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The Research paper. During the next two weeks, you will read and annotate 4 arti
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The Research paper. During the next two weeks, you will read and annotate 4 arti
The Research paper. During the next two weeks, you will read and annotate 4 articles (2 articles chosen by you) in search of information to address the overarching prompt question for this assignment. I will compose a few sub-questions to help guide your analysis. It is imperative that you start on this assignment immediately in order to complete it proficiently before the end of the semester. The topic for this research paper is For-Profit Education. All of the writing assignments that we have completed this semester have prepared us to be successful with this project. To eliminate any discrepancies in terms of information literacy issues, I have selected and downloaded 4 articles that you will need to read for this assignment. You are required to use all 6 articles in your paper. I recommend that you watch the documentary, Fail State. I saw it on Showtime, but it might be on Netflix too. Watching this documentary is not a requirement, but seeing the documentary will help you with an introduction of the common issues many people face when they are uninformed about the issues surrounding for-profit education. Step 1- Download the four articles. Step 2- Read and annotate the 4 articles. Please highlight golden lines (important quotations) that identify key issues in for-profit education. Step 3- Brainstorm about possible thesis statements that would address the prompt question correctly and create several topic sentences that would help you prove your claim. Step 4- Create an outline detailing your thesis statement, topic sentences, support (direct quotations that validate your topic sentence claims), content in each analysis. Step 5- View Power Point presentation on thesis statement development. Step 6- Optional- Visit me during office hours for assistance with your research outline before you start writing. I will offer 10 points extra credit to anyone who visits me for office hours during Weeks # 6 with a completed outline of a thesis statement and at least 8 topic sentences. Step 7- Type your research paper using MLA format in a Word Document. Step- 8- Participate in the Research Paper Peer Review. Step 9- Submit your Research Paper for evaluation. Step 10- Relax! You are done with this project! Prompt: Overarching question: What are the surrounding issues in for-profit education? Sub-question: What is for-profit education? Sub-question- What is the effectiveness of for-profit education? Sub-question- What are some of the disadvantages of attending for-profit educational institutions? Note- You are welcome to add some questions of your own to address the overarching prompt question. Essay Development: Introductory paragraph: Please compose a paragraph that clearly has three parts: Hook, general information, and a thesis statement. The hook should be a statement about the topic. The general information portion of the paragraph should provide a brief review of only two articles. Each summary should identify the full name of author, the title of the work in quotation marks, and the main point. I recommend that you provide a two-sentence summary for each article. Therefore, each article will be addressed in three-sentences each, for a total of 6 sentences for this portion of the paragraph. Finally, the thesis statement is an answer to the prompt question and should be located in the last sentence of the introductory paragraph. Body paragraphs: Please compose as many body paragraphs as necessary to prove your thesis statement. Since the required length of this paper is 7-full pages long plus a works-cited page, I recommend you use the following format for each paragraph. Effective body paragraphs have three parts: Topic sentence, support, and an analysis. The topic sentence should start with a transition: First, Next, In addition, Furthermore, Moreover, On the contrary, etc. All transitions are followed by a comma. The topic sentence should strategically address one point about your thesis statement. I strongly recommend that you explain your topic sentence in the second sentence of the paragraph. Explaining the topic sentence creates clarity. Next, you will need to provide some evidence of the claim you made in your topic sentence. Support for your topic sentence can either be a direct quotation or a paraphrased quotation with a parenthetical citation. Regardless of how you compose your support, if you do not have a proper citation, Turnitin will identify it as PLAGIARISM. To avoid this error, please use MLA format. Consult the online handbook, review the notes I have online about paragraph development, or visit me during office hours to address these issues. Direct quotations must have commentary in the sentence with the direct quotation to provide a context for your audience. DO NOT USE A DIRECT QUOTATION without commentary. Please do not use a quotation that is longer than two typed lines. Please note, you will need to use all eight articles as support for the claims you are making in this paper. In other words, you must use at least one quotation from each article in a body paragraph. The finally portion of the body paragraph is the analysis. Please begin this portion of the paragraph with a transition: For example, for instance, in this situation, furthermore, moreover, etc. This portion of the paragraph consists of 4 or 5 sentences elucidating the topic sentence. You need to further explain your topic sentence in your own words. Please do not use any quotations or indirect quotations. Concluding paragraph: This paragraph begins with a transition: All in all, Finally, Therefore, etc. Whatever transition you choose, please do not use "in conclusion." After the proper transition, please restate your thesis statement using different words. Next, compose two separate sentences about the topic in reference to two authors. The last sentence of this paragraph, the forth, should be a warning: for example, "If people do not do their due diligence, they may not earn their desired outcome". The Works-Cited page should be on a separate piece of paper in MLA format. Use the MLA 8 document to properly format each resource. You will need to list all 4 articles on your Works-Cited page. Do not include the URL in the citation. Essay Format: You must use a Word doc for this assignment. You must use MLA format. Please consult the Online Handbook for immediate assistance with MLA examples or visit me during office hours. (I ALREADY FOUND 2 ARTICLES FOR YOU TO USE) if you got any questions please shoot a message thanks!!!

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