English Assignment 1: Research Topics with Explanation

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Assignment 1: Research Topics with Explanation

Read through the list of research topics (located in the Appendix), or by clicking the link.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/ENG/215/1142/Additional%20Resources/ENG%20215%20%E2%80%93%20Topics%20for%20Research%20Paper.docx”>here, on which to write a research paper. Select three (3) topics that interest you most and identify two (2) credible sources for each topic. Note: This is one (1) of several parts that will build toward a final draft of your persuasive writing research paper.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

1. Explain the reason for selecting topic one (1), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.

2. Explain the reason for selecting topic two (2), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.

3. Explain the reason for selecting topic three (3), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.

4. Identify and document six (6) credible sources (two (2) for each topic) that you would expect to use. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
Recognize correct APA documentation and reasons to document and avoid plagiarism.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

ENG215 Week 3 Assignment 2 Latest 2017 March

Assignment 2: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major Points, and Plan
Due Week 3 and worth 120 points

Select a topic on which your persuasive writing paper will be focused.

Write a one to two (1-2) page research proposal in which you:

1. Identify the topic you selected and explain two (2) reasons for using it.

2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.

3. Describe three (3) major characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power, current view on topic, other important characteristic).

4. Describe the paper’s scope and outline the major sections.

5. Identify and explain the questions to be answered.

6. Explain your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.

7. Document at least three (3) primary sources and three (3) secondary sources. Use credible, academic sources available through Strayer University’s Resource Center. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Write a research proposal that states the claim and scope of the research project.
Outline the main sections of the research project.
Devise an ordered research plan to obtain appropriate resources.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

ENG215 Week 5 Assignment 3 Latest 2017 March

Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists
Due Week 5 and worth 150 points

Using your thesis statement and research, present the problem that needs to be addressed with your proposed solution. Note: Your solution, advantages, and challenges, will be in Parts 2 and 3.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1. Provide an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience (appeal with logic, ethics, or emotion).

2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph. (Revised from Assignment 2)

3. Describe the history and status of the issue and provide an overview of the problem(s) that need to be addressed. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

4. Explain the first problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

5. Explain the second problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.). and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

6. Explain the third problem (economic, social, political, environmental, complexity, inequity, ethical/moral, etc.) and provide support for your claims. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

7. Provide a concluding paragraph that summarizes the stated problems and promises a solution.

8. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

9. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences throughout the paper.

10. Support claims with at least three (3) quality, relevant references. Use credible, academic sources available through Strayer University’s Resource Center. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Note: Submit your assignment to the designated plagiarism program so that you can make revisions before submitting your paper to your professor.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Recognize the use of summary, paraphrasing, and quotation to communicate the main points of a text.
Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.
Prepare a research project that supports an argument with structure and format appropriate to the genre.
Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
Incorporate relevant, properly documented sources to substantiate ideas.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

ENG215 Week 7 Assignment 4 Latest 2017 March

Assignment 4: Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution and Advantages
Due Week 7 and worth 200 points

Using feedback from your professor and classmates, revise Part 1 and develop the solution and identify the advantages of the solution. Note: The disadvantages or challenges with your answers will be in Part 3.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages)

1. Revise, using feedback from the professor and classmates, your Persuasive Paper Part I: A Problem Exists.

Develop Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages for 6-8 pages total)

2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement clearly in the first paragraph. (The thesis statement may need to be modified to reflect added information and purpose of this part.)

3. Explain a detailed, viable solution that supports your thesis. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

4. State, explain, and support the first advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

5. State, explain, and support the second advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

6. State, explain, and support the third (and fourth if desired) advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

7. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

8. Provide a concluding paragraph / transitional paragraph that summarizes the proposed solution and its advantages.

9. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

10. Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategies (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain advantages.

11. Support advantage claims with at least three (3) additional quality relevant references. Use at least six (6) total for Parts 1 and 2. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Note: Submit your assignment to the designated plagiarism program so that you can make revisions before submitting your paper to your professor.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Recognize the use of summary, paraphrasing, and quotation to communicate the main points of a text.
Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.
Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English.
Prepare a research project that supports an argument with structure and format appropriate to the genre.
Revise drafts to improve clarity, support, and organization. Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
Incorporate relevant, properly documented sources to substantiate ideas.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

ENG215 Week 10 Assignment 5 Latest 2017 March

Assignment 5: Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals
Due Week 10 and worth 250 points

Using feedback from your professor and classmates, revise Parts 1 and 2, and add Part 3. Plan to include visuals to illustrate the advantages of your proposed solution.

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages)

1. Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists, using feedback from the professor and classmates.

Provide Part 2: Revision of Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages)

2. Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages, using feedback from the professor and classmates.

Develop Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals (1-2 pages, for 7-9 total pages)

3. Included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.

4. State, explain, and support the first disadvantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one (1) paragraph.

5. State, explain, and support the second (and third if desired) disadvantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.

6. Include one or two (1-2) relevant visuals that help illustrate an advantage.

7. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

8. Provide a concluding paragraph to summarize the proposed solution, its advantages, possible disadvantages, and answers to the disadvantages. Repeat or paraphrase your thesis statement.

9. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

10. Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategy (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain claims.

11. Support disadvantages and answers with at least two (2) additional quality relevant references. Use at least eight (8) total for Parts 1, 2, and 3. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Note: Submit your assignment to the designated plagiarism program so that you can make revisions before submitting your paper to your professor.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.
Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English. Prepare a research project that supports an argument with structure and format appropriate to the genre.
Revise drafts to improve clarity, support, and organization.
Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
Incorporate relevant, properly documented sources to substantiate ideas.
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.

ENG215 Week 6 Peer Review Latest 2017 March

Peer Review Assignment
Due Week 6 and worth 50 points

Peer reviews should provide feedback to a peer on the criteria expected in the paper. The Week 6 Feedback Formcan be downloaded from the Appendices section of the course guide by clicking the link.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/ENG/215/1156/Week6/ENG215_Appendix%20A_Peer%20Review%20Feedback%20Form%201.docx”>here. Follow these instructions:

For Online Students:

1. Choose a classmate’s paper from the “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread in the course shell.

2. Obtain the Peer Review Feedback Form from the course shell.

3. Comment on all criteria, noting strengths and / or areas for improvement on the feedback form.

4. Provide completed Peer Review Feedback Form by posting it to the same “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread AND submitting it to the Peer Review Assignment link above.

For On-ground Students:

1. Receive a classmate’s paper from your professor.

2. Obtain the Peer Review Feedback Form from the course shell.

3. Comment on all criteria, noting strengths and / or areas for improvement on the feedback form.

4. Provide completed Peer Review Feedback Form and classmate’s paper as directed by your professor.

Note: On-ground students should submit the feedback form and paper to the professor during the class meeting in which the paper is reviewed; online students should submit the feedback form and paper to the professor via the “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread and Peer Review Assignment link in the course shell.

As you read a classmate’s paper, address these criteria:

Identify the course, assignment, and date.

Provide positive feedback, where appropriate, on the criteria.

Identify areas for improvement, where appropriate, and recommend improvements.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.

Recognize transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

Identify effective sentence variety and word choice.

Identify positive qualities and opportunities for improvement in writing samples.

Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.

Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English

Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

ENG215 Week 8 Peer Review Latest 2017 March

Peer Review Assignment
Due Week 8 and worth 50 points

Peer reviews should provide feedback to a peer on the criteria expected in the paper. The Week 8 Feedback Formcan be downloaded from the Appendices section of the course guide by clicking the link.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/ENG/215/1156/Week8/ENG215_Appendix%20A_Peer%20Review%20Feedback%20Form%202.docx”>here. Follow these instructions:

For Online Students:

1. Choose a classmate’s paper from the “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread in the course shell.

2. Obtain the Peer Review Feedback Form from the course shell.

3. Comment on all criteria, noting strengths and / or areas for improvement on the feedback form.

4. Provide completed Peer Review Feedback Form by posting it to the same “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread AND submitting it to the Peer Review Assignment link above.

For On-ground Students:

1. Receive a classmate’s paper from your professor.

2. Obtain the Peer Review Feedback Form from the course shell.

3. Comment on all criteria, noting strengths and / or areas for improvement on the feedback form.

4. Provide completed Peer Review Feedback Form and classmate’s paper as directed by your professor.

Note: On-ground students should submit the feedback form and paper to the professor during the class meeting in which the paper is reviewed; online students should submit the feedback form and paper to the professor via the “Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone” discussion thread and Peer Review Assignment link in the course shell.

As you read a classmate’s paper, address these criteria:

Identify the course, assignment, and date.

Provide positive feedback, where appropriate, on the criteria.

Identify areas for improvement, where appropriate, and recommend improvements.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.

Recognize transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

Identify effective sentence variety and word choice.

Identify positive qualities and opportunities for improvement in writing samples.

Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.

Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English

Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.