ENG112-WOOD-CH11PP-6e - Chapter 11 The Research Paper:...

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Chapter 11 The Research Paper: Clarifying Purpose and Understanding the Audience
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Understand the Assignment Decide on an issue Write an Issue Proposal Do some initial reading Locate sources Do some background reading Write an exploratory paper List three perspectives
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Write a Claim Write claim as early as possible Establish the fundamental purpose Write issue as a question Identify the Rhetorical Situation (TRACE)
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Questions to Plan Claim and Purpose To establish claim of fact: What happened? Does it exist? Is it a fact? Is it true? To establish claim of definition: What is it? What is it like? How should we interpret it? How does its usual meaning change in this context? To establish claim of cause: What caused it? Where did it come from? Why did it happen?
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Questions to Plan Claim and Purpose To establish claim of value: Is it good or bad?
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ENG112-WOOD-CH11PP-6e - Chapter 11 The Research Paper:...

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