Critically evaluate source material, in terms of style, tone, logic, overall persuasiveness

style, tone, logic, overall persuasiveness

  • Critically evaluate source material, in terms of style, tone, logic, overall persuasiveness
  • Synthesize source material and integrate it into students’ writing smoothly and appropriately
  • Be comfortable using outside sources and materials
  • Use an appropriate note-taking system
  • Cite sources properly, both in text and on Works Cited pages
  • Be able to develop, organize and support a clearly defined thesis in a 8-10 page research paper
  • Have a firm grasp of grammar and mechanics and be able to edit own work

Instructions

A complete (8-10 pages not including outline, title page, or works cited) research paper is required.  You are free to choose your own topic but the paper must make a point.  This means that the paper must have a narrow, focused topic that results in a final conclusion.  The paper should reflect everything we discuss this quarter.  You can find a sample essay in Current Issues pages 309-314 and The Bedford Researcher Chapter 20.

Here is a quick reminder of the specific requirements for your Final Research Project:

  • 8-10 pages (not including title page or Works Cited)
  • 8-10 significant sources
  • full MLA format (no outline or end notes required)
  • focused thesis that comes to a specific conclusion
  • remember that this a fully researched argument paper, not just a data or history report
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