In this assignment you will first write your literature review; then you will write your introduction. Please see Lesson 4: The Introduction for details on why it is suggested that you begin the drafting process with the literature review instead of the introduction. The following details are requirements of the assignment:
Introduction (9-12 well-developed sentences/approximately 350 words): For more details about what is expected for each of the following sentences please see Lesson 4: The Introduction. You may also want to review the Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments). The following components must be included in the introduction (in the following order).
o Sentence 1: Introduce the general topic
o Sentence 2: Pro side (general)
o Sentence 3: Con side (general)
o Sentence 4: Narrow the scope (1)
o Sentence 5: Examples of the narrowed topic
o Sentence 6: Narrow the scope (2)
o Sentence 7: Specific controversy
o Sentence 8: Pro side (specific)
o Sentence 9: Con side (specific)
o Sentence 10: The thesis
Literature Review (800-900 words): For details about the structure of the literature review you will want to review Lesson 3: The Literature Review: The Process. You may also want to review the Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments). The link is below.
o Literature review preface: This paragraph acts as a guide to what the reader can expect in the literature review.
o Literature review body: This section includes three to four body paragraphs that discuss the history terminology and both sides of the controversy (pro and con).
o Literature review conclusion: The conclusion signals that the literature review is ending but it also acts as a kind of preface for the body of the paper by restating the thesis statement and establishing your argument once again.
Demonstrate how to summarize and paraphrase source materials.
Demonstrate the avoidance of plagiarism through proper use of APA citations and references for all paraphrased and quoted material.
Part 2:Journal Entry
In this unit we have discussed both the introduction and the literature review. Throughout the process of writing both of these sections you have no doubt gained a better understanding of the controversy that you are exploring with your paper. You probably have a better sense of your argument and what you would like your points to be for your body paragraphs. Consider what you have experienced over the last few units. We are at the halfway point in the course so think about how far you have come. In this reflection introduce your professor to your project. Speak about the pro and con sides of the controversy and present your thesis statement. Then consider some of the following questions as you reflect upon the road so far. If you want to explain a little bit about your process. What have you experienced so far in writing your paper? Was it difficult or fairly easy to come up with your design? Do you feel confident about your progress so far? How do you feel about your thesis statement? What would you like to do in revisions? What step seems the most difficult or the easiest for you? Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary