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ENG 111 Argument Essay / beginning the research processPurpose:This set of activities will help you choose a broad area of focus and narrow it down toan appropriate issue and scope for your argument essay. Your finished essay will be 3-5 pages,and we’ll work on it for the next several weeks. Finding a direction is an important step inkeeping up the pace of this project, so while you can certainly adjust course as you go, theimportant thing is that you start work this week.Research begins with curiosity and questioning. Good research will lead to more questions, sostay open to shifts in your topic as you discover new ideas and information. Feel free tocontinue working with an article or topic we’ve already read and discussed in class.Timeline for this projectDateAssignment DueOctober 27Develop your research questionsPadlet activity to brainstormFreewriteBegin reading about your topic to find the issue you’d like to exploreand locate different viewpoints.Add anything you find to yourwriting group Padlet.November 3Research proposal:1.Research question2.The conversation around this issue3.Search strategies4.Anticipated challengesNovember 10Annotated Bibliography(15 sources)Your writing group will work together to locate and documentsources for your annotated bibliography. However, you will eachturn in your own annotated bibliography that may or may not draw

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