Length and elements: The paper length will be 5 pages maximum (do NOT go over the page limit, this does not include your title page, abstract, or references page). You must include a cover sheet with the title of your paper and your name. After the cover page (but before the body of the paper) you must include an abstract, which is a brief, comprehensive summary of the paper, no longer than 120 words. Finally, references should be listed on a separate page after the body of the paper. Your research paper must be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5″ x 11″), with 1″ margins on all sides. You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Include a page header (also known as the “running head”) at the top of every page.
Number of references: Your paper should include a minimum of 5 references. Appropriate sources include: (a) research articles from scientific journals, (b) books (may include textbook). You must be able to cite your source according to APA format.
Suggested topics: Bilingualism, Multicultural Education, English as a Second Language, Language Acquisition, Dual Language Education, etc.