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Research Assignment – Part Two

In this course, you will be assigned a research assignment on a health-related topic of your choice. Be sure to review the research assignment guidelines included in Module 7. The research assignment will be broken into three parts. This module will focus on part two of the assignment.

For this assignment, create a detailed outline for your research paper. Your outline should include your research topic, your paper’s significant ideas, and supporting ideas.

Additional Resources 

Outline Example ( Sample #3) (Links to an external site.)

How to Write an Outline

Topic substance abuse 

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Savannah Carter

April 17, 2022

HLTH2302 Z03

Research Assignment

Topic: Substance Abuse

I picked substance abuse for my topic because this is an interesting topic. People are dying from this every day, and I would like to get an insight into what’s transpiring. I would like to learn about different substances that may be used during this time and see how medicine plays a part in the abuse. I have a few family members who do this, and I want to learn what keeps them addicted also.

Articles:

https://drugabusestatistics.org/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7177685/

https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/mental-health/drug-and-substance-abuse

https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28982092/

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Writing an Outline

An outline is a “blueprint” or “plan” for your paper.  It helps you to organize your thoughts an

arguments. A good outline can make conducting research and then writing the paper ver

efficient.  Your outline page must include your:

 

Paper Title

Thesis statement

Major points/arguments indicated by Roman numerals (i.e., I, II, III, IV, V, etc.)

Support for your major points, indicated by capital Arabic numerals (i.e., A, B, C, D, E, etc.

 

Roman numeral I should be your “Introduction”.  In the introduction portion of your paper, you

want to tell your reader what your paper is about and then tell what your paper hopes to prov

(your thesis).  So an Introduction gives an overview of the topic and your thesis statement.

 

The final Roman numeral should be your “Conclusion”.  In the conclusion, you summarize what yo

have told your reader.

 

Following are 3 sample outlines, from actual student papers.  YOUR outline can be MOR

detailed, or might be LESS detailed.  Remember that a good outline makes writing easier an

more efficient.

Sample Outline #1

Title: Frederick Douglass
Thesis: Frederick Douglass played a crucial role in securing the abolition of slavery and equality of
African-American rights through his actions, ideas, and efforts as a lecturer, author/publisher, and
politician.

I. Introduction

A. Thesis
B. Roles/Arguments

II. Douglass as Lecturer
A. History as slave and acquisition of education

1) He “experienced slavery”
2) Literacy allowed expression

B. Early lectures, including initial speech before Garrison
1) Success of initial speech
2) Goals for future speeches

C. Effect of lectures on society
1) Open eyes
2) Encourage activism

III. Douglass as Author/Publisher
A. Narrative’s success and effect

1) Springboard for paper
B. Goals/hopes for paper
C G i t b k d i ifi

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D. Significance of Paper
IV. Douglass as Politician

A. Key trait for success
B. Goal of political activism
C. Efforts for Republican party

1) Significance of efforts
D. Black soldier enlistment crusade
E. Joining of Republican party

1) Significance of efforts
V. Conclusion

A. Summarize arguments and efforts

Sample Outline #2

Title: The Federalist Papers’ Influence on the Ratification of the Constitution
Thesis: The Federalist Papers influenced the ratification of the Constitution by making some of their
most important arguments, including the importance of being in a Union by having a Constitution,
answering to the objections made by the Anti-federalists about separation of powers, and defending
opposing arguments made against the characteristics of the executive and judicial branch as provided in
the Constitution.

I. Introduction
a. Describe The Federalist Papers are and when they started
b. Thesis: The Federalist influenced the ratification of the Constitution by making some of

their most important arguments, including the importance of being in a Union by having a
Constitution, answering to the objections made by the Anti-federalists about separation of
powers, and defending opposing arguments made against the characteristics of the
executive and judicial branch as provided in the Constitution.

II. Background
a. State when The Federalist was printed and published.
b. Discuss the intentions and purposes of The Federalist.

III. Argument for the benefit of a Union
a. A Union would guard against external dangers
b. A Union would guard against internal dangers

A. The “extended sphere” argument about how it will control factions. (Federalist
10)

IV. Argument of the problem with complete separation of powers
a. Anti-federalists wanted a complete separation of the judicial, executive, and legislative

branches
b. The Federalist said the maxim of complete separation of powers is misunderstood.

(Montesquieu)
c. The branches need some limited power of the other branches to protect themselves from

encroachment of the other branches (Federalist 51)
A. The branches need to have the interests of maintaining their powers, and not

letting the other branches take that away.
V. Argument for a single executive, and against a plural executive

a. Anti-federalists didn’t want a single executive, too much like a monarch
b. The Federalist need the executive to be “energetic” and a plural executive would make this

impossible (Federalist 70)

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A. It would take too long for the people in the executive position to make decision in
an emergency, because they might disagree.

B. In a plural executive, it is hard to tell who is responsible for a wrongdoing
because they can all blame each other, so a single executive would lead to more
responsible behavior

VI. Argument in favor of judicial review and terms of good behavior for judges
a. Anti-federalists didn’t like judicial review and the term of good behavior
b. The Federalist argued that judicial review was necessary to protect the judicial branch from

the Legislature.
c. A term of good behavior was necessary to get qualified people for the positions; it would

also give them time to develop knowledge.
VII. Conclusion

a. Thesis
b. The dates of the ratification of the Constitution by the States
c. The Federalist’s influence beyond the ratification

Sample Outline #3

Title: Common Sense and Its Impact on American Political Thought
Thesis: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense articulated the anti-British sentiments of the Colonies in a
way so unprecedented that it permanently changed the face of political thought in America.

I. Intro:

A. Thesis: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense articulated the anti-British sentiments of the
Colonies in a way so unprecedented that it permanently changed the face of political
thought in America.

II. What did Common Sense say that was so different?

A. It denounced both the monarchy and the English Constitution, which had previously been
looked upon as a brilliant political document. Americans realized the inherent fallacies of
hereditary government (specifically monarchy) as well as the English Constitution which
protected the monarchy.

B. It called for Americans to disconnect themselves from the flawed British system and create
a new one for themselves. Common Sense questioned the long-standing belief that residents
of the colonies were inseparably connected to England. It gave them a new identity –
Americans rather then Britons.

C. It also outlined the benefits of a republican government, which would go on to influence
the ideas of the Founding Fathers as they created a new government for their new country.

III. What was Common Sense’s immediate effect on the Colonies?

A. The debate in the American Colonies shifted from that of reconciliation with England to
that of independence.

B. It was read by an unprecedented number of colonists and united a great majority of them
behind independence.

C. It inspired American intellectuals with its call for independence, leading to the composition
of the Declaration of Independence a mere six months later.

IV. What were Common Sense’s long term effects?

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A. It changed the connotation of the word “revolution” to something that looked to the future.
“Revolution” became a word of innovation rather than renovation.

B. It permanently cemented the idea of a republican, non-hereditary government into the
heads of Americans. Common Sense’s design for a republican government, and its basic
principles were carried on to the Constitution.

V. Conclusion

A. Common Sense’s eloquent, articulate, and unprecedented arguments led to a permanent
change in American political thought.