Assignment 1: Revised Thesis Statement
By Saturday, May 30, 2015, post to the Discussion Area a revised thesis statement and an annotated bibliography containing a minimum of four scholarly sources.
At this point, you have received a good deal of feedback on your topic in general and on your thesis statement specifically. After completing your research proposal last module, you should have a solid vision of the argument you plan to make in your essay. Now, take all of that information and revise your thesis statement accordingly, incorporating any relevant feedback from your classmates and instructor as well as any new ideas or perspectives youâ€ve developed as you have delved further into your research.
In addition to your revised thesis statement, you will also post an annotated bibliography consisting of four scholarly sources. These four sources must be peer-reviewed and current. You may use sources you included in your tentative bibliography, or you may need to do further research to find new sources.
An annotated bibliography consists of a reference citation in APA format, followed by an annotation, or explanation, of how the source relates specifically to the thesis statement and supporting points. For the purpose of this assignment, your annotations should briefly summarize your source and explain exactly how the source will be used to support your thesis statement. Each annotation should be three to four sentences long. Below is an example of an annotated bibliography entry for one source:
By the end of the module, comment on at least two of your classmates’ submissions. Your replies to classmates should be made with the intent to expand, clarify, defend, and/or refine their thoughts. You may comment on the strength of your classmatesâ€ thesis statements, the APA formatting of references, or the descriptions of how each source will be used to support the thesis statement. Always use constructive language, and avoid negative language. You should work toward a tone and spirit of intellectual curiosity and discovery.
Your responses to your peers’ writing should be a good paragraph in length and should include specifics from the text if you are attempting to make a point. Remember, any information you use from another source (including the class textbooks) must be accompanied with an APA formatted in-text citation and reference entry.
Before you begin to write your discussion answers, think about the points made in the lecture regarding answering discussion questions. All of your answers must be in complete sentence form, and you should avoid plagiarism at all costs by citing the readings correctly and composing your own original responses. Responses that copy ideas from the Internet or from another student will be considered plagiarism and will be treated as such.
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