Research Essay ( please read below)

Dec 6th, 2015
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Question description

My topic is on police brutality and what we can do as a community to make the united states better compared to other countries who may not suffer from this unfortunate circumstances.

I have also attached the rubric, please read the following instructions below, this is very important because it is my final paper and need it to get for my final grade please let me know if this is feasible for you.

This essay requires at least three different sources--including one newspaper or magazine, one credible website with Neutral Point of View (NPOV), and one book or academic journal. If your topic is such that any of these are not practical, let me know.


WRITING TO PERSUADE An ACADEMIC AUDIENCE: RESEARCH ESSAY

ASSIGNMENT

Write a 1,500-2,000 word (not including title, header, and bibliography) researched argument with a position claim on a topic of your choice.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to convince readers to change their point-of-view or their actions regarding an issue you care about. You are not responsible for solving the problem entirely, but rather for contributing something meaningful to the ongoing conversation surrounding the issue. Position arguments like this are very common in academic debates and in a wide range of writing both inside and outside of academic contexts. 

PROCESS

For this assignment, you will need to conduct library and online research to “listen in” on what others have already said and to find evidence to support your claim. The essay will also need appropriate context and a convincing engagement with those who might oppose your argument. Here are some steps you might consider to get started:

1. Begin by identifying a topic/controversial issue that interests you personally and spend some time isolating a central, unresolved problem. Next, develop a research question to guide your preliminary fact-finding--something like “What should be done about X?”

2. Once you’ve gathered some background information on your topic, develop a working thesis that includes a claim and reasons joined by a connective element like the word “because.” You’ll use these reasons--three or four of the key points supporting your solution--to shape the body of your essay.

3. Next, consider who your target audience is for an “academic argument.” Make sure you are specific about who you are trying to convince, and what you want them to do (i.e. think more critically about the issue, change their perspective, or take a particular action).

4. Start writing by drafting an introduction that sets-up the situation or problem your essay addresses. Then, use a paragraph to give any crucial background information. Now you can begin using quoted and paraphrased research to justify each of your reasons for your position. As your essay takes shape, make sure you include a “naysayer” paragraph that evaluates at least one obvious opposing point-of-view. Finally, don’t forget that your conclusion needs to help readers see what they’ve gained from your essay and what the future implications or direction for further research may be. 

POINTS OF EVALUATION

Your essay will be evaluated based on the Research Essay scoring rubric.

REQUIREMENTS

As with all essays in this class, this paper should follow MLA or APA guidelines for citation and page format. This means in-text citations and a Works Cited or Refences page, as well as a formal heading and page numbers. Make sure you use a standard font, double-line spacing, and 1” margins.

This essay requires at least three different sources--including one newspaper or magazine, one credible website with Neutral Point of View (NPOV), and one book or academic journal. If your topic is such that any of these are not practical, let me know.


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