Read these directions carefully before you find your articles. Why? To understand which articles will be best. What will best look like? Articles that are:
The purpose of this assignment is to synthesize the skills you have learned this semester and to show mastery of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) as delineated in our Course Outline. Specifically, students will show evidence of proficiency of the skills below.
Use complete sentences to answer the questions.
Be sure to identify which article you are discussing in each part of this assignment.
I. Response prior to research
After you have chosen the question that you would like to research, but before you begin your research, decide how you feel and what you think about the question. Write a well-developed paragraph in which you explain your original ideas about the topic. You paragraph should start with a main idea sentence and should contain three reasons for your opinion. This part of the project will be collected before you begin your research.
II. Style of Writing
A . Identify the style of writing for your first article and explain your answer.
B. Identify the style of writing for your second article and explain your answer.
III. Patterns of Organization
A. Identify the major pattern of organization of your first article and explain your answer. Include a definition of the pattern and at least one specific example.
B. Identify the major pattern of organization of your second article and explain your answer. Include a definition of the pattern and at least one specific example.
VIII. Response to the Question
Develop a clear, specific thesis statement that answers the research question that you have chosen. Explain if your thesis is similar or different to your original thoughts about the topic. Then support your thesis statement with explanations and evidence that you have learned from the articles you used for research. Your response should be written in two or three well developed paragraphs and reflect a clear understanding of the topic. Be sure to refer to each of the articles as you explain how you have reached your conclusion.
IX. Works Cited Page
The last page of your project should contain a list of works cited for the two articles you have read. Obtain a Citation Format Guide from the library webpage. Follow the format used for citing electronic sources from the MLA Citation Format Guide. Pay close attention to the section on URLs.