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Eng 104 Week 8 Notes

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These cover what we did in class, including tips on how to improve and guide your research paper.
Composing Research
Tara Buck
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Date Created: 03/04/16
ENG 104 TUES 3/1 Unit 3 is the writing of our research proposal Establish academic justification activity If you would like ms. Buck to look over the paper before it is due, you must contact her and send it to her a week in advance of the due date Outline due 3/29 Due date is 4/7 Paper is 8-12 pages long not including the title page or reference list Serves to give your audience a better understanding Joining the academic conversation that is already in progress… contribute don’t regurgitate information Illustrating-incorporate at least one visual (don’t forget to cite it) Evaluation criteria: -incorporate at least 15 secondary sources (at least 8 peer-reviewed sources and 10 scholarly) -body of text (minus title page and reference list) should fall between between 2,000 to 3,000 words-abstract counts) -create a well organized essay with clear comprehensible sentences -cite all of your sources appropriately -write an essay that is free from grammar probs, interesting and original -APA format Why is academic justification important? : it can tell readers what unique piece you are contributing to the conversation How can we establish academic justification? : why is there a need for further research on the topic… show that you are fully capable of being in the conversation and have a purpose being there SWALE’S THREE MOVE INTRO MODEL Guide to insure your readers have adequate info to establish the purpose of your essay: Move 1: Establish Territory -point out importance of general subject -make generalizations about the subject -briefly review items of previous research Move 2: Extablis an Aspect of Interest -make a counter-claim -indicate a gap in the existing research/thinking (if this is pointed out then u must fill in the gap with a hypothesis based on academic research) -raise a question about the existing research/thinking -suggest essay is following in the footsteps of existing research/thinking Move 3: Occupying the Aspect -outline purpose of essay -what readers can expect the essay to accomplish -indicate structure of essay ENG 104 THURS 3/3 THESES STATEMENT ACTIVITY… FREEWRITE… MIDTERM… -whats the purpose of a thesis statement for a reader? –introduces them to the paper and to the topic of the paper -what the purpose for a writer? –it gives a simple format to how the paper will turn out (guidepost for organization) helps narrow your focus so you stay on track and so you are not too broad or too narrow. As you’re writing your evidence may pushe you in a different direction, and you want that support so you may have to go back and change the thesis sometimes. -what makes a good thesis statement? – GROUP ACTIVITY: pairs, read the pair of thesis statements given to you. 2.choose the better thesis statement 3.defend your choice by id3ntifying weaknesses in the poorer statement and strengths of the stronger statement. Given context: Academic audience Common weaknesses: -use of vague language -no focus Good thesis characteristics: -informs audience -takes stances if needed -is specific -creates discussion or prepares reader for discussion -creates interest in the reader


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