Title of Paper
A basic research paper consists of an introduction, body, and conclusion. The introductory
paragraph presents the topic of the paper and typically summarizes the main points and ends with a
thesis. The body of the paper covers the main points and normally includes citations to sources that
support the author's claims and information. Papers should end with a conclusion. Conclusions normally
summarize the main points that were addressed, without introducing new content.
Example of Level 1 Heading
Not all papers require Level 1 or Level 2 headings or both, but we have included them as a visual
example. Remember to change this template so its information applies to you and to your classes. Keep
the paragraphs indented and double spaced; do not switch to block paragraphing.
Example of Level 2 Heading
Remember that you should delete the "Example of Level 2 Heading" if it does not apply to your
assignment. The final portion of the paper is the references list, which you can find on the last page of
this template. The references list gives complete information about all the sources that are cited in the
paper. For Rasmussen papers, the references list follows APA formatting rules.
Please see the LLS video on how to adjust this template before using for an assignment at
http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/140225. It also explains how this document can be saved as a
Word template so that it may be used repeatedly.