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Question;Course;Project;Objectives;The objectives of the Course Project are to fulfill this course?s;terminal course objectives;Given an essay or scholarly;article in any media, develop an informed opinion which includes external;evidence and personal experience.;Given persuasive rhetorical;strategies, such as appeals to reasoning, credibility and emotion;demonstrate the strategies to advance an argument.;Given a student-selected;topic, organize ideas through prewriting tasks and prepare a persuasive;draft.;Given strategies for;determining the quality of source material, evaluate scholarly articles;and other types of source material to assess their appropriateness for a;research project.;Given various strategies for;presenting research, compare and contrast the ways to communicate research;findings to an audience.;Given the conventions for;attributing source material, create appropriate citations, such as through;summary, paraphrase, in-text, and reference citations.;Given a sample of writing;requiring revision, refine and develop ideas in order to convey new;knowledge that reflects original thought.Guidelines;Back to Top;Introduction;Through the Course Project, students will engage in writing about a;real-world topic that is aimed at a specified reader in the form of an;argument.;Skillful argument-based writing will serve you well, in many ways;beyond this class. Both in other classes and on the job, the research paper you;learn in this class will take on new forms, such as analytical reports;proposals, reports, and white papers. Writers who achieve success through these;important kinds of documents know how to present an argument and support it;logically and persuasively using relevant, attributed source material.;The Course Project will address a topic within one of four course;themes: education, technology, family, or health and wellness. Each topic;encompasses the potential for controversy, which means there is more than one;valid way of looking at the issue and presenting the issue to an audience. The;paper will introduce the topic, provide background information, present a main;argument with evidence, and conclude in a way that clearly leads a reader to;take desired or recommended action.;Assignment;After thoroughly reading and researching a topic, complete the weekly;assignments addressing a topic from one of the course themes, leading to two;drafts that are revised in a final 8- to 10-page research project.;The purpose of the assignment is to present an argument and support it;persuasively with relevant, properly attributed source material. The primary;audience for the project will be determined in prewriting tasks. The secondary;audience is an academic audience that includes your professor and fellow;classmates.;Course assignments will help you develop your interest in a theme and;topic, engage in discussion with your professor and classmates, and then learn;to apply search strategies to retrieve quality sources.;By the end of the course, you will submit a Course Project that meets;the requirements for scope and which includes the following content areas.;IntroductionAttention-getting hookTopic, purpose, and thesisBackgroundRelevance to reader;Body;Logically presented, point-by-point argument with evidence;(the number of sections may differ by paper, but you should plan to have;at least three)Section 1 (2?5 paragraphs)Section 2 (2?5 paragraphs)Section 3 (2?5 paragraphs)Section 4 (2?5 paragraphs)Section 5 (2?5 paragraphs);ConclusionAssignment Requirements;Original writing of 8?10;pages created during this courseAttributed support from;outside research with in-text citations that correspond to the five required;sources listed on the References page, a minimum of onesource;must be included from the Course Theme Reading ListAPA 6th edition use of Title;page and running headers, in-text and parenthetical citations, and;References for all sources used in the projectFinal draft addresses all;professor and peer content and citation revision suggestions and concerns;from earlier drafts, final draft of the Course Project is the result of;revision and represents consistent improvement over the first draftResearch Project Topics;Course Theme Reading List;Research on your topics begins with the Course Theme Reading List, which;is linked under the Textbook section of the Course Syllabus. Be sure to click;the word here to open the document. While you are not required to read all of;the resources, you should plan to dedicate sufficient time to retrieve;preview, and critically analyze sources on topics that are of interest to you.;The list of readings has been selected to help you narrow a topic, and it also;will help you generate search terms you can use to continue your independent;research.;Two readings are available for each of the topics listed below. Start;your research process by reviewing the Course Theme Reading List. Note;All students will be required in their final Course Project to include at least;one source from the Course Theme Reading List. Once you are introduced;to library search strategies, you will then search for the remaining number of;sources required for inclusion in-text and on the References page of the final;assignment. The table below lists the themes and topics for the Course Project.;Education;Technology;Family;Health and Wellness;School Bullies;Multitasking and Technology;Sexualization of Girls;College Students and Weight Issues;No Child Left Behind Act/Race to the Top;Technology and Social Isolation;Gender Discrimination;Childhood Obesity;Grade Inflation;Perils of Social Networking;Unequal Rights in Marriage, Children;Fad Diets;College Students and Underage Drinking;Online Dating/Online Predators/Sex Offenders;Children of Divorce;Junk Food;Student Debt;Illegal Downloading of Protected Content;Domestic Violence;Sedentary Lifestyles;College Students, Cheating, and Plagiarism;Internet Censorship/Classified Information Leaks;Cyberbullying;Teenage Pregnancy;College Dropout Rates;Identity Theft;Life-Work (Im)balance/Flexible Work Schedules;Concussions in Athletes;High School Dropouts;Texting and Driving;Insurance Premiums for Smokers and Obese Employees;The full list of Course Theme Readings is linked from the Course;Syllabus. To access the readings, you will use the library databases or the;Course textbook. For help accessing the library databases, please click on the;following;Grading Rubrics;Central Idea and Focus: The topic, purpose, and thesis;are clear and identifiable in the introduction, all ideas consistently;address the main argument without off-topic or irrelevant ideas. Presentation;of central idea or focus reflects revision and refinement from prior drafts.;Support and development of ideas:Ideas are;sufficiently developed for each section. Fifteen points may be earned for;each of the five sections of the document. Introduction must have;attention-grabbing story, topic, purpose, credibility, and why the topic is;important, the thesis is graded above in the central idea. Sections II, III;and IV must contain a main idea, indicated by a topic sentence and followed;by properly attributed support from sources. Development of ideas anticipates;reader objections and responds appropriately. Evidence is varied and;effective. Uses argumentative strategies and appeals to improve the logic and;credibility of the presented ideas. Conclusion contains memorable ideas;and does not rely on repetition of earlier content. Body of project reflects;improvement from earlier drafts or else points will be deducted from each;section accordingly.;Organization and Structure: The internal structure of a;piece of writing, the thread of central meaning. All ideas are organized well;without any missing or incomplete components. Organization responds to;feedback on earlier drafts and presents an improved version from prior;drafts. Points are deducted for organization that has not been revised based;on feedback.;Formatting, including use of APA:Correct title page;headers, second page title, margins, alignment, spacing, font, and size (5;points). In-text citations and end-text References match and demonstrate;proficient use of APA style, errors in in-text citations, or lack of in-text;citations (10 points). References page with a minimum of five sources;correctly cited, match the in-text citation, and use of citations;demonstrates improvement from early to final drafts (15 points). Formatting;and layout: Use of appropriate layout, including headings and effective use;of images, graphs, and charts that are effectively labeled and integrated;into the body of the report (10 points).;Grammar, Mechanics, and Style: Grammar refers to;correctness of language usage, mechanics refers to conventional;correctness in capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Style includes;word choice, sentence variety, clarity, and conciseness. Also, sentences vary;in length and structure, ideas are clear, logical, and concise. Style is;persuasive and authentic to the topic and purpose.;Milestones;Back to Top;Week 1: Topic Selection (50 points) Week 2: Source Summary (100 points) Week 3: Research Proposal (50 points) Week 4: Annotated Bibliography (100 points) Week 5: First Draft (75 points) Week 6: Second Draft (80 points)Week 8: Final Draft (175 points);Course Project - Topic Selection;This week you?ll select a topic for your 8-;to 10-page research project. The assignment is a prewriting activity that;requires your detailed responses. Please use the Topic Selection template found;in doc sharing for this assignment. The responses for almost every question;should be written in two paragraphs. The completed assignment is due at the end;of Week 1 and is worth 50 points.;Week 2;Course;Project-Source Summary;Information;Literacy Assignment (35 points);The purpose of this;assignment is to learn about information literacy by exploring the concept of;peer review. You may be familiar with peer review in prior writing courses, but;what does it mean when you talk about peer review in relation to academic source;material?;Click on the following link to a DeVry University Library presentation of Peer;Reviewed Journals: The Creation of New Knowledge.;The PDF presentation contains 20 slides that will introduce the peer review;cycle.;After reviewing the;presentation, compose a 2-paragraph response in which you address each of the;following points;In your own words, identify;points in the peer review cycle that seem especially important and explain;why.How does an editor differ;from a peer reviewer? Use at least two points to support your response.Based on this information;explain whether your article for this week was peer reviewed? How can you;determine this information?As you work on your research;in this class, where specifically can you look to find peer-reviewed;information? Source Summary (100 points);The purpose of the;Source Summary is to effectively summarize and attribute information from a;source. Use the library databases to retrieve an article from the Course Theme;Reading List on the topic you selected last week. If you are considering a new;topic, confirm your choice with your professor. Once you retrieve the article;print it or save a local copy of the full text article to your hard drive so;that you can refer to the contents of the article offline. (If the source is;from the textbook, this step does not apply.) Read the source carefully, noting;the thesis, topic sentences, headings, supporting details, and the conclusion.;To become more skilled at summary and paraphrasing, you will practice writing;summaries of different lengths on the same assigned source.;For each part of;the assignment, follow the instructions provided in Doc Sharing. When you are;finished, save the document as;and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of the week.;Wee 3;Course;Project-Research Proposal;The research;proposal will present the topic you have selected for your Course Project. The;purpose of the proposal is to persuade your reader to believe that you are;interested in the topic and ready to learn how to develop the topic into a;project. The format of the proposal is a sentence outline. Use APA style to document;any sources referenced in your proposal. When you are finished, save the;document as and submit it to the;Dropbox by the end of the week.;The Proposal is worth 50 points. See Doc Sharing for the following support;documents.;?;An assignment template;?;A sample assignment;?;The assignment grading rubric;Week 3 APA Module;Assignment;For this;assignment, you will review materials in the DeVry library to help gain a;better understanding of APA citations.;a. Click;b. Listen to the tutorial or download and review the transcript on APA and;answer the questions below;After reviewing the;presentation, compose a 2-paragraph response in which you address each of the;following points;1. Why is APA Style used to document ideas in writing? What is the purpose of;the in-text citation? Demonstrate your understanding of the in-text citation by;providing an in-text citation for the article you summarized for the week 2;assignment. (15 points);2. In the article that you summarized in week 2, you may have found some;information that you want to quote directly. To demonstrate the process for;citing a direct quote, provide an example of properly quoted material. (20;points);Week 4;Course;Project?Annotated Bibliography;The annotated;bibliography will present an introduction and five reference citations with;annotations. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to determine the;appropriateness of the sources to the argument you are developing for the;Course Project. The format of the proposal is an introductory paragraph;followed by an alphabetized list of sources with two paragraphs of annotation;after each source. Use APA documentation to document any sources referenced in;your proposal. When you are finished, save the document as and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of;the week.;The Annotated Bibliography is worth 100 points. See Doc Sharing for the;following support documents.;?;An assignment template;?;A sample assignment;?;The assignment grading rubric;Before you turn in;your assignment, proofread and edit carefully for spelling, punctuation, and;grammar. Not every error will be flagged automatically in word-processing;programs, and some that are flagged as errors are actually correct.;The Annotated;Bibliography is worth 100 points and is due at the end of the week in the;Dropbox.;Week 5;Course;Project-First Draft;The purpose of the;first draft is to begin communicating your topic and to establish its relevance;to a reader. The first draft will present an introduction (two to three;paragraphs) and one section (two to three paragraphs) of the body of the paper.;The first draft should include the sources you presented in your Annotated;Bibliography. If you have made changes to your list of references, cite each;new reference carefully both in the text and on the reference page. The length;of the first draft is three to four pages of text, not including the title and;References pages. The assignment includes a prewriting activity to plan the;sections of the project. When you are finished, save the document as and submit it to the Dropbox by the end;of the week.;The Project First Draft is worth 75 points. See Doc Sharing for the;following support documents.;?;An assignment template;?;A sample assignment;?;The assignment grading rubric;Week 6;Course;Project-Second Draft;The purpose of the;second draft is to complete the draft presentation of your argument. The second;draft will add Section II (two to three paragraphs), Section III (two to three;paragraphs), Section IV and Section V (if needed), and the conclusion. The;second draft should include the sources you presented in your Annotated;Bibliography and may add an image, chart, or graph as appropriate. If you have;made changes to your list of references, cite each new reference carefully;both in the text and on the References page. The length of the second draft;includes last?s week content and will be seven to ten pages of text, not;including the title and References pages.;When you are;finished, save the document as;and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of the week.Your draft will be;evaluated for the new content that you add this week. If you make significant;changes to sections I, and II and would like these to be reviewed again, be;sure to note this in the Gradebook.;The Project Second Draft is worth 80 points. See Doc Sharing for the;following support documents.;?;An assignment template;?;A sample assignment;?;The assignment grading rubric


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