How has the recent COVID pandemic impacted supply chains around the world? Please identify and use a specific company example in your discussion. Also, explain how companies could do better in the future to avoid supply chain issues.”

A. Research PaperEach student is assigned one research paper about the following topic:“How has the recent COVID pandemic impacted supply chains around the world? Please identify and use a specific company example in your discussion. Also, explain how companies could do better in the future to avoid supply chain issues.”Paper must use a minimum of 5 major references, including a minimum of 1 scholarly source, to support your assertions, create your arguments, etc. All the sources must be clearly and correctly cited in the text (please refer to Purdue OWL). In general, use direct quotations only if you have a good reason, and most of your paper should be in your own words. Your research paper must begin with a research proposal, or hypothesis statement with respect to the topic. A well founded and logical conclusion is also a requirement of the papers. As in all academic writing, you should make sure the tone is professional.Requirements: The research paper must be a minimum of approximately 1200 words and 3-4 pages in length. Rubric will be provided in class and posted on the Blackboard. Please note that NO title page or identifying information should be on the paper to allow for anonymous assessment. Each student is required to visit the Writing & Research Center before submitting the research paper. Failure to adhere to each of these requirements will result in an automatic loss of a full grade level on the paper.The Gannon Writing & Research Center is part of the Nash Learning Commons and is in the lower level of Nash Library. We staff undergraduate students in a variety of majors, including humanities, sciences, and health sciences, who have exceeded expectations in their core writing courses, as well as graduate English majors. Consultants are trained to assist with all aspects of the writing process—from generating ideas to drafting, revising, and editing. The center offers one-on-one consultations, both in-house and online. You can log onto online tutoring anywhere you can access the Internet. Appointments occur in real-time and are interactive. To make an appointment, log onto: http://gannon.mywconline.com.Note: A research paper is the culmination and final product of an involved process of research, critical thinking, source evaluation, organization, and composition. It is, perhaps, helpful to think of the research paper as a living thing, which grows and changes as the student explores, interprets, and evaluates sources related to a specific topic. Secondary sources are the heart of a paper and provide its nourishment for these research paper assignments, without the support of and interaction with these sources. The research paper serves not only to further the field in which it is written, but also to provide the student with an exceptional opportunity to increase his/her knowledge in that field. It is also possible to identify a research paper by what it is not.Remember, a research paper is not simply an informed summary of a topic by means of primary and secondary sources. It is neither a book report nor an opinion piece nor an expository essay consisting solely of one’s 225 4/29 20 TBA
interpretation of a text nor an overview of a particular topic. Instead, it is a genre that requires one to spend time investigating and evaluating sources with the intent to offer interpretations of the texts, and not unconscious regurgitations of those sources. The goal of a research paper is not to inform the reader what others have to say about a topic, but to draw on what others have to say about a topic and engage the sources to thoughtfully offer a unique perspective on the issue at hand.