This is the
second preparation document leading up to the Intercultural Communication
Analysis. In this document, you are to
lay out your paper in such a way that you will have the main points and ideas
in hand, but must still fill in the details, specifics, support, previews, and
give all of your references, a three or four sentence annotation that
summarizes the material in each, and how it will fit in your paper. Remember, you must have at least 2 scholarly
article citations and at least 2 citations from books and/or our textbook.
Create a full
sentence outline of the paper. This
will probably have three sections that coincide with the three sections of the
paper described on the assignment sheet.
A full sentence outline would at least have an overarching sentence for
each section (using notation I., II., and III.).
come the subsections of the major sections.
These are pretty clearly laid out in the assignment sheet. For example, if you are going to highlight
the collectivistic characteristic of your culture, then one of the subsections
in section II of the paper might be “Like most Arab and African cultures on the
African continent, Ghana is generally a collectivistic culture” (using the
notation A., B., C., etc.).
It would be
good to drop to the next level (1., 2., 3., etc.) where you would lay out the
details. In the just noted subsection,
you might have a detail such as “1. Neuliep (2006, p. 48) lists Ghana as a
that all of your sources are cited at least once in the outline so that you
know where material is to go when you start the draft of the paper.
If you want
to put in introductions, previews, and summary / conclusions in the outline,
just insert them as such and don’t try to incorporate these into the outline
numeration, per se.
preparation, the grading rubric is:
There are 8 citations (including 2 scholarly
journals and 2 texts) – 5 points
All 8 citations has a useful annotation – 5 points
All 8 citations mention specifically where the
citation will work in the paper – 5 points
There is a full sentence outline of the paper – 5
The outline has 8 citations embedded in it – 5
The outline is organized and coherent – 5 points