Review the instructions for the Final in Week 5. Develop a thesis and outline, and identify at least five sources for your Framework
. This prep assignment is intended to help you prepare for the final draft of the Framework
, which is due in Week Five.
This assignment must contain the following elements:
Develop a thesis statement. The thesis statement will be the point or claim you argue or prove in your paper.
At a minimum the outline should include the agencies you intend to include in your framework
(at least three) and intelligence and counterterrorism tools (at least three) that will be available to these agencies.
Students are reminded of Ashford University standards for academic research, which includes:
Primary (original) sources written by experts in the field of study
Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources
Credible sources (experts in the area of study)
Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study)
In graduate work, the use of peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study) is required.
Educational websites may be appropriate in some cases but should be evaluated carefully.
The following are examples of what is not acceptable for academic research and referencing:
Wikipedia, other wikis, or blogs
Websites and other sources that do not provide quality researched materials (site does not use credible sources to support the information in the document)
All research must reflect professional academic protocol and be documented according to APA standards (Please see guidelines for avoiding plagiarism).
APA Title and Reference Page
The assignment should include a properly formatted APA (6th ed.) style title and reference page. The reference page must include at least five academic sources. In addition to the required APA citation for each source, the reference page should also include a summary of the source. This summary should include the following information:
The author(s) of the source
A brief explanation/summary of the source (Identify what the article is about or explain what the author tested, etc.)
A brief explanation of how this source will contribute to your Framework
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