Throughout the semester, we have been working on honing the skills you’ve cultivated from completing several carefully designed assignments. The purpose of this paper is to exhibit your understanding of concepts we have learned this semester: objective summary, evaluative summary, critical analysis, live performance and communication, argument analysis, APA style, and researching. Everything we have learned up to this point has been to prepare you for this research paper and to set the foundation for future academic, professional, and scholarly research you may do. In short, your final paper should take a position, select and integrate sources, and develop an original persuasive argument using APA style and documentation.
Getting Started & Generating Ideas:
Consider the following questions before you begin writing/as you draft:
• What is the issue or controversy being researched? Do you feel strongly about your topic?
• What background does your audience need to know to understand the complexity of the issue?
• How can you “hook” the audience?
• What is the specific argument (thesis) you make in response to the issue? (i.e., what is your stance?)
• How will you support this argument (thesis) with evidence?
• How are you addressing the credibility & context of each source you are including?
• How do the various perspectives interact with one another? How can you turn others’ arguments into a conversation in your research paper? How will you include the opposition’s stance?
• What conclusion can you make or solution can you propose as a result of your argument?
For your 10-12 page research paper, please identify, at least implicitly, your audience and where they fall on the sympathy spectrum. Be sure to adjust your strategies appropriately.
Make the paper in the aspect of a college campus. Include how college students can cut down on water bottles. Make the college campus focus on Northern Illinois University