Martha92_PHD Will attach details 1. Try using a template sentence:
I am writing about________________________, and I am going to argue, show, or prove____
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1. Try using a template sentence:
I am writing about________________________, and I am going to argue, show, or prove________________________________________.
What you wrote in the first blank is the topic; what you wrote in the second blank is what focuses your paper.
I am going to write about the American automobile industry, and I am going to show that it is
actually invigorated by foreign competition.
2. Next, refine the sentence.
The American automobile industry has been invigorated by foreign competition, which has
forced it to create more economical production techniques and produce better cars.
Note: In this example, the thesis statement suggests an obvious path for development in “economical production techniques” and “better cars.” Two following paragraphs, for example, would logically discuss 1) production techniques and 2) better cars.
3. Then answer these questions concerning your thesis and paper:
What question is my assignment asking?
Am I answering that question and focusing on a small area of investigation?
As I read my paper, have I supported the thesis, or digressed? If so, where? How?
When you have discovered a topic in the natural sciences related to your chosen disability, ask a clear and specific question about it to guide your research. Use that question to do preliminary research on the FTCC database.
When you have found at least three articles, read the abstracts, skim the articles, and figure out what answers your sources are providing to your question. Formulate your tentative thesis statement as the answer to your research question.
For example, I might have chosen the neurological impairment known as stroke for my semester topic. I have discovered that some strokes (ischemic) are caused by a blocked blood vessel, and some (hemorrhagic) are caused by a burst blood vessel, and they both cause a lack of oxygen to the brain.
I might ask as a research question: What factors determine the prognosis after an ischemic stroke?
After doing preliminary research, I will come up with an answer to this question, my tentative thesis: Post-stroke depression, nature of frontal-lobe lesions, and complete blood count are some factors related to the long-term prognosis of patients with ischemic strokes.
Please post your research question and tentative thesis here. Provide the same level effort, thought, and research as indicated in the example.
See here for additional guidance:
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!
1. Ask yourself, “Have I included a research question that is actually a question – with a question mark? Did I submit one – and ONLY one – research question?”
2. Ask yourself, “Did I submit a thesis statement that is a complete sentence and actually answers my research question?”
3. Your submission should be no more than two sentences long: one research question and one thesis statement.
A summary of an article provides in condensed form the thesis of the article and the main points of evidence used to demonstrate that thesis. Since you will be presenting this information for a lay audience, the evidence should be summarized in general layman’s terms. DO NOT use direct quotes! Each summary should begin with the CSE-style citation of the article and should be approximately 200 words long. The summaries must relate directly to the answer of your research question.
Three summaries are due. Three sources should be present.
· If you do not submit three total credible sources, I will return your assignment ungraded. You will earn an automatic zero.
· Again, three sources – all summarized and correctly cited – should be present.
If you need assistance with outlining, you might wish to review the information provided online by the Purdue OWL under “Developing an Outline.” This resource includes sections on components of an outline, how to prepare an outline, and samples of outlines. I will use this website to evaluate your outline.
For this class, your outline should include full sentences for the thesis and the topic sentences, but only phrases for the points of evidence in each paragraph. My primary concern is that you have a PLAN for your essay that distinguishes between main ideas and minor points of evidence. The first part of this assignment asks that you prepare a complete outline for your paper that conforms to the rules stated above.
Next, prepare a rough draft of your introduction and at least your first main point. Post your outline and the partial draft as a Word document here.
You must include all documentation in order for me to provide a critique. Since you are using CSE citation-sequence style, you will have endnotes that correspond to your in-text citations. The in-text citations are noted with a superscript number in the order of citation (1, 2, 3). The endnotes are listed in the order referenced in the text (i.e., not alphabetical order). This is why this style is called “citation-sequence.” Additional citations to the same source use the same number as its first citation. CSE citation-sequence style uses the phrase “Cited References” as the title for the list of sources (bibliography) at the end of the paper. Center the phrase “CITED REFERENCES,” but do not use any other formatting—don’t bold, italicize, underline, or place in quotes.
CSE is covered in Miller-Cochran. Please use it!
· Your submission should include your introductory paragraph, followed by your first body paragraph. Two paragraphs total.
· Your submission should outline the rest of the essay, including the conclusion.
· Your outline should include all of the required sources – cited in the body of the outline and on the reference list.
· Again, you should cite your sources using in-text citations and reference list citations.