There are generally three forms of papers, thought papers, research papers, and creative papers. There are generally components of all three present, but papers largely get into one of many three categories. The main focus on REL 303 is the thought paper; no research that is outside required. The focus on REL 407 in the shorter papers is the idea paper; no research that is outside required. The focus on REL 407 into the final paper may be either a thought paper, which requires no outside research, or an investigation paper involving utilization of outside sources.
- a) Thought papers will make utilization of materials beyond the required reading but will not need to do so. Rather, the main focus is on careful study, analysis, and elaboration of ideas presented within a context that is limited such as just one article or book with a few support from assigned secondary readings. Continue reading Writing: The Bridge between Consciousness and Unconsciousness