Instead of asking you to write another summary (of material from your sources) as planned (see syllabus) , I am requiring you to turn in a different kind of assignment which I expect to be more helpful for most of you in your progress toward writing a rough draft in the next two weeks.
Part 1 of this assignment: Write a draft of an opening paragraph or two of your paper–this is a very general introduction that will include very general statements about the importance or "currency" of the issue about which you are writing and citing some very general descriptive statistics about the "problem" or topic. This alerts the reader that there is a need for this topic to be investigated. At the end of this general introduction I want you to write a draft of the "roadmap" sentences I have described–or what we might call a narrative table of contents. This means you will tell your reader the order of what you are going to write about (as reflected in your turned in outline). See example posted in Module 3A (by Thursday the 28th).
Part 1: Minimum of 400 words. Includes at least one citation of a source in the writing. Fulfills what is said above—introduces the paper topic in a general way, and tells what will be discussed across the paper’s length. This is, in effect, the beginning of your rough draft.
Part 2 of this assignment: Paraphrasing the most important ideas from two of your important scholarly sources. Begin working in-class during Thursday’s lab period and possibly through our entire class period. This assignment is due on Monday night November 1st, but I will have an accompanying in-class assignment available for paraphrasing with my supervision.
Part 2: Minimum of 500 words describing two of your sources ideas in a way that IS basically part of your rough draft (not important where this is in your paper, but rit should be in the part where you are going into quite a bit of depth about the ideas from these sources. Demonstrate both styles of citing your sources within your writing