**Topic: Trends in Social Shopping Your research essay should consist of: I. Introductory Why did you choose this topic? In answering this question, you can discuss why your topic is significant, what drew you to it, and/or why it is worth studying. Provide some background or context for your topic. II. Body Paragraphs This is the most important part of your paper. It should contain five to ten body paragraphs (Depends on the length of each paragraph). All the paragraphs should develop one main idea about your topic. The body of your paper should clearly show that your analysis is moving in a certain direction. III. Conclusion Your conclusion paragraph should summarize your findings. Try to end with a memorable statement. Tips: ? The title of your paper is important. Your title should convey useful information about the contents of your study without implying that this is the definitive work on the subject. ? Your research paper must be typed. Make sure that you edit, spell check, and thoroughly proof read your paper. ? Make sure you paraphrase material and quote the words of another authors in the proper way. ? Clear documentation helps you avoid plagiarism (presenting the ideas of others as your own). Plagiarism is a very serious offence, and those who do it in college classes automatically fail the assignment and usually, the course. ? Submission of the papers will be through Moodle. Grading Criteria and Evaluation ? Title accurately reflects content. ? Paper is effectively organized into sections with an introductory paragraph, a well-developed body paragraph, and an appropriate conclusion. ? Paper displays critical thinking and topic area is covered in sufficient depth. ? The content of the paper is accurate. ? No grammar and/or spelling errors in the paper.