It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment. A. Write an original and cohesive argumentative research paper (suggested length of 8–10 pages). 1. Provide an effective introduction. 2. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points. 3. Develop each of the previewed main points in effective paragraphs with support from a variety of sources.