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English 102/Caroline Wilkinson Spring 2010 Assignment 4: Research Paper Overview: For this assignment, you will utilize your literature review and synthesis to compose a research paper on a particular controversy in a field that you are interested in. You will engage meaningfully with multiple sources and then organize, analyze, and synthesize information from those sources to position your argument on the controversy. Out of the seven sources you must use, three can be non-academic sources such as magazine or newspaper articles. If you think of another type of non-academic source you are interested in, ask me and we can discuss whether it will work or not. Goals: This assignment is designed to Help you to integrate various viewpoints into your own argument. Increase your familiarity with sources that demonstrate different genres and audiences.
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Unformatted text preview: • Help you to create the genre of the research paper. • Give you practice with learning how to research for specific sources. • Increase your awareness of evaluating different sources. • Give you practice with conventions of different methods of citations. Formatting and other Requirements: Your analysis should be 8 full double-spaced pages . Be sure to include • page numbers (in Word, go to the Insert menu and select Page Numbers ) • a title • your name Audience: Your classmates, who may have some knowledge of the controversy, but not of the trends in the research nor of your argument about it. Number of Sources: 4 academic sources 3 non-academic sources Due Dates: See the daily schedule (on Blackboard) for all due dates associated with this assignment....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course ED 101 taught by Professor Propas during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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