3 Page Essay Research Paper
3 Page Essay Research Paper
Objective: To learn how to compose an analytical
essay with an evolving thesis with multiple sources and at least one
application of your idea to your own evidence. You will learn how to
create your paper by being able to revise one of the 3 essays that you
have written about the books that you have read this quarter, using the
revised essay as one of two chapters for your research paper.
The required parts of your research paper are as follows:
- An introduction.
- One chapter (at least 750 words, the length of a 3 page essay).
- One chapter comprised of a revised version of your essay about
Gladwell, Robinson, or Kolbert (at least 750 words, the length of a 3
- A conclusion
- A Works Cited Section (MLA in-text citation format)
- A 250 word reflection and explanation, describing what you attempted
to do in your research paper and how you incorporated the techniques
that you learned over the course of the quarter.
Your research paper should be at least 2500 words (at least a 10 page essay) including all of the above.
Some Important Dates:
Submit your proposal for your research paper. Your proposal will consist of the following:
- At least a paragraph describing what you will attempt to do. This
paragraph will include an explanation of how you will take your essay on
Blink, Gilead, or The Sixth Extinction and expand it to cover a more in-depth analysis which includes an application of your idea to your own evidence.
- A working thesis.
- A list of possible applications for your idea (possible evidence that is yours and not in the texts).
Submit your proposal (Discussion Assignment Topic 5) by 11:30pm, Saturday 6/16. I will comment on your proposals by Tuesday 6/19 as long as you meet the deadline.
Submit your final draft of your research paper by 11:30pm, Friday 6/29.
NO LATE RESEARCH PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. THE SOFTWARE WILL PREVENT YOU
FROM UPLOADING YOUR RESEARCH PAPER AFTER 11:30PM. THERE IS NO GRACE
PERIOD FOR THE RESEARCH PAPER.
Some suggestions for how to start and for how to write your research paper:
Begin by deciding which topic you want to pursue and essay to revise (Blink, Gilead, The Sixth Extinction).
How you revise your previous essay will depend on your approach, topic
and working thesis for the research paper. You can revise your essay to
serve as a first chapter for your research paper where you will set up
the problem or issue that you will be discussing and analyzing. So you
will use your revision of your previous essay as a set-up for the second
chapter which will emphasize your specific application of your idea. In
other words your second chapter will be about applying your idea to
your own evidence and your research paper will go from general (chapter 1
set up of issue/problem) to specific (chapter 2 application to your own
evidence). Another way to organize your research paper is to set up
your idea/problem in your introduction and then use your two chapters to
serve as applications of your idea. In this case you will revise your
previous essay to develop an application of your idea. The second
chapter of your research paper will be another application of your idea.
Objective: To learn how to compose an analytical essay with an evolving thesis with multiple sources and at least one application of your idea to your own evidence. You will