Assignment #4 - Research Paper
Length: 1000 words
This research paper is based on your last assignment -your research paper!. It asks you to investigate a big issue - an important topic * drawn from the readings you have covered in English .You are expected to locate this issue in the existing knowledge ,identify a knowledge deficit , and make a new claim which will be supported by reasoned argument.You must draw on at least one of the articles we have studied in the course, to examine the existing knowledge identify a knowledge deficit, and make a claim.
Your research proposal will roughly constitute the introduction of your research paper.
Your proposal should have sketched the typical rhetorical moves academic writers make
as they find a proposal for themselves.
Describe the existing knowledge a topic by way of summary and reporting
Identify the knowledge deficit, i.e., something missing, inadequate, or hidden
in the view expressed in the existing knowledge, something more complicated
than that view, or questions that might arise from that view
Make a claim that will address the gap (knowledge deficit) in the existing
The body part of your research paper - the main components of your paper - should
provide argument and reasoning that justify the claim you have made in the introduction.
Your research paper should also have a conclusion that reinforces your claim and that
suggests areas for further research.
To support your argument in the research paper, you can draw on both course readings
and outside sources (minimum 3 and maximum 5 sources). When you cite outside
sources, you should provide some background information on those sources, using the
summarizing strategies we have learnt in this course...
Scholarly activitylis constituted in the style of academic writing/repo.tirlg expressions,
statements of indeterminacy, topic reinstatement and recurfenqe of certain
abstractions, high to low levels of generality, critical stan-ce, and documentation.
Reinterpreting and redefining existing material, academic writers produce new
knowledge. This is the purpose of the final paper...
Note: construct a title that reflects the focus of your paper; include 3 to 5 scholarly
references; use either the MLA or APA style of documentation (including parenthetieal
citations - sources and page numbers - in the body of the paper, and a "Works Cited,, or
"Reference" page at the end of the