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((!!!NO SOURCES EXCEPT THE ONES PROVIDED!!!!!)) Length: 4 pages Document Design Format (MLA Standard): · Double-spaced; 1-inch margins; 12-point font; Times New Roman scriipt. Your essay should also contain a solid introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and conclusion. In no place in the essay is it acceptable to “announce” where you are going with your writing. For example, please stay away from making statements like, “In this essay, I am going to explain a time in my life where I had to evaluate my critical thinking skills….” These types of statements should never be necessary if your writing is clear. Create a Research Question (All research questions MUST begin with the word “SHOULD””) and a Purpose/Claim. The research question you create MUST begin with the word “should OR does” to ensure for an argumentative/persuasive essay. Once you have created your research question, you must take a stance. The stance you take will be your Claim/Position on your topic, meaning that you will “either” be for or against the position. Please review the information below on Outline for further development. 3. Conduct Research 4. Create a Research Outline #1(Sunday, Oct. 16th).
See example of outline #1 under module in canvas. Outline After selecting one of the topics above that interest you and conducting research, you must create on a separate sheet an outline that must include the following, along with one copy of the each source that contains the answers you found: (See also outline example in Canvas). Example of Outline #2 is below. Topic: Education: School Uniforms Research Question: Should students be required to wear school uniforms in today’s educational system? (All research questions MUST begin with the word “SHOULD”) Purpose/Claim: Students should be required to wear school uniforms in today’s educational system. Thesis Statement: Preventing students from concealing weapons, reducing peer pressure, and saving parents money are the reasons why students should wear school uniforms in today’s educational system. Outline: I. According to Jill Scott, author of Bullying in Our Schools, “Uniforms prevent students from concealing weapons under baggy clothing” (p. 74). II. According to John Mayer, Founder and Director of the Center of Teenage Education, “Wearing school uniforms reduces peer pressure” (p.10). III. Jane Roberts, Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College, found “School uniforms saved parents money” (p.24).
***The answers/main points cannot be “your answers or opinions”. They must come from a credible, scholarly source, which you must cite as the “They Say”. Wikipedia is not a credible source and cannot be used in this class. All research questions MUST begin with the word “Should,” just like the one in the example above. Remember: 1. You must have least three main points that you intend to examine during your research project. The main points MUST BE the answers to your research questions from an expert(s). They will be the points you intend to prove in your research paper. 2. You may utilize course sources, such as our textbook, article, or video, but you must cite them correctly (in-text and Work Cited page). 3. Your essay should also contain a solid introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. In no place in the essay is it acceptable to “announce” where you are going with your writing. For example, please stay away from making statements like, “In this essay, I am going to explain a time in my life where I had to evaluate my critical thinking skills….” These types of statements should never be necessary if your writing is clear. 4. All research questions MUST begin with the word “SHOULD” Criteria for Evaluation: · Use your critical thinking skills to write your essay. ·
Evidence of understanding key critical writing concepts from your TSIS textbook. You must use at least 8 different moves you have learned from the TSIS textbook, in chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Please use templates from the chapter in the book. · Logical, structured and adequate development of ideas; elaboration is a virtue · Display of a critical self-awareness regarding one’s own experience and growth as a critical thinker; insightful, reflective, in-depth analysis and commentary · Thorough engagement of all elements of the prompt · Presentation of remarks in an organized, cohesive fashion, including appropriate paragraphing, transitioning and ordering/structuring of remarks · Command of the conventions of grammar and the mechanics of paper writing, including the MLA system for document design and source citation and documentation · Appropriate management of tone and, especially, diction · Adherence to MLA guidelines (reference your old English 111 or 112 textbooks) · At least 5 correctly cited, academic, and credible that either supports your claim or does not support your claim, for you must be knowledgeable about both sides of your topic. Your sources must be SCHOLARLY.
WIKIPEDIA CAN NOT BE USED FOR ANY ASSIGNMENT IN THIS CLASS. Notice: If you have any questions regarding the above prompt or this assignment in general, please contact me ASAP by email or visit me on the Jamestown campus by appointment only. There are times students will wait until the last week or so to contact me about an idea, and this result in frustration and anxiety, so please do not wait until the last minute to start this essay; please begin now. Bear in mind that papers turned in late will receive no credit and no essay can be emailed to me on or by the due date specified above. Please also note that part of an education involves learning to follow complex instructions, as well as being held to high standards.
A paper submission that is poorly designed as a document, that fails to meet length requirements, lacks significant elements of the assignment (ample use of critical thinking terminology, appropriate documentation of all sources used, adequate development of ideas), or that is otherwise inappropriate for college-level work may not be accepted and may not qualify for credit. Your grade for the essay depends on how well you meet the expectations above. The more expectations you meet, and the better you meet them, the higher your grade will be. If you fail to meet most or all of the expectations, you can expect to receive a “D” or and “F”. While grammar and mechanics are not the most important part of good writing, they are a necessary part. Papers that show little to no evidence of proofreading and editing will lose points, so please schedule time to visit the Writing Center on the third floor of the Applied Technologies Building for editing and proofreading assistanc