english 1 research paper
Research Paper Task:
Design and manage a research project to produce an argument-based
research-supported paper that focuses on Microbeads and must address a specific concern with attention to the specific problem (i.e., how it affects specific
people or specific land or specific animals) and the broader scope or context (i.e., why is the problem important, how does it happen, and what are the solutions?).
Seven to eight pages, not including Works Cited page, which is an additional page.
The final version of your essay must include at least six sources:
use two sources from: http://sirsi.smc.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/?ps=CFPNfGSWh4/MAIN/20080033/60/62/X
use four sources from: http://web.a.ebscohost.com.libdb.smc.edu/ehost/search/advanced?vid=0&sid=45845b1f-b07e-4a85-8640-3f8b12de6784%40sessionmgr4007
Ensure that your paper has the following:
A strong thesis statement that presents the problem or the focus of your analysis and that
forecasts the direction of the analysis. (Thesis statements for this kind of paper can be up
to three sentences long.)
A well-developed argument that includes a framing of your analysis within the broader
context of the course themes, the use of textual evidence to support your argument, and,
as relevant, a discussion of possible solutions.
Discussion of a counter argument, which means that you acknowledge and discuss the
argument opposed to your own, then point out the weakness of this argument along with
the validity of your own argument.
Correct MLA formatting (which includes in-text references and Works Cited page).
A relevant and engaging title.
No more than one or two block quotations (which are used for quotes longer than 5
lines). In other words, use shorter quotes of only 1-3 lines.