Academic Research Essay
For ENGL course you will complete a 12-15 page (including Works Cited) Academic Research Essay in MLA format. The starting point for this research paper will be one of five academic/professional articles that you will read this quarter. Your researched argument will critique, expand, and/or update the article—or some aspect of the article.
Articles to use as a starting point, here identified by their author, can be found in From Inquiry to Academic Writing, Third Edition:
Gillam and Wooden (Kilbourne )
Use one of these articles as an introduction to your own research project, where you join a conversation about the ideas raised. The Academic Research Essay will be planned, researched, composed, and submitted over the course of the quarter with the final draft
( uploaded In the file) Part 1: Rhetorical Analysis: You will rhetorically analyze the digital image connected to the academic/professional article you chose to focus on this quarter. Use this critique to help generate a topic and issue for your Literature Review and Argument essay. (See M2: Assignment Rhetorical Analysis for details.)
( uploaded In the file) Part 2: Literature Review: You will submit an organized, summarized, and synthesized general review of the literature surrounding your chosen article/digital image. Search EWU databases (Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost), ProQuest Central, and/or JSTOR) for this literature. (See M4: Assignment Literature Review for details.)
( uploaded In the file) Part 3: Argument: You will put together a unique argument combining the previous two assignments, but adding new original argumentative content. Your research should include focused academic evidence/support from (3) three but, again, expanding your Literature Review with additional research to better support your argument. (See M7: Assignment Academic Research Essay for details.)