ASSIGNMENT: Select a significant aspect of injustice about which you feel strongly. Gather information from a variety of credible sources. Craft a thesis of your own creation. Write an argumentative essay proving your thesis.
Below is the process that every Lise 9 student will follow to craft their argumentative research paper. Your teacher may choose to supplement this process.
RESEARCH QUESTION: (5 points)
Craft a research question related to an aspect of injustice in which you are interested.
“Can minorities get fair trials in the justice system?”
“Are women equally represented in public life?”
“Is it possible for displaced people to successfully integrate into society?”
Work with your teacher to refine your research question. Each student in the class will have a unique question.
Once approved, use your research question to guide your inquiry.
Gather a variety of credible sources.
Some resources to consider: library, EBSCO, JSTOR, etc.
At least one should be an academic database.
At least one should be a physical article or text from the library.
Read. A lot. Be prepared for the reading.
Annotate while you read.
Information that supports your ideas.
Information that complicates your ideas.
Make careful notes of the research and your thoughts. (5 points)
Work with your teacher on an appropriate process and product.
Create an annotated bibliography with 10-15 sources. (10 points)
Once approved, use your annotated bibliography as evidence for your paper.
Craft an outline.
Write a first draft.
Choose the best 6-10 sources from your annotated bibliography.
Synthesize your sources. Do not continuously use one source per paragraph. Some paragraphs should refer to multiple sources.
Correctly cite and integrate your evidence according to MLA guidelines.
If you find a better source after choosing your original sources, you must have it approved by your teacher and add an entry to the annotated bibliography.
CONFERENCE: (5 points)
Have a conference with your teacher.
The expectation is that you bring your…
Edit your paper and write another draft.
Use feedback from teacher and peers to refine your writing.
Repeat as necessary.
Put your paper into MLA format (header; TNR 12 pt. font; 1 inch margins; double spaced)
Write 3-5 pages in double spaced text.
Submit to www.turnitin.com by 7:50 AM on Wednesday April 15, 2020.
Other 25% to be clarified at a later date
all or nothing by a certain date
Annotated bib 10% rubric to follow
Research questions 5%