Watch the film "Super Size Me" then do the Pre-writing

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Creat a topic, then do the pre-writing.

Pre-writing materials include: Freewriting, Brainstorming, Works Cited & References List, Outline Template, Rough Draft.

Freshman Comp SVSU Research Packet| 1 RESEARCH ESSAY STRATEGIES Select a Topic Focus and Form a Research Question For this essay, take an issue or topic from Super Size Me and explore it at length. Resist closure and keep the problem open over the course of the essay. Once you know what your topic focus will be for your research essay, consider establishing a research question. A research question will help you determine the scope and direction of your research project. A question is also useful in guiding you to your thesis. When forming your research question, consider  a question that holds importance in the real world  a question that holds importance in the scholarly discussion of your topic  a question that has a narrow focus, which is easier to manage than a broad focus Organizing Your Essay Introduce your topic  introduce your topic focus and interest in it  summarize the documentary, emphasizing details that triggered your topic focus  describe any other aspects of your topic that illustrate its environment (where it exists) and conditions (why or how it exists)  establish a research question that’s significant while it’s problematic and complex  describe what your essay will attempt to answer/argue (question/thesis/controlling idea) o note what is significant (real world importance/scholarly importance) about your thesis o include an example that illustrates an interesting aspect of your research question  specify how your topic focus ties into your research study  present relevant background and define key terms and concepts that you will use in the essay o only use portions of definitions that are relevant to your essay ideas o summarize and paraphrase with your own words when possible Develop your research essay body paragraphs  research your topic and question and narrow down your sources to those that specifically inform your focus  when discussing your findings and developing your argument, analyze (break apart and interpret to find meaning) and illustrate o introduce your source  with awareness of the idea it supports  with awareness of how your idea supports your question/problem/issue o provide source’s rhetorical context and information o summarize your source’s content and argument o explore your strong response to source  how does source support idea  how, if at all, does the source oppose your ideas  is there a relevant example you can include to illustrate your idea/point o how does source information enhance your understanding of your question/problem/issue o how do these connections/findings impact your topic focus and/or research (its environment/conditions) o is additional research or knowledge needed  repeat this process with sources, organizing them in a way that builds or advances your inquiry Bring your essay to a conclusion  share your views of topic focus after your exploratory journey and how your understanding of question/problem/issue has changed  do you have an answer for your question/problem/issue or explanation for why it can’t be answered and/or needs further research  what final thought do you want to leave readers pondering Freshman Comp SVSU Research Packet| 2 Pre-Writing Packet Materials for Exploratory Research Project & Essay Freewriting Write for 10-20 minutes about ideas conveyed or covered in the documentary that perplex you. What is significant and/or problematic about these ideas? Are there complexities related to the idea that make you contemplate multiple perspectives/points of view? Are there elements of the idea you struggle with? Brainstorming Examine your Freewriting. is there a question/problem/issue you wrestle with? Brainstorm about this, considering the rhetorical situation of the purpose and audience you would be addressing with said focus. Research Log Notes and Sources Information For this essay, you are required to include a Works Cited page that includes a References List. Keep a research log with brief annotations for sources that provide information you may or may not use in your final essay. Your final citation page will contain two sections: one that lists your works cited as you normally would, and another that lists briefly annotated sources you referenced during your research. Outline Template Topic focus: Question/problem/issue: Source & idea connection: Source & idea connection: Source & idea connection: Idea & Source Support Idea & Source Support Write how idea connects with source. Write how idea connects with source. Source Details Source Details 1. Provide source’s rhetorical context 3. Provide source’s rhetorical context and information. and information. 2. Summarize your source’s content and 4. Summarize your source’s content argument. and argument. Idea Evidence Idea Evidence Briefly share specific examples of how 1. Briefly share specific examples of source connects with question/ how source connects with question/ problem/issue. problem/issue. Response to Source Response to Source 1. Write about your strong response to 5. Write about your strong response to the source. the source. 2. Write about how source information 6. Write about how source information enhances your understanding of your enhances your understanding of question/problem/issue. your question/problem/issue. 3. Write about how these. 7. Write about how these. connections/findings impact your connections/findings impact your topic focus and/or research. topic focus and/or research. 4. Note if more research is needed. Note if more research is needed. Concluding Question/Problem/Issue Views after exploratory journey: Question/problem/issue answer or reason for lack thereof: Final thought to ponder: Idea & Source Support Write how idea connects with source. Source Details 5. Provide source’s rhetorical context and information. 6. Summarize your source’s content and argument. Idea Evidence Briefly share specific examples of how source connects with question/ problem/issue. Response to Source 8. Write about your strong response to the source. 9. Write about how source information enhances your understanding of your question/problem/issue. 10. Write about how these. connections/findings impact your topic focus and/or research. Note if more research is needed.
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