Now, we will begin our Research CSA. We have broken it down into small parts so it is manageable. The first part requires you to find TWO CREDIBLE SOURCES AND WRITE THREE PARAGRAPHS. We think you can manage that.
Argue: Which of the following pieces of legislation has been most transformative on a minority culture group in America?
- IDEA (1975)
- Voting Rights Act (1965)
- Marriage Equality Act (2015)
- Forced Assimilation of Native Americans (Boarding Schools) 1880 - 1934
- Title IX - Equal opportunity for Females (1971)
- Basic Research on each topic. Which one is most interesting, most critical, can you write well upon..........
- Begin ACADEMIC research on your topic. This means the first part of your argument is based in "Factual Information." (sites that are .edu, .org, .gov) You may not use .com sites for this...................NOT AT ALL, SO DON'T ASK. In this step, you will investigate the workings of the Act, the history behind it, details of it, who it affected and how was it effective?!
- Piece together the first 1/3rd of your argument. Argument of Fact - See handout
- Length requirement: Introductory paragraph with a thesis, one complete body paragraph, and a conclusion.
- Cite your sources using MLA format, and include a working Works Cited page. With each new addition to the paper, you will add to your Works Cited page.
- You will also print out your sources and your paper.
Citing non-print or sources from the InternetWith more and more scholarly work being posted on the Internet, you may have to cite research you have completed in virtual environments. While many sources on the Internet should not be used for scholarly work (reference the OWL's Evaluating Sources of Information resource), some Web sources are perfectly acceptable for research. When creating in-text citations for electronic, film, or Internet sources, remember that your citation must reference the source in your Works Cited.
Sometimes writers are confused with how to craft parenthetical citations for electronic sources because of the absence of page numbers, but often, these sorts of entries do not require any sort of parenthetical citation at all. For electronic and Internet sources, follow the following guidelines:
- Include in the text the first item that appears in the Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (e.g. author name, article name, website name, film name).
- You do not need to give paragraph numbers or page numbers based on your Web browser’s print preview function.
- Unless you must list the Web site name in the signal phrase in order to get the reader to the appropriate entry, do not include URLs in-text. Only provide partial URLs such as when the name of the site includes, for example, a domain name, like CNN.com or Forbes.com as opposed to writing out http://www.cnn.com or http://www.forbes.com.
This is due by October 15TH, 1159 PM. Each part is a 50 point summative grade, and there will be three parts.
Do some research. Investigate. Make a claim. Write well.