“How can the cruise ship industry be more sustainable?” 

This paper is on “How can the cruise ship industry be more sustainable?” The organizing principle of the research paper is the thesis statement. It poses the research question and provides the answer to that question.

“How can the cruise ship industry be more sustainable?”

These are my given instructions:

Thesis Statement
The organizing principle of the research paper is the thesis statement. It poses the research
question and provides the answer to that question. The thesis alerts the reader to the writer’s
point of view and forms the backbone of the argument throughout the paper. It should include
the topic, or “what” of the paper; the purpose or “why” of the paper and the direction or “how”
of the paper

Outline
The outline should consist of the thesis statement followed by headings divided into subheadings
and, where appropriate, into sub-subheadings. It will serve as a guide for the first draft of the
research paper, providing structure and direction
Rubrics to see how it will be assessed.

The Annotated bibliography
Instead of a literature review, students will annotate the references (at least 12 are required) used
to write the paper with short descriptions (150 words) of each source, its quality and how it was
used in the paper. All references must be annotated. The annotated bibliography should reflect
quality and variety as well as correct APA format. Description should be grammatically correct

Investigative Report of a Problem or Issue in Hospitality and Tourism

1. Review information about problems and issues in hospitality and tourism that you
are interested in or curious about

2. Explain your motivation for the research

3. Formulate questions about the causes and impacts of the problem/issue on the
hospitality and tourism industries

4. Based on your inquiries, formulate a research topic of focus and write a problem
statement

5. Write a thesis reflecting your point of view about the problem/issue based on
evidence that can support it

6. Conduct a literature review of scholarly and popular sources on your research
topic

7. Describe the methods (qualitative/quantitative) used to find the data needed to
support your argument about the problem/issue

8. Write an outline reflecting the key questions that the research will answer and that
reflects the organization of the paper

9. In an 8-10-page paper (not including abstract and annotated bibliography), discuss
the problem/issue and recommendations to solve it. The audience must be
able to clearly identify that the writer has taken a position and make a
strong case based on the evaluation of key sources.

10. Based on the evidence you have found in your research, provide
recommendations to solve the problem/issue or sustain a trend