Create a Problem Statement and Create an Annotated Outline

Part 1: A concise statement that identifies the problem, the issue that you plan to examine.
The extent of the problem. Note local, state, or federal statistics on how many people are affected. 
The depth of the problem. Explain the impact that this problem has, including any relevant aspects, such as psychological, social, economic, etc.

A thesis statement is one sentence that states the main idea of a research paper.
This is my thesis: Students who are experiencing depression and hopelessness lack motivation to succeed in school.

Length: 1 page 
References: Include a minimum of 2 scholarly resources.

Part 2: In this second part of the assignment, you will construct an annotated outline that builds from your problem statement and thesis statement. Your outline must include the topic and main themes you plan to discuss in your Week 5 Literature Review Paper. Please use peer-reviewed research published in the past 5-7 years. You may also include any government journals that offer statistics on the problem.

While a traditional outline allows you to structure your paper topic and main ideas, an annotated outline takes this traditional outline a step further by requiring you (the researcher) to add citations and evidence to support the main points stated in the outline.

Length: 1-2 pages
References: Include a minimum of 6-8 scholarly resources.

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