English 161 Critique Research Proposal

English 161 - writer done a good job of distinguishing these positions 5 Research Plan What specific sources(reference books databases websites etc

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English 161: Taking Issue: Writing Analytically about Ethics and Politics                Ford Research Proposal Draft:  Exchange and Critique Instructions:  Trade your Research Proposal Draft and Position Chart with a colleague, and  answer the following questions. 1. Research Question or Hypothesis:  Write out in your own words a question or hypothesis  that, in your judgment, best expresses the writer's ethical/political concerns. 2. Opposing Principles:  State clearly at least two basic opposing principles informing the  controversy. If there are more, or subsidiary, principles, state them, as well. 3. Absolute Positions:  Describe the two opposing absolute positions, as identified by the writer.  List their proposals (policies they want to implement) and some reasons. 4. Qualified Positions:  Identify the specific differences between the two opposing qualified  positions, including proposals, reservations or prohibitions, exceptions or allowances. Has the 
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Unformatted text preview: writer done a good job of distinguishing these positions? 5. Research Plan: What specific sources (reference books, databases, websites, etc.) does the writer mention (if any)? Is there really a specific plan, or just general blah blah blah? 6. Focusing: List at least three possible ways the writer could focus or narrow the issue, concentrating on sub-topics or sub-issues, issues-within-issues, or related issues. 7. Keyword Searching: Suggest effective keywords and phrases to use for these issues. Try constructing some efficient Boolean searches, using operators (and, or, not) and the techniques of truncation (* or ?), nesting (parentheses with "or"), and quotation marks (for phrases). Use the back of this sheet to experiment; list as many searches as you can....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2010 for the course ENGL 161 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Ill. Chicago.

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