21 shortresearch

21 shortresearch - ShortResearchPaper:History

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Short Research Paper: History A short research paper is an argument about literature that uses both primary and  secondary texts to make a case.  This short research paper focuses on the history or  context of the text. To complete this assignment successfully, you will need to  understand your audience, the argument conventions, the structural conventions,  research skills and the specific requirements for this assignment. Audience The audience for this paper, and for most of your formal papers in your English classes,  is a reader who is trained in literary analysis and who has general knowledge of the text.  This audience could include both students and experts.  To appeal to this audience, you  should use the appropriate language, which is both formal and uses the correct literary  terms.  In addition, in this class and other English class, you should use the correct MLA  format.   Argument  Because your audience has a general knowledge of the text, your paper should be an  argument and not a summary.  It uses both the primary texts and secondary texts as  sources of evidence and should be well supported by the quotations, paraphrases and  commentary from or on the text. You should have a logical organization for your  argument. In other words, the reader should understand the organization as a logical 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ENG 295 taught by Professor Danettepaul during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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