This is the second preparation document leading up to the Intercultural Communication Analysis. In this document, you are to lay out your paper in such a way that you will have the main points and ideas in hand, but must still fill in the details, specifics, support, previews, and summaries.
To begin, give all of your references, a three or four sentence annotation that summarizes the material in each, and how it will fit in your paper. Remember, you must have at least 2 scholarly article citations and at least 2 citations from books and/or our textbook.
Create a full sentence outline of the paper. This will probably have three sections that coincide with the three sections of the paper described on the assignment sheet. A full sentence outline would at least have an overarching sentence for each section (using notation I., II., and III.).
Then will come the subsections of the major sections. These are pretty clearly laid out in the assignment sheet. For example, if you are going to highlight the collectivistic characteristic of your culture, then one of the subsections in section II of the paper might be “Like most Arab and African cultures on the African continent, Ghana is generally a collectivistic culture” (using the notation A., B., C., etc.).
It would be good to drop to the next level (1., 2., 3., etc.) where you would lay out the details. In the just noted subsection, you might have a detail such as “1. Neuliep (2006, p. 48) lists Ghana as a collectivistic culture.”
Make sure that all of your sources are cited at least once in the outline so that you know where material is to go when you start the draft of the paper.
If you want to put in introductions, previews, and summary / conclusions in the outline, just insert them as such and don’t try to incorporate these into the outline numeration, per se.
For this preparation, the grading rubric is:
There are 8 citations (including 2 scholarly journals and 2 texts) – 5 points
All 8 citations has a useful annotation – 5 points
All 8 citations mention specifically where the citation will work in the paper – 5 points
There is a full sentence outline of the paper – 5 points
The outline has 8 citations embedded in it – 5 points
The outline is organized and coherent – 5 points