File 1. Step One: Topic Proposal
Choose a topic from the approved list.
1. What topic are you going to research? Write down everything you know or think you know about this topic.
Now make a list of what you will need to find out about the topic to write an effective paper.
Take a few minutes and do a Google search of this topic. How many hits did you get? Raid the articles and get some idea about the information available on this topic. Now go into the electronic databases and do another search. How many articles did you find? Do you think there is enough research available to write a well-supported paper?
Step Two—Refining the Topic and Defining the Rhetorical Situation
1. What will your report cover? What information and facts do readers need to know to make a decision?
What should the report accomplish? What is its main goal or objective?
Complete this sentence: The purpose of my report is to
Who is the audience? Besides the instructor, set up an imaginary audience for your report. Identify the primary readers, the secondary readers, the tertiary readers, and the gatekeeper readers.
Analyze the context of use. Where, when, and how will the report be used? What are the political, economic, and ethical factors that will influence the writing of the report, and how readers will interpret it?
Step Three-Researching the Topic
Write down your research question.
State your hypothesis:
Briefly discuss your methodology.
File 2. Step 4: Source Summaries
After you complete steps 1-3, you are ready to review the research on your topic. You need to locate at least 7-10 different articles that you can use in your paper. At least two of these articles must come from one of the electronic databases either in the school Library databases. You may use one book. You may use articles from the Internet provided the site is valid and the author is listed. No Wikipedia.
School database link 1. http://infoweb.newsbank.com.db07.linccweb.org/resources/?p=NewsBank
List all of the articles you have found in proper MLA format.
Choose your best three articles and write a source summary of at least 250 words for each article. You will want to summarize the main ideas of the article and tell how you will use it in your paper.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||07/19/2015 08:00 pm|
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