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Let’s get started on your next paper. For this discussion post, please read the paper 2 assignment, the research reflection paper assignment. You’ll notice that there are five sections in this paper: This assignment will encourage you to practice writing strong, well-explained paragraphs and to present and cite information from sources.
For this post, you will write a rough draft of the first section of the paper: Present the challenge/barrier you are researching and provide interesting background information to help a reader understand the importance of the topic. For example, if you are writing about the challenges of paying for college textbooks, you could do some research to find out how much the average college student pays for textbooks every year and/or the price of various textbooks. You could find information about how the price has increased over the years and what has been done to try to solve the problem. Your goal in this section is to convince the reader that this is an important problem faced by college students.
To earn full credit for this assignment, you should write at least one paragraph of at least 7-10 sentences. That will encourage you to offer plenty of background information for the reader.
Research Reflection Paper: In your second paper, you will continue to practice the skills of reading sources critically to improve your understanding of new information and to relate it to your own research interests. This paper will build on your annotated bibliography work and prepare you to write the final research paper.
Goal of this Essay: The purpose of this assignment is to enrich your understanding of the importance of reading critically to improve your understanding and to continue to deepen your knowledge of the problem you are researching this quarter.
Writing the Essay: You’ll need three credible and relevant sources on the issue/problem you’ve chosen to explore this quarter. You may use sources from your annotated bibliography or you may find new ones.
This paper will be at least 1,500 words and will be due the week of May 20. It’s worth 100 points.
You’ll submit it through Canvas. Our Tuesday/Thursday discussion posts will be opportunities for you to build a strong and interesting paper that meets the assignment expectations.
The paper will include the following:
APA title page
APA abstract (a short paragraph of 150-200 words)
Section 1: An introduction paragraph in which you present your topic/problem and relevant background information to prepare a reader for the rest of the paper. (Use third-person point of view in this paragraph.)
Section 2: Two or three body paragraphs in which you carefully reflect on why you selected the topic/problem, why you believe it is serious and should be researched further. In this section, you may write about specific challenges that you or people around you have faced and the impacts of those problems. In other words, you may write about personal experiences and/or the experiences of people around you. First-person (“I”) point of view is important in this section.
Section 3: Two or three body paragraphs in which you describe your research process so far: This section encourages you to carefully describe the steps you have taken, including successes and challenges, as you have researched the topic/problem. Again, first-person (‘I”) point of view is important here.
Section 4: Two to four body paragraphs in which you discuss what you have learned about the topic/problem through at least three credible and relevant sources. In this section, you will carefully cite quotes, paraphrases and summaries with strong APA in-text citations. (Use first-person and third-person point of view carefully in this section.)
Section 5: A concluding paragraph in which you discuss what you would still like to know as you continue your research, what questions you still have, and your plan for further research. (Use first-person “I” point of view here.)
APA References Page, listing source citations, presented in alphabetical order with hanging indentation.
***You’ll receive an assignment rubric and checklist for this project to help you understand the expectations so that you are able to do your best work.
***Our Tuesday and Thursday discussion posts will encourage to analyze the assignment so that you understand it, build the paper section by section, and learn from and support your classmates.