At least 1200 words
My question: How important is the family environment for a children’s life?
One design consideration is MLA format. Like Writing Project 2, Writing Project 3 asks you to lay out your paper according to MLA guidelines.
See The Norton Field Guide (blue book: p. 588-596; yellow book: p. 540-548) for an example of how your paper should be formatted. Note that your paper should be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font. Your name, teacher’s name, date, etc. should appear in the top left corner of the first page. See the last pages of the sample paper for proper Works Cited layout.
Another design consideration is the use of headings and subheadings. If you want, you could incorporate headings in your paper to help guide readers through your piece.
If you’re using an IMRaD structure (explained in last week’s learning module), headings will be a necessity. But even if you’re using some other organizational structure, headings might be useful. You could look at your sources for examples of how other writers use headings.
For this assignment, you’ll use three to five sources.The types of sources you’ll use will depend in part on what your question is. In other words, you’ll need to ask yourself: what kinds of information will help me explore my particular research question? Maybe you’ll need scientific data; maybe you’ll need articles written by scholars or by lay people; maybe you’ll need to interview someone or create a survey. The Norton Field Guide chapter on “Doing Research” can help you in finding and using various types of sources.
Ideally, though, you should use at least TWO periodical sources–articles from newspapers, magazines, or scholarly journals. The remaining sources may be field sources, like interviews or questionnaires, web sources (but check for reliability–see the “Evaluating Sources” chapter of the Field Guide for help!), or other sources.
Think of your primary audience for this paper as your instructor and classmates within the academic context of our course.
Format and Design
For this assignment, you’ll use standard MLA format. Please see the instructions in the learning modules for the project.
Evidence / Documentation
For this assignment, you’ll need to include evidence from a.) your personal experiences and observations; and b.) three to five sources (see above). Your paper should include a Works Cited page and in-text citations, using MLA format. Please see the relevant instructions in the learning modules for this project.
You’ll work through the following stages for creating your researched document:
Reading example writings in your textbooks
Completing prewriting and planning activities for your own draft
Creating a first draft of your project
Getting and giving feedback on drafts
Revising your project
Designing your paper in MLA format and citing sources appropriately
Editing your project for clarity in terms of grammar, mechanics, etc.
Reflecting on and assessing your work
Your work will be evaluated based on the criteria established in the ENGL 1100 grading rubric. Specifically, you’ll be evaluated on how well you achieve the following:
• RHETORICAL KNOWLEDGE: Hold readers’ interest and help them gain insights into your question and answer; use language, voice, tone, stance, and level of formality appropriate to the purpose, audience, and context
• CRITICAL THINKING AND DEVELOPMENT: Pose an interesting question; connect the research question to your own life; develop and support an answer to your question using research, personal experiences, observations, and reflections
• ORGANIZATION: Present an identifiable and logical structure (both overall and within individual paragraphs); use transitional devices to guide your reader through your text
• CONVENTIONS OF STYLE AND USAGE: Achieve clarity in terms of style, sentence structure, mechanics, punctuation, etc.; use appropriate format
• USE OF SOURCES: integrate and document sources according to MLA guidelines
Sample, prewrote things attatched.
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