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  • Summarize: What are the main arguments? What is the point of the book or article?Assess: Is it useful? Is the info reliable? Reflect: Was this source helpful to you? How does it help shape your argument?
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    1. 1. Rebecca Frost EDT 110 Thursday, October 3, 2013
    2. 2. Topics   Common writing assignments  Basic writing conventions  Library resources
    3. 3. Common Writing Assignments   Argumentative research  Analytical research  Annotated bibliography  Exam essays
    4. 4. Argumentative   Clearly defined topic  Clearly defined thesis statement (your position on the topic)  Goal: To persuade the audience  Must support thesis with proof (data) and sound reasoning
    5. 5. Analytical   Clearly defined topic  Research question drives thesis statement  Goal: To explore and evaluate topic  Must conduct thorough research and explore various sources to answer question
    6. 6. Choosing a Topic   Assignment requirements  Project timeline  Preliminary research  Interest
    7. 7. Beginning Research   Where do I find information?  Secondary sources  Primary sources  Library!
    8. 8. Paper Organization   Tell them what you’re going to tell them  Tell them  Tell them what you’ve told them  Introduction  Set the context  Why is the topic important  Thesis
    9. 9. Paper Organization   Body paragraphs     Build argument with examples and research Commentary/explanation Counterarguments Research  Conclusion  Reemphasize main idea  Restate thesis
    10. 10. Annotated Bibliography   A summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources gathered for a particular research project  Helps to learn about the topic  Helps to give an idea about the research out there  Summarize  Assess  Reflect
    11. 11. Exam Essays  question is:  A well written answer to an essay     Focused Organized Supported Polished  Components to writing an effective essay 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Read the question Budget time Key task Prewriting, outlining, brainstorming Thesis Support thesis Proofread
    12. 12. Writing Conventions   Adhere to applicable style requirement (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)  Clear, concise, and consistent writing  Evidence and purpose  Sound spelling and grammar
    13. 13. lib.miamioh.edu 
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    18. 18. References  Brizee, A. & Harland, A. (2009). Analytical research projects: Basic elements of analtyical research and writing [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/750/1 Kunka, J.L. (2007). Organizing your argument [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/693/1 Kunka, J.L. (2007). The writing process [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/701/1/ Sproat, E. (2009). Talking about writing: Need-to-know terms [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/755/1
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