Be careful to heed the following requirements; failure to fulfill one or more of these requirements will result in a significant loss in points.
Must be at least 1,500-2,000 words in length, no longer than 12 pages before including your Works Cited page
Must cite at least three (3) peer-reviewed sources (such as periodical and journal articles found through the library, its website and databases, or sites of similar academic esteem).
Must eliminate personal pronouns. Write in third person.
Must use several quotations and examples of paraphrased or summarized material from your research to support your claim (thesis). Each of these should be cited within the text/body of your essay and on the Works Cited page.
Thesis statement must be an original argumentative claim of causation, value, fact, and/or policy.
Must follow proper MLA 9th-edition conventions (format, citations, etc.)
Must be handed in during class or uploaded to Canvas by date and time due (late papers will only be accepted up to 24 hours after official due date and time unless special arrangements have been made in advance). The paper is due May 18, 2022 by 11:59 pm.
Advice for the writing process
Develop a research question that you seek to answer. Identify several key terms that you can use to search for the answer(s) to your question when conducting research.
Create an outline answering questions concerning the who, what, when, where, why, and how of your topic.
Keep a research journal, jotting down information that you will later need to create your Works Cited page.
Take advantage of peer help, peer reviewing when editing, library resources, and any tutoring available to you. Also, ask your friends for advice or create a group study event! Why not? #networking
Use your librarians’ training to help aid you in your research process. Setting up an appointment via email or phone will greatly increase your chances of having some quality one-on-one time with a skilled professional research assistant! Bring this page to them and let them help you. Hi librarians, you rock!
Finally, ask yourself what it is you find most interesting, alarming, or significant about your topic. This should help you decide what your audience may want to read about. Organize the information (research) you collect according to significance, chronology, or space.