ENG 102 (ONL10)
Essay #2: Research Paper Assignment
For your research paper assignment, which is 1,000-1,600 words (Stay within this word limit.) (12-Point, Times New Roman font), you are going to locate five articles from the last three months (which can date back to February 1, 2020) and formulate a thesis statement concerning how these journalistic pieces cover a current topic.
For instance, if your news sources are pretty much in agreement with one another, you can write:
However, if your sources are wildly disagreeing with one another, then you could compose an argument along these lines:
After you have a strong thesis statement and introductory paragraph in place, the first part of your essay’s body will provide summaries and analysis for your sources in a consecutive series of five paragraphs. For each paragraph, please follow these guideposts:
For the next part of this essay, take three (or more) paragraphs to compare-contrast the five articles, mentioning each of them at least once. In terms of organizing your thoughts in this section of the essay, perhaps you would like to consider evaluating the sources on a least-to-most successful scale. Also, consider the image of you sitting in a room with all five of the articles’ authors: What insightful conversation would you want for them to have with each other in terms of their respective perspectives on the news story they are covering? Equally, how could one author’s approach to the story and unique writing style have benefited another writer’s take on the same subject matter?
Finally, compose a conclusion paragraph that restates your thesis sentence (by using different words) and provides a closing section that offers a lively call to action that is directed toward your ideal audience for this essay.
(For a visual of what I have written here, please also see the Essay #2 (Research Paper) Planner, which is available under Course Materials on Blackboard.)
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For this assignment, you must review and use the MLA documentation style, which is found in A Pocket Style Manual (APSM) pages 108-77. On this note, please read the following guideposts:
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