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CA I Persuasive


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CA I Persuasive

  1. 1. Persuasive Research Paper<br />CA I<br />
  2. 2. Choosing a topic<br />Pick an issue that …<br />you feel strongly about.<br /> controversial.<br /> hasn’t been done too many times.<br />Can you find evidence to support your opinion?<br />Who cares?<br />Will you understand the research?<br />
  3. 3. Pitfall #1<br />Broad topic…<br />Too much information.<br />Could not fit all of the information in 5 paragraphs.<br />Write a book about the topic? Too broad!<br />Examples:<br />Sports<br />Global warming<br />Agriculture<br />
  4. 4. Pitfall #2<br />Narrow topic…<br /> Too little or no information.<br />Cannot successfully develop 5 paragraphs.<br />Zero results--too narrow!<br />Examples:<br /> T-ball injuries among elementary students<br />Effect of weather changes on algae growth<br />Rodenticide Act’s effect on farmers in Midwest<br />
  5. 5. Today’s goal<br /><ul><li>Research form done
  6. 6. Get topic approved by Mr. Zuckerman
  7. 7. Start finding 3 sources
  8. 8. Start notecards??</li>