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introduction with a research question, three primary source citations, and three new annotations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Style:
• Be sure that your spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are correct. Please write your paragraphs in complete sentences with strong topic sentences and organized thoughts throughout. Avoid run-on sentences and incomplete sentences.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction:
• Please provide the background information for your topic. This should include who was involved, what happened, where it happened, when it happened, and a brief discussion of the context necessary for your audience to understand your research. You should also state your (revised) research question
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSecondary Source Citation (1 source total):
• Properly cite your secondary source following MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual Style.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSecondary Source Summary:
• What is the topic of the source, the main argument, and the methodology the author(s) used to build their argument. Be specific. For example: Did they use survey data? How was the survey conducted? How were subjects selected? Did they examine documents? What kinds of documents were they? Did they properly analyze those sources? Finally, critique the argument. Was it strong or weak? Do you agree or not? Be sure to justify your answer.
• Make sure you have selected a secondary source. Your secondary source should be an original academic article or book chapter that has been peer-reviewed. Be sure that your source is analyzing primary sources to make an original argument and not an opinion-editorial or current events report from an academic journal. If you are in doubt, ask me. I will not give any credit for a citation and summary of a source that is not a secondary source.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePrimary Source Citations (3 sources total):
• Properly cite your primary sources following MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual Style.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePrimary Source Summaries:
• Identify the title, author/creator of the source and any relevant publication information.
• Define the source’s purpose. Be specific. Is the author attempting to persuade the audience of a political position? Is the goal of the newspaper article to inform? Did you watch a film intended to entertain? Is there any bias present in the source or selection bias in the information presented in the source?
• Explain why you chose this source for your research project. You should not simply choose the first three newspaper articles you find on Google, but you should look for variety in your sources that offer different points of view or unique angles related to your topic. What new information did you learn from this source, and how does the source contribute to the argument you are building?