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Research Essay Assignment

For this assignment you will be writing an 8-10 page research essay with a clear argument.

This essay must contain an introduction that engages the reader, presents a thesis statement, and provides any necessary background information, definitions, or context.

This essay must also contain a body that thoroughly supports your thesis statement with at least 3 findings and 5 academic sources.

Finally, it must contain a conclusion that resolves your argument, includes a discussion of your findings, and offers recommendations or looks to the future.

This paper must utilize APA formatting and use at least 5 sources from 

resources used http://dx.doi.org.mylibrary.wilmu.edu/10.1371/journal.pone.0202330 (Links to an external site.)

https://go-gale-com.mylibrary.wilmu.edu/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Journals&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&hitCount=91&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=30&docId=GALE%7CA230778700&docType=Report&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=ZXAY-MOD1&prodId=OVIC&pageNum=2&contentSet=GALE%7CA230778700&searchId=R5&userGroupName=new90507&inPS=true (Links to an external site.)

https://go-gale-com.mylibrary.wilmu.edu/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Journals&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&hitCount=91&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=48&docId=GALE%7CA254096852&docType=Article&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=ZXAY-MOD1&prodId=OVIC&pageNum=3&contentSet=GALE%7CA254096852&searchId=R5&userGroupName=new90507&inPS=true

Please avoid using Google, Yahoo, Bing, or other search engines for this assignment. Do not use .com sources or newspapers.

will need annotated bibliography filled out …will attach

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Annotated Bibliography Assignment

For each of four (4) scholarly* sources that will be used in your Argumentative Research Paper, cite in APA format (as it would appear on a Reference page), and answer the following questions.

Each numbered question must be appropriately answered in complete sentences to receive credit for that section.

*Remember that newspapers and magazines are not scholarly. Refer to the Wilmington University Library Guide to Evaluating Sources to inform your choice of sources.

Source 1:

Citation in APA format
Author(if many authors listed, choose one you can most easily find information on)1. Who is the author?2. What is his/her occupation, position, education, experience, etc.?3. Is the author qualified (or not) to write the article?
Purpose1. What is the purpose for writing the article or doing the research?Tip: If you are using a scholarly journal article, the answer is likely found in the Abstract.
Intended Audience1. To what audience is the author writing? Is it intended for the general public, for scholars, policy makers, teachers, professionals, practitioners, etc.?2. Is this reflected in the author’s style of writing or presentation?(Example: Yes, the author uses higher-level diction and professional language. The document is heavily documented.)
Author Bias1. Does the author have a bias or make assumptions upon which the rationale of the article or research rests?(Example: Yes. The author is writing on Right to Die legislation assuming his audience is Catholic.)
Information Source1. What method of obtaining the data, or conducting the research, was employed by the author?(Example: The author performed original research OR The author relied on other’s research [meta-analysis])2. Is the article (or book) based on personal opinion or experience, interviews, library research, questionnaires, laboratory experiments, standardized personality tests, etc.?Tip: If this is a scientific journal article, the “Methods” section may detail this explicitly.
Author’s Conclusion1. At what conclusion does the author arrive?2. Do you agree?
Relationship to Other Works(1 paragraph response) Explain how this work “fits” with everything else you’ve read. The questions below can prompt you.1. How does the study compare with similar studies?2. Is it in tune with or in opposition to conventional wisdom, established scholarship, professional practice, government policy, etc.?3. Are there specific studies, writings, schools of thought, philosophies, etc., with which this one agrees or disagrees and that one should be aware?4. Compare/contrasts perspectives, consider counter arguments or opposing positions, and draw original and thoughtful conclusions with future implications.
Citing a Source In-textIn the space below, add any quotes that you found notable or that you are considering adding to your paper. Use an in-text citation (Last Name, date of publication, page or paragraph number) for ease of use later. Example: (Jones, 2019, p. 161)

Source 2:

Author(if many authors listed, choose one you can most easily find information on)1. Who is the author?2. What is his/her occupation, position, education, experience, etc?3. Is the author qualified (or not) to write the article?
Purpose1. What is the purpose for writing the article or doing the research?Tip: If you are using a scholarly journal article, the answer is likely found in the Abstract.
Intended Audience1. To what audience is the author writing? Is it intended for the general public, for scholars, policy makers, teachers, professionals, practitioners, etc.?2. Is this reflected in the author’s style of writing or presentation?(Example: Yes, the author uses higher-level diction and professional language. The document is heavily documented.)
Author Bias1. Does the author have a bias or make assumptions upon which the rationale of the article or research rests?(Example: Yes. The author is writing on Right to Die legislation assuming his audience is Catholic.)
Information Source1. What method of obtaining the data, or conducting the research, was employed by the author?(Example: The author performed original research OR The author relied on other’s research [meta-analysis])2. Is the article (or book) based on personal opinion or experience, interviews, library research, questionnaires, laboratory experiments, standardized personality tests, etc.?Tip: If this is a scientific journal article, the “Methods” section may detail this explicitly.
Author’s Conclusion1. At what conclusion does the author arrive?2. Do you agree?
Relationship to Other Works(1 paragraph response) Explain how this work “fits” with everything else you’ve read. The questions below can prompt you.1. How does the study compare with similar studies?2. Is it in tune with or in opposition to conventional wisdom, established scholarship, professional practice, government policy, etc.?3. Are there specific studies, writings, schools of thought, philosophies, etc., with which this one agrees or disagrees and that one should be aware?4. Compare/contrasts perspectives, consider counter arguments or opposing positions, and draw original and thoughtful conclusions with future implications.
Citing a Source in-textIn the space below, add any quotes that you found notable or that you are considering adding to your paper. Use an in-text citation (Last Name, date of publication, page or paragraph number) for ease of use later. Example: (Jones, 2019, p. 161)

Source 3:

Author(if many authors listed, choose one you can most easily find information on)1. Who is the author?2. What is his/her occupation, position, education, experience, etc.?3. Is the author qualified (or not) to write the article?
Purpose1. What is the purpose for writing the article or doing the research?Tip: If you are using a scholarly journal article, the answer is likely found in the Abstract.
Intended Audience1. To what audience is the author writing? Is it intended for the general public, for scholars, policy makers, teachers, professionals, practitioners, etc.?2. Is this reflected in the author’s style of writing or presentation?(Example: Yes, the author uses higher-level diction and professional language. The document is heavily documented.)
Author Bias1. Does the author have a bias or make assumptions upon which the rationale of the article or research rests?(Example: Yes. The author is writing on Right to Die legislation assuming his audience is Catholic.)
Information Source1. What method of obtaining the data, or conducting the research, was employed by the author?(Example: The author performed original research OR The author relied on other’s research [meta-analysis])2. Is the article (or book) based on personal opinion or experience, interviews, library research, questionnaires, laboratory experiments, standardized personality tests, etc.?Tip: If this is a scientific journal article, the “Methods” section may detail this explicitly.
Author’s Conclusion1. At what conclusion does the author arrive?2. Do you agree?
Relationship to Other Works(1 paragraph response) Explain how this work “fits” with everything else you’ve read. The questions below can prompt you.1. How does the study compare with similar studies?2. Is it in tune with or in opposition to conventional wisdom, established scholarship, professional practice, government policy, etc.?3. Are there specific studies, writings, schools of thought, philosophies, etc., with which this one agrees or disagrees and that one should be aware?4. Compare/contrasts perspectives, consider counter arguments or opposing positions, and draw original and thoughtful conclusions with future implications.
Citing a Source In-TextIn the space below, add any quotes that you found notable or that you are considering adding to your paper. Use an in-text citation (Last Name, date of publication, page or paragraph number) for ease of use later. Example: (Jones, 2019, p. 161)

Source 4:

Author(if many authors listed, choose one you can most easily find information on)1. Who is the author?2. What is his/her occupation, position, education, experience, etc?3. Is the author qualified (or not) to write the article?
Purpose1. What is the purpose for writing the article or doing the research?Tip: If you are using a scholarly journal article, the answer is likely found in the Abstract.
Intended Audience1. To what audience is the author writing? Is it intended for the general public, for scholars, policy makers, teachers, professionals, practitioners, etc.?2. Is this reflected in the author’s style of writing or presentation?(Example: Yes, the author uses higher-level diction and professional language. The document is heavily documented.)
Author Bias1. Does the author have a bias or make assumptions upon which the rationale of the article or research rests?(Example: Yes. The author is writing on Right to Die legislation assuming his audience is Catholic.)
Information Source1. What method of obtaining the data, or conducting the research, was employed by the author?(Example: The author performed original research OR The author relied on other’s research [meta-analysis])2. Is the article (or book) based on personal opinion or experience, interviews, library research, questionnaires, laboratory experiments, standardized personality tests, etc.?Tip: If this is a scientific journal article, the “Methods” section may detail this explicitly.
Author’s Conclusion1. At what conclusion does the author arrive?2. Do you agree?
Relationship to Other Works(1 paragraph response) Explain how this work “fits” with everything else you’ve read. The questions below can prompt you.1. How does the study compare with similar studies?2. Is it in tune with or in opposition to conventional wisdom, established scholarship, professional practice, government policy, etc.?3. Are there specific studies, writings, schools of thought, philosophies, etc., with which this one agrees or disagrees and that one should be aware?4. Compare/contrasts perspectives, consider counter arguments or opposing positions, and draw original and thoughtful conclusions with future implications.
Citing a Source In-TextIn the space below, add any quotes that you found notable or that you are considering adding to your paper. Use an in-text citation (Last Name, date of publication, page or paragraph number) for ease of use later. Example: (Jones, 2019, p. 161)

Final Research Paper

This assignment is part of an unpublished module and is not available yet.

Rubric

CAS ENG 310 Written Communications, Information Literacy, and APA OA

CAS ENG 310 Written Communications, Information Literacy, and APA OA
CriteriaRatingsPts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Writing Clarity & Precisionview longer descriptionthreshold: 8.0 pts10.0 ptsEXCELLENT (All writing is concise and specific. There is no bias, slang, colloquialisms, noun clusters, or passive voice)8.6 ptsGOOD (The majority of the writing is concise and specific. There are minimal examples of bias, slang, colloquialisms, noun clusters, and/or passive voice.)7.7 ptsPROFICIENT (Some areas of the writing are not concise and/or specific. There is some bias, slang, colloquialisms, noun clusters, and/or passive voice.)6.8 ptsDEVELOPING (Uses less than 10 sources and/or some sources that are not from the required databases, the argument is not fully supported, and some sources lack a clear connection to the argument.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (Does not use enough sources or does not use sources from the required databases to support the argument, and the ones that are used do not have a clear connection to the argument.)10.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Writing Grammar, Mechanics & Usageview longer descriptionthreshold: 8.0 pts10.0 ptsEXCELLENT (Writing contains little to no grammatical errors and maintains professional, academic usage and mechanics throughout.)8.6 ptsGOOD (Writing contains minimal grammar, usage, and mechanics errors.)7.7 ptsPROFICIENT (Writing contains some grammar, usage, and mechanics errors that affect readability in places.)6.8 ptsDEVELOPING (Writing contains frequent grammar, usage, and mechanics errors that affect readability.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (Writing was not edited for grammar, usage and mechanics errors and lacks readability.)10.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Writing Competence in Writing for a Specific Purposeview longer descriptionthreshold: 16.0 pts20.0 ptsEXCELLENT (Writing contains a clear thesis, is focused, and fully supports its argument with effective evidence and rhetoric._17.2 ptsGOOD (Writing contains a clear thesis, is mostly focused, and provides nearly enough effective evidence and rhetoric. )15.4 ptsPROFICIENT (Writing contains a semi-clear thesis, is mostly focused on supporting that thesis, and mostly provides effective evidence and rhetoric. )13.6 ptsDEVELOPING (Writing struggles to find a clear thesis, is often unfocused, and provides little effective evidence or rhetoric. )0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (Writing does not have a thesis statement, is not focused, and consists of information that does not support an argument.)20.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Writing Competence in Writing for a Specific Audienceview longer descriptionthreshold: 8.0 pts10.0 ptsEXCELLENT (Writing uses professional, academic tone, diction, and logic.)8.6 ptsGOOD (Almost all of the writing uses a professional, academic tone, diction, and logic. )7.7 ptsPROFICIENT (Some areas of the writing lack a professional, academic tone, diction, or logic. )6.8 ptsDEVELOPING (Much of the writing lacks a professional, academic tone and diction. Writing contains logical fallacies.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (The writing has an informal tone and diction and contains numerous logical fallacies. )10.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Writing Competence in Writing for a Specific Genreview longer descriptionthreshold: 16.0 pts20.0 ptsEXCELLENT (Paper has clear organization, including introduction, body, and conclusion and all the necessary elements of those sections. Uses transitions throughout and meets requirements.)17.2 ptsGOOD (Nearly all of the paper is organized. It contains an introduction, body, and conclusion, and uses transitions throughout most of the paper. )15.4 ptsPROFICIENT (Some of the paper is a not organized, some elements of the introduction, body, and conclusion are lacking, and some areas need more transitions.)13.6 ptsDEVELOPING (Much of the paper is not organized and/or lacks a clear introduction, body, and conclusion, or is missing elements of those sections, and lacks transitions. )0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (The paper does not have a clear organization, a structure, the necessary elements of the assignment, or enough transitions to make it clear. )20.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Information Literacy Research Information Correctlyview longer descriptionthreshold: 4.0 pts5.0 ptsEXCELLENT (At least 10 sources from the required databases are used, and they clearly and fully support the argument.)4.3 ptsGOOD (At least 10 sources from the required databases are used to support the argument, but does not cover all aspects of the argument. )3.85 ptsPROFICIENT (At least 10 sources from the databases are used, but some are not clearly tied to the argument, and not all aspects of the argument are covered by the sources. )3.4 ptsDEVELOPING (Uses less than 10 sources and/or some sources that are not from the required databases, the argument is not fully supported, and some sources lack a clear connection to the argument.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (Does not use enough sources or does not use sources from the required databases to support the argument, and the ones that are used do not have a clear connection to the argument.)5.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Information Literacy Evaluates Information Correctlyview longer descriptionthreshold: 4.0 pts5.0 ptsEXCELLENT (All sources are relevant, accurate, reliable, current, and unbiased)4.3 ptsGOOD (Sources are almost always relevant, accurate, reliable, current, and unbiased)3.85 ptsPROFICIENT (Sources are usually relevant, accurate, reliable, current, and unbiased)3.4 ptsDEVELOPING (Sources are frequently not relevant, accurate, reliable, current, and or unbiased.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (Sources were not evaluated and contain irrelevant info, inaccuracies, a lack of reliability, a lack of currency, and/or bias.)5.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 Information Literacy Ethically Utilizes Information Effectivelyview longer descriptionthreshold: 4.0 pts5.0 ptsEXCELLENT (All sources (including quotes) are cited and referenced.)4.3 ptsGOOD (There are minor errors related to the presence of citations and/or references.)3.85 ptsPROFICIENT (There are citation and/or referencing errors, but all sources are cited and referenced.)3.4 ptsDEVELOPING (There are numerous errors related to the presence of citations and/or references.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (Sources are insufficiently cited and/or referenced and some sources are not cited or referenced at all.)5.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 APA Paper Formattingview longer descriptionthreshold: 4.0 pts5.0 ptsEXCELLENT (All paper formatting is correct.)4.3 ptsGOOD (There are couple of small formatting errors.)3.85 ptsPROFICIENT (Most of the paper formatting is correct.)3.4 ptsDEVELOPING (There are number of paper formatting errors.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (There is little to no paper formatting.)5.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 APA In-Text Citationsview longer descriptionthreshold: 4.0 pts5.0 ptsEXCELLENT (All in-text citations are correct and accurate.)4.3 ptsGOOD (One or two in-text citations have errors in formatting or content.)3.85 ptsPROFICIENT (Three or four in-text citations have errors in formatting or content.)3.4 ptsDEVELOPING (Many in-text citations have errors in format or content.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (In-text citations are formatted incorrectly or contain errors.)5.0 pts
 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCAS ENG 310 APA Reference Page Entriesview longer descriptionthreshold: 4.0 pts5.0 ptsEXCELLENT (All reference page entries are formatted correctly and accurate.)4.3 ptsGOOD (One or two reference page entries have minor errors in formatting or content.)3.85 ptsPROFICIENT (Three reference entries have minor errors in formatting or content.)3.4 ptsDEVELOPING (A majority of reference page entries have errors in formatting or content.)0.0 ptsINCOMPLETE (All or almost all reference page entries contain errors.)5.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0