For this second building block toward your final research paper, you should prepare an outline and provide sources which will be used in your final paper. The outline and sources should be in APA format. Please review the  Outlines tutorial .
The outline should include the following elements:
thesis      statement,
major points      that support a thesis, and
supporting      points for major points.
The sources should be related to your topic and provided in APA format on the reference page. At least three academic sources must be used, two of which must come from the school’s Online Library. All articles must be peer-reviewed and be published within the past 5 years in a journal.
Please note that you may use more than three references in your paper; however, three are stipulated here to assist you in developing the outline, main points, and supporting points. Additionally, you are not required to use the references identified in this assignment on your final paper as you may have located more appropriate sources.
Your final paper for this block should be at least five pages in length including the references page.
For additional assistance, review the Sample Paper Outline.
You are also encouraged to review the  Outlines tutorial .