MY OWN THESIS FOR THIS COURSE: “ADULT LEARNERS SHOULD MENTORS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATIONAL, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GOALS”.
Whereas the focus of the “Thinking Critically About Sources” assignment is to evaluate the source as a whole, the focus of the “Outline with Annotated Sources” assignment is to evaluate the content of your sources.
Creating an outline is an important step in organizing your paper. This outline, however, likely will be different from most of the outlines you have created in the past. Because your research paper is to be an analytical paper, your task is to take a position (make a claim) on a topic that can be defended (thesis statement) and to provide reasons that support your claim. The reasons become the main points of your outline. Next, you will find evidence to support each of your reasons. Then you will provide an annotated APA style source for at least one piece of evidence for each reason. Finally, you will provide an opposing view, a reason for the opposing view, evidence for the opposing view, a rebuttal, and a conclusion.
This Claim-Reasons-Evidence approach will help you to produce a well-organized and well-supported paper. More detail regarding all of the components of the Outline with Annotated Sources assignment can be found in the attached “Sample Outline with Annotated Sources” handout. When you complete the Outline with Annotated Sources, you will be well on your way to having a solid plan for how to organize your research paper.
Note: Good organization will help to produce a good draft. Therefore, students may not begin to write their Draft Research Paper until the professor provides feedback on the Outline with Annotated Sources.
TWO PAGES AND NO PLAGIARISM. THE MATERIAL IS EMBEDDED IN THE DRAG AND DROP BOX.