The purpose of this project is to provide a rhetorically savvy, thesis-driven, well-researched argument that educates viewers about a topic of special concern to you. The skills you will utilize and develop can be applied to all future research projects.
As with every project this semester, we are using a wide variety of possible sources. Depending on the needs of your project, your paper can use facts from academic journal articles, taped interviews, newspaper articles, almost anything could be a potential source, as long as you responsibly credit the work of others.
A successful paper will:
– convey information in a clear and academically responsible way, balancing ethos, pathos, and logos to communicate with, and persuade, viewers.
– clearly identify a purpose for writing and select an appropriate target audience
– take account of opposing viewpoints and construct an argument in a responsible way, noting how it fits into the ongoing dialogue on the subject.
-Bring in at least 7 outside sources in a responsible way.
-be a minimum of 1500 words not including the bibliography/works cited (list word count on last text page)
-include a bibliography/works cited page in correct MLA format. This bibliography will contain the citation information for your paper. Every idea that is not yours (all the newspaper articles, films, songs, charts, books, websites, and periodical articles you incorporate) will be noted here. A successful bibliography will demonstrate the responsible use of sources for your paper, as well as careful attention to MLA format.