Current Issue on Covid
ENGL 102 Argumentative Research PaperLength: Minimum of 5 pages plus a Works Cited Page Including a Minimum of 5 SourcesPurposeIn your academic career, you will often have to write extensive research papers. These will beargumentative papers, in which you’ll be expected to have a thesis and support it with researchand with insights you develop from your research and familiarity with the subject and discipline.Such papers will expect you to understand a topic in-depth, be able to offer background on whatis at issue in the topic, put the topic and issues in context, and to both support your own positionand to take other positions into account, either by refuting, conceding, or bridging thosearguments. Because this is a standard paper genre in academic writing, it is the final paper inEnglish 102. The annotated bibliography and presentation are supporting assignments.SkillsThese assignments will help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success inschool and your professional life beyond school. In these assignments you will:● Graduates will effectively convey information in writing and orally.● Demonstrate the ability to revise an essay effectively by considering instructor feedbackand also incorporating what they have learned about writing.● Demonstrate the ability to use MLA to correctly format their writing.● Graduates will effectively analyze information from reading, and other media.● Demonstrate the ability to research and write critically about their research.KnowledgeThese assignments will help you become familiar withthe following content knowledge in thediscipline of composition.● Research using the internet and library databases.● Evaluating research sources.● Scholarly MLA style formatting for in-text sources and creating a Works Cited page.● Compose a well-organized argument supported by research.TasksTo complete these assignments you should:● Select a topic. Because of the unusual circumstances we find ourselvesin we willconcentrate on a current issue we all face, the COVID-19 pandemic.● Focus on an audience. Our audience will be Chowan University students.● Write with a context in mind. We will be writing as if we have been asked to produce aresearched essay to be published on the CU website.● Create an argument that proposes a solution for a current problem affecting our audience.You can choose one of the following problems:○ How can students keep themselves healthy during this pandemic○ How students can succeed at CU (academically, socially, etc) in these unusualcircumstances○ A topicrelated to the pandemic of your choosing, with my permission. Pleaseemail me ASAP with your idea for my approval.● Research your topic. You will need to locate and incorporate five (sources) into yourannotated bibliography, argumentative research paper, and presentation. At least two (2)of these sources should come from “academic” sources, not from .com (or even in manycases .org) websites or newspapers.○ The CU Library ENGL 102 page is an excellent resource for locating andevaluating information: https://libguides.chowan.edu/engl102● Evaluate your sources.● Summarize your sources.● Develop a solution that will help your audience, CU students, solve their problempertaining to their change in circumstances due to the pandemic.● Compose a well-organized solution argument supported by your research.● Ensure your argumentative research paper is in scholarly MLA style formatting forin-text sources and creating a Works Cited page.Criteria for SuccessPlease see the rubrics for each of these assignments on the submission pages on Blackboard. Seeattached as a basic guideline for these assignments:A = The assignment is free from errors, demonstrates excellent writing skills and excellentcomprehension of goals and requirements of the assignment.B = The assignment is free from errors, demonstrates good writing skills and average-to-goodcomprehension of goals and requirements of the assignment.C = The assignment contains minimal errors and demonstrates an understanding of the basicgoals and requirements of the assignment.D = The assignment contains noticeable errors and/or demonstrates a lack of understanding ofthe basic goals and requirements of the assignment.F = The assignment fails to meet minimal requirements; for example, it is not turned in on time,contains egregious errors, indicates a lack of thought and effort, etc.