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2. You need to provide me with a rough draft of about two pages as a reference for peer review on this Sunday (3/17).
With this rough draft, you need to create and write roughly three references about the “They say” section mentioned above.
3. Your research paper should be written in MLA font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, and author-date style. You are required to cite at least twice from class readings (https://cnx.org/contents/W8wOWXNF@18.14:SjdU64Og@7…) and include a bibliography of at least six varied academic sources. Your six sources may not include webpages, and each source must be cited within the text of the paper. The length of the paper should be between 2,000-2,500 words (not including a title page or references page). This is a research paper and as such, you should identify a clear and focused research question. The thesis statement should be a direct answer to the research question as espoused from the research conducted. You may utilize both qualitative and or quantitative methods of inquiry. You could conduct a longitudinal analysis, comparative analysis, or case study analysis. Your paper should follow the introduction, body, and conclusion style. I do not want you to simply regurgitate what you have read in class. You need to demonstrate that you can utilize the lens’ presented in class, synthesize information and present an insightful argument or observation about your topic in a meaningful way.
NO WEBPAGES, NO BULLET POINTS.
Term paper will be analyzed using anti-plagiarism software.
- Topic sentence that captures attention
- Why the topic is important
- Clear focused research question
- Thesis Statement
- Summary of “They Say”
- Main claim w/supporting citations
- Main claim w/ supporting citations
- data and analysis
- “I Say”
- Main conclusions drawn from your analysis
- Summary of “They Say”
- Summarize findings
- Restate thesis
- Identify limitations to the research
- Identify possible avenues for future research
You may review this term paper example. Please do not copy it.