Skills Builder 2
When preparing your introduction, you will essentially present the reader with an argument. You will argue that you’ve located a significant problem, which has been insufficiently researched. In fact, making a coherent, logical argument is a writing tool that you will use throughout your course of studies, where you will be asked to take a critical look at issues, review the literature, and explain and support your own stance.
For now, carefully read this important article Jones (2010), found in the Week's resources area, defining an argument and how to prepare a logically sound argument. Download and save this article to your computer; you will use the information in this article when preparing this assignment and in later work as well.
Think about the conclusions about which you want to convince your reader. How can you explain the details from your resources in a way that logically leads to the conclusions you want to draw?
Now that you have completed the Skills Builder activities, you are ready to complete this week’s assignment.
Write a 2-3-page essay explaining the key points in the articles you located in the library. Do not just provide a series of summaries. Decide the key ideas you want to discuss based on the articles, and then develop a logical argument. Be sure to support your argument and your conclusions using information from the sources you found in Week 7. Also, explain if the articles that you chose are based on systems-based thinking and how you arrived to that conclusion. Put these ideas into your own words. However, remember that you must cite and reference your work in APA style. Review the resources in Week 6 as well as your Power Point presentation as questions about APA style arise.
Keep your paper within the suggested length (writing in a concise manner is an important aspect of scholarly writing). What is critical in this assignment is that you write persuasively, paraphrase correctly, and use citations and references appropriately.
Length: 2-3 pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy.
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4.0 Exercise entry-level research skills as applied to the field of MFT.