Project #75956 - research paper

Writing the Research Essay

For the Topic and Working Bibliography Discussion Board Post due July 6, your assignment is to choose a topic as your focus from your Unit Two or Unit Three essay, as well as gather at least three credible sources for use in your paper (Carefully read the assignment for complete details).

The research paper is your opportunity to enter into the conversation to which you have begun listening. So far, you are beginning to retrieve sources for your working bibliography. Continue doing research and gather another three to four sources for use in your paper. You will want to have a minimum of five or six sources for your paper, but no more than seven sources total.  Now, closely analyze your sources and answer the following questions. You will enter into the conversation by drafting some of your answers to the particular sources that focus on your topic.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the other scholars?
  • What do you agree with or disagree with in their research?
  • What claim might you make?
  • What are your reasons for the claim?
  • What evidence from the text would you provide?
  • What counter-arguments might you anticipate?
  • How will you address these counter-arguments?

A humanities-based research paper often follows this format:

  1. Introduction
  2. Literature review
  3. Theoretical approach that offers a different perspective
  4. Writer's arguments
  5. The writer's refutation of counter-arguments

While you may choose to use a different model, you might keep this one in mind, as well as the models that are offered in your book.

Your answers to the above questions will help you formulate your own claim, reasons, and evidence. Remember, this is a literary analysis research paper, this is NOT an essay based on personal experience, do not use first person.

In fact, if you have not done so already, write your claim and reasons right now. Your claim and reasons will function as the thesis of your paper. If you identify a particular theoretical approach that supports your claim, you may want to review that material and include it in your paper. Your evidence will then be the selections of the text, as well as the scholarship of others, that you use to support your argument. As stated earlier, you will want to have at least five sources for your paper; however, the maximum is seven sources. Your essay should be 1500-2000 words (6-7 pages), more than 2000 words is acceptable, less than 1500 words is not acceptable.

Use MLA format (correctly).   

Reminder: This essay is 25% of your grade. Begin drafting your paper as early as possible, so that you have sufficient time to revise, edit, and proofread your paper before it is due.  

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 07/11/2015 12:00 am
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