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Total word count: each article needs 100 words, and find 5 articles, and 250 words extra credits. Total 750 words.

Task:

Collect, categorize, and annotate at least five primary and/or secondary sources that you have found through outside research (see below for the format for each entry and for the extra labor requirements). There can be overlap between the sources that you used in Essay #1 and the sources you include in this journal, but keep in mind that the goal of Essay #2 is different, and will likely require additional and/or different research in order to make the argument persuasive. Each of the entries needs to have the information from the blank example below.

Essay/Article/Book Title: Author(s) Name(s):

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Date Published: Publisher/Journal/Magazine/Etc. Name:

Primary or Secondary Source: Scholarly or Conventional:

Source Summary (In your own words! No less than 100 words, no more than 200):

How will this source help you to create a persuasive argument? (1-2 sentences):

Minimum Requirements

  • The assignment should include a heading and be reasonably proofread.
  • Each entry must include all of the information requested in the blank format above. (If you don’t know how to locate a category for a source, ask Nick ASAP. This information will be available for every credible source!)
  • It should include entries for at least five outside sources identified through independent research, and of those five sources:
    • At least one must be a primary source.
    • Three must be scholarly (peer-reviewed!) primary or secondary sources.
    • The remaining entries can come from any reputable primary or secondary sources, including more scholarly entries, or credible conventional sources, like government reports, magazines, books, etc.
  • Each source must be summarized in your own words (paraphrasing the abstract is fine – copying and pasting or quoting from it is not) in at least 100 words for each source, and include a brief 1-2 sentence explanation of how the source might be used to make Essay #2 persuasive.

Minimum Requirements for the Extra Labor Version

The essay must meet all of the minimum requirements for the “regular” version, and additionally, must:

  • It must indicate that this is an “Extra Labor Version” in the heading.
  • It must use at least seven outside sources found through your own, independent research, and of those sources:
    • At least two must be primary sources.
    • Four must be scholarly (peer-reviewed!) primary or secondary sources.
    • The remaining entries can come from any reputable primary or secondary sources, including more scholarly entries, or credible conventional sources, like government reports, magazines, books, etc.
  • It must include a paragraph at the end of no less than 250 words that evaluates the overall strength of the research collected so far in the research journal. That paragraph might consider addressing the following questions: