Project 2

Project 2 | What They Say: Tracing Conversations over Time

ENC 1101 Project 2

Important Dates

  • October 9—Early Draft  (Canvas and My Reviewers)

The early draft will be an alphanumeric outline that presents your main points with supporting evidence. Please include sources and evidence in the form of quotes or paraphrasing in addition to your argument.

  • October 16—Intermediate Draft (Canvas and My Reviewers)

The intermediate draft should be an 800-1,000 word academic essay that argues how a scholarly conversation about your chosen topic or historical figure has changed—or not changed—over a period of time, using two sources published between 2000 and 2010 and two sources published between 2011 and Present. You should integrate summarized, paraphrased, and quoted materials from your four sources to demonstrate your understanding and provide support for your thesis.

  • October 23—Peer Review (My Reviewers)
  • October 26 change to 27 if class is T/R—Revision Plan (My Reviewers)
  • October 30—Final Draft (Canvas and My Reviewers)

The final draft should be a 800-1,000-word revised academic essay that argues how a scholarly conversation about a chosen topic or historical figure has changed—or not changed—over a period of time, using two sources published between 2000 and 2010 and two sources published between 2011 and Present. You should ensure that your claim is fully supported with summarized, paraphrased, and quoted material drawn from your four chosen sources. The final draft will reflect significant revisions based upon instructor and peer feedback.

Reminder: Final drafts that have not been significantly revised will be lowered one letter grade.

Reminder: Assignments will be counted as late until they have been turned into both sites.

 

Project Description/Assignment

For this project, you will draw from and evaluate your six sources from Project 1, then narrow those six sources down to four (two sourcespublished between 2000 and 2010 and two sources published between 2011 and Present) that demonstrate change or lack of change in perspective over time.

You will create an 800-1,000 word historiographic essay that includes the following:

  1. An introduction that states your thesis (a claim) about how the scholarly conversation has changed over time
  2. Integrate evidence from the research you did in Project 1 to support your thesis: Quote summarize, and paraphrase according to MLA or APA guidelines
    1. Include four sources from your annotated bibliography:
      1. two sources published between 2000 and 2010
      2. two sources published between 2011 and Present
  3. Make connections between sources (compare and contrast) to support your argument

 

Purpose

In Project 2, you will write an academic essay that argues how a scholarly conversation about your chosen topic or historical figure has changed–or not changed–over a period of time. Your audience for this project is an academic audience who is unfamiliar with the topic and changes in perspectives regarding the topic or figure.

Project 2 is a bridge between projects 1 and 3. You will further develop your Project 1 research question to reflect the evolution of their research process as it moves from an annotated bibliography to an evidence-based academic essay.

 

Assessment and Peer Review

This assignment will be evaluated using the Project 2 Tracing Conversations Over Time RubricPreview the documentView in a new window and the guidelines listed above.

Using MyReviewers, you will provide feedback via peer review. The peer review process allows you to respond to your peers’ drafts as fellow writers working toward the common goal of producing properly formatted, useful and insightful essays. Both you and your peers will be using each other’s comments and recommendations to improve your work. Thus, your individual commitment to peer review has a real impact on the success of the entire class.

 

Terms You Should Know

  • Conversation: Two sides of a topic, often contrasting
  • Historical perspective: A way of seeing a topic in the context of its time period
  • Thesis: The main idea/purpose/argument of the essay
  • Historiography: Tracing how perspectives on a topic have changed over time
  • Revision: Adding, removing, or modifying parts of writing
  • Evidence: Support for an argument
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