Project 2 Instructions
Overview: For this assignment, you use three articles from our classroom resource and the college databases, critically read and analyze the three author’s arguments, and then use the articles to support your original argument. The point is to synthesize perspectives from multiple authors (use materials from all three sources to show how different authors’ opinions are similar or different to each other and you). Your essay will include an introduction that ends with your original thesis statement, supporting body paragraphs where all three sources are used in each paragraph to support your perspective, a conclusion, and an MLA style works cited page.
Grading: The assignment will be graded using the attached rubric and is worth 15% of the overall grade.
Task and Purpose: Working with a topic of your choosing, you will write an essay that uses at least three sources showing how the sources together help the reader understand more about your topic. Your essay will include
An introduction that ends with your original thesis statement that makes an argument about the research findings.
Supporting body paragraphs with developed topic sentences where multiple sources are used in each paragraph to support your research findings. Supporting source ideas (paraphrases and quotations) are properly cited with in-text citations and on the works cited page.
A concluding paragraph that restates the thesis and challenges the reader to think deeper or take action,
An MLA style works cited page that lists includes the proper title and an entry for the article in MLA format with the hanging indent if needed.
Audience: The essay should be written for an academic or intellectual audience, which means that first person (I, me, my, and our) nor second person (you and your) pronouns should be used. Consider this scenario, you have been asked by a group of respected community leaders to research your topic and present the most up-to-date research so that they can consider the next moves for a policy. They do not want your opinion about the topic, but rather a presentation of what scholars have found about the issue.
Length Requirements and Sources: The essay should be at least three pages or more than 900 words. You must include at least one source (of your three) that you located in the library databases. Consider using the source you summarized in Assignment 1 as one of the three sources.
Format: MLA formatting is required. Your finished paper should be double spaced with an MLA heading in the upper left (name, instructor, course, date) and a title centered between the heading and the paragraph.
Project 2 Instructions