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  1. 1. Exemplars Level 4 Research Essay Sample 2 Task Students were asked to prepare a formal research essay on a general, applied, or academic subject following standard documentation methods. This complex activity required students to apply a number of key skills, including reframing information and ideas; collecting, analyzing, and organizing information from different sources; evaluating the validity of others’ arguments and their own thinking; and writing clearly, concisely, and correctly. Assignment: to write an essay on a topic of general social concern, summarizing key aspects of the topic. Page 1 Comments Introduction uses attention-getting techniques Introduction contains clear thesis statement, which is well supported in body Uses MLA documentation effectively Uses precise diction Has attention-getting introduction Uses expository style Contains relevant material Has few grammatical errors (one comma splice) Ontario College Writing Exemplars 143
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  6. 6. Exemplars Level 4 Research Essay Sample 3 Task Students were asked to prepare a formal research essay on a general, applied, or academic subject following standard documentation methods. This complex activity required students to apply a number of key skills, including reframing information and ideas; collecting, analyzing, and organizing information from different sources; evaluating the validity of others’ arguments and their own thinking; and writing clearly, concisely, and correctly. Assignment: to write an essay presenting an academic analysis of literary and theoretical issues, related to specific texts and concepts, and including an annotated bibliography for the reader’s reference. Page 1 Comments Uses a weak “dawn of time” opening Is written for a Pre- University program or elective course Uses MLA documentation Deals with an academic rather than applied topic Contains an excellent example of an Annotated Bibliography Contains long paragraphs (reflection of academic stance) 148 Ontario College Writing Exemplars
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