research that gives support against your topic.  In either situation the last paragraph will be your stance/opinion on the subject.

The minimum word count for the paper is one thousand (1000) words. You must include a cover & reference page and have in text citations (minimum of two outside sources (these are not counted in the 1000 words). Follow APA guidelines for your paper

Your discussion of the issue must cover:

  1. The Internet privacy/eithics issue;
  2. Why the issue exists;
  3. What is being done to address the issue, and
  4. What you think should be done to resolve the privacy issue. (This is the final paragraph only)

The deadline to submit your opinion paper is no later than 11:59 pm on the due date given

Your paper will be graded based upon the 4 areas described above, as well as a portion (20 points) for the use of references, spelling, grammar, formatting and organization. Be sure to include a bibliography in your paper specifying the articles to which you refer in your paper. If you do not refer to an article in your paper, do not include it in the list of references. You must refer to those articles using APA citation format in the body of your paper. The reference section MUST also be in APA format. Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference.

You are encouraged to contact the CWU Writing Center (online also) for more information and assistance for writing your paper and formatting APA style. Another great resource for writing is Purdue OWL (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  This is a great online writing resource.   

A good place to start for ideas on your opinion paper is (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. and this list.Preview the documentView in a new window Also, you can review any of the assignments you completed to gain ideas on topics to research and write about. .  Be sure to look at the format of the included example of a well- written opinion paper listed below.

The research paper assignment is worth 30% of your final grade.

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