Argument Research Synthesis Essay FA20.docx,
Research paper rubric FA20.docx, Research Paper Timeline and Requirements.docx.
In the Essay Guide, read the section titled “Step 1: Create a Working Thesis” (pages 7, 9-12). There are lots of things to consider, lots of dos and don’t, so read carefully. Your thesis/claim should be a SIMPLE sentence. It can be very brief – you don’t want your argument to be misunderstood.
Post your working thesis to the U4L3A1 Working Thesis DISCUSSION BOARD. Remember – your thesis should be a brief, direct statement that indicates some change that needs to occur to make the world a better place.
If you are working with a partner or group, make sure you indicate the names of ALL persons working together in the discussion board post.
If you wish to work collaboratively with a classmate (no more than 3 per group), you will need to let me know as soon as possible by filling out the Collaboration Contract at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLUM3RZAT171EmpK7PWZ6M7tUODJVNjBWQUQwVDdSVDhEUDg5RVBOTVdTVy4u . The contract will not be valid until ALL persons working together have completed the contract. No more than three people may work together.
Read over the claims that other persons/groups have posted and respond (Be nice! Be tactful!) to at least three of your classmates’ ideas. Help them by telling them why you think an idea may or may not work. (If you are the first person to post, you will need to come back later in the day after more of your classmates have posted their ideas in order to respond to others.)
Read over the suggestions that your classmates have given you.
Go to the Assignment in Turnitin titled U4L3A1 Working Thesis. Submit your one, simple statement of argument. I will provide feedback. If you are working with a group, please make sure the assignment that is submitted contains ALL members of your group.