Research Paper : A description of a CURRENT topic or development in your field and an explanation of its significance to those outside of the field. Audience: Students new to your major who have a curiosity or research interest in this particular topic but no prior specialized knowledge of the topic; Length: at least 1,400 words, not counting references page There are two basic tasks to fulfill in this paper: – to describe this topic or development as clearly and concisely as possible for the specified audience; in other words, to educate your audience about this topic as thoroughly as possible given the space constraints. – to make a compelling, specific, and explicit case explaining obvious and not-so-obvious reasons this development is important to the world outside your major. Be sure to use Credible Sources. DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA. Please see the link below to help you find credible sources: