Learning Goal: I’m working on a english multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
- This is the FINAL DRAFT for a MAJOR grade worth 20% of your overall grade in the course.
- Should be a COMPLETE OUTLINE (see UPDATED Research Outline Guidelines linked below).
- ONLY Submit as Word docx. or Google doc as PDF – DO NOT SUBMIT AS PAGES or any other type of document.
link here. Make sure you are following this example Research Outline and that you have all of the following sections listed with SUB-HEADINGS (headings in your paper that are under the Title -Introduction, Background, Sub-Claim 1, Sub-Claim 2, Conclusion: Then submit an MLA formatted outline that includes ALL of the following sections:
- Introduction – should be fully written in essay format with a quoted and cited source and a strong thesis at the end.
- Background – Should include at least one cited and quoted or paraphrased source. Here you should set up the information that your audience needs to consider – that shows a controversy and gives some context about your argument.
- TWO Sub-Claim sections – You need at least two sub-claims – you can add another sub-claim if you need to) – here you should include at least one or two sources for each sub-claim heading. These section is more note based. You should have the sources you will refer to and pull some quotes you will use to support your argument.
- Conclusion – SEE WEEK 15 OVERVIEW FOR CONCLUSIONS– finally, you will first restate the sub-claims and main argument (thesis statement), evaluate how those sub-claims support your argument, and then propose a solution that is REALISTIC for your IDEAL audience. Think about who your research addresses most specifically and then suggest something they should do as a result of your argument. You are trying to MOVE THEM TO ACTION. THIS IS NOT ABOUT RAISING AWARENESS, but about really considering a ‘call to action’ for your IDEAL AUDIENCE. So, really think about a specific audience (from your Prospectus) and what they can do in a practical way. Simply ‘informing’ or ‘raising awareness’ is not an argument, that is just a report!