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Prof. Robinson-Williams - Eng 101 - Spring 2021: Major Research Assignment

Your Assignment

You will complete a cycle of a research project this semester, which will have several parts.  All parts are required to complete each project. ...[L]isted below are the three formal writing assignments for your research projects:

  • Research Proposal (2-3 pages) and cover letter. Articulate your tentative research question, its significance, and your work plan. 
  • Annotated Bibliography (researching and listing 5 sources) and cover letter. Research something you're interested in. Bring together various perspectives among 5 different sources on that question from 5 other writers. Discuss how those perspectives relate to one another.
  • Research Article (5 pages) and cover letter. Write a research article that makes a debatable claim, supports it with reasoning and evidence, and engages with the claims of other thinkers. Within your argument, engage with (summarize and synthesize) 5 sources that tackle the same specific topic or question, but which offer differing perspectives.

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