Assignment 1: Research Topics with Explanation
Due Week 2 and worth 100 points
Read through the list of research topics (located in the Appendix), or by clicking the link here,
on which to write a research paper. Select three (3) topics that
interest you most and identify two (2) credible sources for each topic.
Note: This is one (1) of several parts that will build toward a final
draft of your persuasive writing research paper.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:
- Explain the reason for selecting topic one (1), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
- Explain the reason for selecting topic two (2), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
- Explain the reason for selecting topic three (3), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
and document six (6) credible sources (two (2) for each topic) that you
would expect to use. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify
as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
- Include a cover page
containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
- Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
- Recognize correct APA documentation and reasons to document and avoid plagiarism.
- Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
- Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.
Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.
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