Part 3: Final Paper
Submit a final paper, to include the following:
Revisions as indicated by the professor.
Introduction with thesis statement. See the APU Writing Center resources Thesis
Statements and Introductions and Conclusions for help.
Body paragraphs that address all four assignment questions:
1. How does the topic (Moses, Miriam, Covenant, the Decalogue, or the Golden
Calf) connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and redemption within the
overarching story of the Bible?
2. What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding
this person or concept?
3. What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person
4. What insights gained could be meaningful for our context today?
Body paragraphs embed research and analysis from scholarly sources and contain in-
References page, formatted in APA style, minimally includes:
o The Drama of Scripture.
o The accompanying topic article found in the course from Dictionary of the Old
o Two additional sources from the APU Library.
o NOTE: In APA style, classical works – including the Bible – are not listed in the
References page. Embed biblical citations within the text as follows: “Then
Moses turned and went down the mountain, carrying the two tablets of the
covenant in his hands” (Exod 32:15, NRSV). Only indicate the Bible version in
the first citation; it is not necessary to identify each citation as NRSV.
Written in Times New Roman 12-point font and double spaced.
Approx. 1,500 words in length, plus a References page.
Paper includes an introduction and thesis statement, addresses all four assignment
questions, engages with the required scholarly sources, and includes a conclusion. See
the APU Writing Center resource Introductions and Conclusions for help.
Incorporates improvements based on instructor feedback from Part 2.
Lists references in APA format.
Contains minimal grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Review the Grading Rubric for further details as to how your project ultimately will be scored.