Via this third paper, you will focus your energies on developing a solid research paper that incorporates scholarly texts, demonstrates critical thinking, and further develops your ability to communicate in an academic arena. As with the last paper, you will select a topic that both interests you and opens doors for research and discourse. You should be interested in what you are writing about while practicing and developing some of the skills we are learning.
We will place an emphasis on organization, logic, and integrating the words and ideas of others as a form of discourse. Entering into a dialogue with others will allow you to write with greater authority, and mastering the use of in-text citations will be a key element to develop in this paper. If you struggled with this in our second paper, the expectation is that you will begin taking advantages of the resources available to you, including the writing center and my office hours. You have a limited time to work on this, so please start the work early!
Remember, 1200 words isn’t a ton of space to cover really complicated, multi-faceted ideas, so you’ll want to be sure to narrow your focus quite a bit. In other words, you won’t be able to answer multiple questions, but one well-selected inquiry will be just right!
- Requirements: Incorporate 6 reputable sources; of those six sources, two must be peer reviewed
- Length: minimum 1200 words
- Format: MLA
- Audience: Your classmates and your teacher. Assume we know absolutely nothing about the topic and it is your job to help us learn what is necessary to understand the material contained in your paper.
- Writer: This paper should be written in third person voice (little to no use of “I”).
- Due: March 6 - bring six copies to class
- Workshop: March 8