For this sequence, you should choose a topic within the field of education or technology or guns and incarceration. You should then craft a “how,” “why,” or “to what extent” question that can be answered in an essay of approximately 5-8 pages.
While preparing for the essay, you will explore topics and craft a question in the form of a Research Proposal. You will then uncover credible and relevant sources for your question, summarize and respond to them in the form of an Annotated Bibliography. Thereafter, you will learn to synthesize and organize these sources into your own argument essay. This essay must include in-line citations, a Works Cited page and a cover letter. During exam week, you will create a final project that will take the form of a five-minute TED talk in front of the class.
Overview of the Second Sequence
Step 1: The Research Proposal (which begins today)
Step 2: The Annotated Bibliography (AB) – with a cover letter
Step 3: The Outline
Step 4: Research Article with works cited, in-line citations and cover letter
Step 5: The TED talk (Exam week)
1.) Pick a topic and propose a thesis to create your research question. Ask yourself:
2.) Locate an introductory, influential source. Some ways to locate influential sources include: