Attached is information to help you write your research paper. You are expected to take as your subject some issue depicted in The Wire or our readings. This is not a research paper about the show; however, as you will write an analysis over it for your final paper. You are not trying to convince me to adopt your thinking; rather, in this analytical reserach paper (as opposed to an argumentative research paper – more details in the attached file), you are presenting information. Please note that this paper should be at minimum 5 full pages, though you are welcome to write up to 7 full pages. You need scholarly sources – absolutely no .com or .net websites. I don’t advise using all websites for your sources, but if you absolutely must incorporate one, make sure it is a .gov/.org/.edu one. Peer-reviewed articles published in academic journals within the last seven years are preferred, and you can locate these by searching “Electronic Databases” on the ISU webpage. Reference chat with a reference librarian is a great place to start if you have trouble with searching for appropriate sources.
Length: 5 full – 7 pages + Works Cited
Sources: 3 outside, scholarly sources required. If you reference the show, add it to the Works Cited page
Citation style: MLA
Audience: your professor
Subject: an issue depicted in The Wire or our readings related to it