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Fayetteville Technical Community College

Title of Paper
This paragraph is an introduction to your paper. This provide readers with a lens for understanding the forthcoming research presented in the body of your essay. It should be between 100-125 words.

This section should define and describe your topic. Depending on your topic, it may be relevant to explain the development of your topic and/or how it is diagnosed. This definition section should be about one or two pages.

Be sure you are using in-text citations and putting your information in your own words!! Here is an example of an in-text citation: After three years, Beers recovered and wrote A Mind That Found Itself to describe his personal experiences in recovery (Ciccarelli & White, 2015). More examples may be found using the link provided.
Failure to put information in your own words is PLAGIARISM! Your papers will be checked for plagiarism and any papers scoring above 25% similarity on SafeAssign may receive a 0!
This section should summarize any relevant research about your topic. If there is a classic study about your topic, describe it here. If there are treatments for your topic, describe it here. This section should be about one – two pages.

Compare & Contrast
The topic sentence of this paragraph should be a general statement comparting and contrasting the topic you selected with other research. Compare and contrast the topic you researched and how it will apply to real people who are living in modern American society. Discuss in detail why this topic is important and what changes and/or improvements you think may happen in the future with your topic. This section should be about one or two pages.

This section summarizes your entire paper. It should leave the reader with a clear understanding of the information you have provided. This section should be about ½ to one page.

Autism Speaks. (2017). Home – Autism speaks. Retrieved from
Ciccarelli, S. K., & White, J. N. (2015). Psychology (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
Education, Inc.

Davis, S., Palladino, J., & Christopherson, K. (2013). Psychology of abnormal behavior (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Volkmar, F., & Pauls, D. (2003). Autism in today’s children. The Lancet, 362(9390), 1133-1141.
APA Reference Style Guide
The structure of the reference is listed first and the example is second; click here for additional resources
Book or eBook
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Lasch, C. (1979). The culture of narcissism. New York: W.W. Norton ; Company.

*Remember to include all authors
Peer-Reviewed Article
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of peer-reviewed article. Name of Journal, volume number (issue number), pages.

Marsden, J. (2014). Domestic violence asylum after matter of L-R-. Yale Law Journal, 123 (7), 2512-2557.

*Remember to include all authors
Government Document
Government Agency or Department. (Year). Title of document. Location: Office or Bureau.

US Department of Labor. (2015). Occupational outlook handbook. Washington, DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of newspaper article. Name of Newspaper, page(s).

Deas, G. W. (2005, December 29). The earth is crying out for its trees. New York Amsterdam News, p. 27.

*Remember to include all authors
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the magazine article. Name of Magazine, volume number (issue number), pages.

Schiffman, R. (2015). Rain-forest threats resume. Scientific American, 312 (6), 24.
*Remember to include all authors
Producer, A. A. (Producer). (Year, Month Day). Title of video. Retrieved from URL.

Cousteau, A. (Correspondent). (2013, September 23). CNN: Explains deforestation. Retrieved from

Chart, Diagram, Map, Table or Other Graphics
Author or Organization. (Date Year Created). Type. Title of chart, diagram or table. Retrieval information.

Sessoms, N. (2015). Table. Socio-Demographic Variables and Examples. Retrieved from Sociological Theory.

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