DeVry ENGL147 Week 1 Topic Selection Latest 2016 November For this assignment, you will choose a topic, narrow it, research different points of view about it, and identify your audience in order to develop your angle on the topic. After looking at the list of topics below, which was shared in Week 1’s lecture, choose a topicin which you have more than just a passing interest. The best topic to choose is one which impacts you in some way. Having personal experience with the topic will probably lend some perspective on it and may get you closer to anangle on it. Also, sometimes research can be daunting, but if you have personal experience with the topic, or are even passionate about it, you will probably be more motivated to keep working when the “going gets tough.” Thus, while “interest” in a topic is important, mere interest will probably not sustain you through this project.You might ask yourself, “What is it about this topic that sparks my interest enough to write a ten page paper about it?” Once you choose the topic, please respond to the five questions below. Each of your responses should be approximately two paragraphs in length. This assignment will be graded using the Week 1 Assignment Rubric available in Doc Sharing. Education Technology Family Health and Wellness School Bullies Multitasking and Technology Sexualization of Girls College Students and Weight Issues No Child Left Behind Act/Race to the Top Technology and Social Isolation Gender Discrimination Childhood Obesity Grade Inflation Perils of Social Networking Unequal Rights in Marriage, Children Fad Diets College Students and Underage Drinking Online Dating/Online Predators/Sex Offenders Children of Divorce Junk Food Student Debt Illegal Downloading of Protected Content Domestic Violence Sedentary Lifestyles College Students, Cheating, and Plagiarism Internet Censorship/ Classified Information Leaks Cyberbullying Teenage Pregnancy College Dropout Rates Identity Theft Life-Work (Im)balance/Flexible Work Schedules Concussions in Athletes High School Dropouts Texting and Driving Insurance Premiums for Smokers and Obese Employees 1. What is your possible topic? Brainstorm five questions about it.In this section pick a topic from the above list and then brainstorm five questions you have about it. If you feel disconnected from the topics on the list, choose one of your own, but make sure it is not an “overused topic,” such as abortion, gun control, capital punishment or legalization of marijuana. That is unless you have personal experience with the topic and can offer a unique perspective. Also, beware of current issues that might not be well-researched yet; you may not find enough sources at this time. Your purpose for brainstorming five questions is to narrow the topic to a manageable scope. Who knows, one of the questions may eventually become your research question, the question that directs your entire paper. Need help getting started? See the list of questions below that are related to the following topics: perils of social networking, concussion and athletes, and grade inflation. (The examples below do not include five questions; but yours should.) Examples: · Perils of social networking: How does social networking affect our social lives and our outlook on the world? Does it make us more socially isolated? What dangers are involved in meeting people online? Should my children be on social network sites, and at what age might it be okay for children to be on social networking sites? · Concussions and Athletes: How do head injuries affect athletes over the long term, especially when repeatedhead injuries? What are the medical data and statistics? My kid plays football; what are the statistics on injuries to teenagers, and thus, should my child play football? · Grade Inflation: How should the world of higher education my world—copes with problems of grade inflation?Should students complain about grade inflation knowing that it might affect the rigor of the course? 2.How is the topic important to you and how does it affect you? What do you personally hope to gain or accomplish by writing about this topic?In this section, describe your topic and how it first affected you. Explain why it is important to you. Reflect on how or why your background, motivations, needs, or interests sparked you to choose this topic. The best topics are those that are important to and involve you. 3. Research your topic and provide a brief summary of the current points of view about the topic. Share at least two different/opposing positions on the topic.While this section asks for summaries of two others’ positions, write each summary in your own words. Each should be a paragraph in length. To conduct research on your topic, find at least two credible sources that offer opposing perspectives and summarize those points of view in a paragraph. Additionally, although we will be learning more about APA documentation style next week, use.net/index2.php”>Citation Machine, the DeVry APA Handbook, APA tutorials in the syllabus, and/or Chapter 26 in your textbook to provide full APA references for both sources. (Note: The “click here” for your references is formattedas hanging indent.) 4.Describe whom you might choose as your audience. Who are your readers, and what are their needs, motivations, and influences? In what ways will you need to structure your writing to appeal to them? Think about who will need/want to read your paper. What do you need to consider about those readers? Will they be open-minded or antagonistic? Are you outside your group of readers, which means that you need to choose a formal voice and use “they,” or are you part of your group of readers, which means that you can use a more conversational voice and use “we”? Analyze the groups and individuals who are reading and writing on your chosen topic. Work to define who they are and how their backgrounds will dictate your writing approach. 5.What specific issue will you write about within the larger topic, and what unique angle will you provide? In this section, decide upon and explain which “side” of the argument you are on and what your thesis statement will be. To do that, you should attempt to come up with a question about the topic that you will answer in your paper. Your answer becomes your working thesis statement. For example, you might write the following: “With the growing instances of road rage across the nation, it might be argued that drivers who do not abide by the rules of the road are the cause of road rage (e.g., not using a turn signal when changing lanes; travelling slowly in the left lane when others are trying to pass; not turning into the same lane when turning a corner). If drivers who do not follow the laws are the problem, then shouldn’t states require extensive driver’s education of all new drivers?” Note that this question can be answered either yes or no. Additionally, the question asks, “Should….” Your question should begin with “should,” “must,” or “do we need to” because your thesis will be a persuasive, “should,” “need to,” or “must” statement. DeVry ENGL147 Week 2 Source Summary Latest 2016 November SummaryAssignment [Your Name Here] [Your Institution Here] Summary Assignment The purpose of the following assignment is to effectively summarize and attribute information from a source. Use the library databases to retrieve an article from the Course Theme Reading List on the topic you selected last week. If you are considering a new topic, confirm your choice with your professor. Once you retrieve the article, print it or save a local copy of the full text article to your hard drive so that you can refer to the contents of the article offline. Read the source carefully, noting the thesis, topic sentences, headings, supporting details, and conclusion. To become more skilled at summary and paraphrase, you will practice writing summaries of different lengths on the same assigned source. For each part of the assignment, follow the instructions provided. When you are finished, save the document as and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of the week. Source Summary Prewriting Include specific information as it pertains to your chosen source below. Theme:(Choose: Education, Technology, Family, Health and Wellness.) Topic:(Choose one of the Course Project topics listed under the column for each theme.) Title:(List the title and what the title tells you about the point of view of the author.) Intended audience:(Based on what you can tell about the publication, who do you think is the intended audience?) Writer background:(What kind of authority does the author have to write on the topic?) Writer’s angle: (Write one to two sentences on whether the topic presents an arguable claim. Is there more than one side?) Part 1: The one-sentence summary In your own words and in just one sentence, summarize the overall main point of the source. Frame your summary using a signal phrase. See Chapter 26, pp. 496–500 for examples. The signal phrase indicates to a reader that you are preparing to introduce source information. Part 2: The one-paragraph summary Using the same source, write a full-paragraphsummary in your own words. In this version, state the main point but alsokey supporting points that are used in the source material. Use a signal phrase to present the source. In the paragraph, you can emphasize a key point that the author makes. You can also rephrase the main point of the source material in simpler terms. Do not add your opinion or reactions. Part 3: The multiple-paragraph summary Using the same source, in your own words writetwo to threeparagraphsto state the main point and supporting points. In this version, you may use selective quoting, additional paraphrase, and in-text citations for any quoted material. Note the way the source material is organized for ideas on how to divide the paragraphs of your summary. Do not add your opinions or reactions. Part 4: Your reaction In this section, provide yourpositive or critical reader reaction to your source. The purpose is to respond directly to the published issue, story, or opinion. Your reactions should be specific, precise, and well-supported. State your purpose, which is typically to agree, disagree, analyze, interpret, or clarify an idea in the original (i.e., “I agree with [topic/issue/author] because…” OR “I do not agree with [topic/issue/author] because…”).Avoid errors in logic and monitoryour tone to avoid seeming biased in your presentation of the information. Use the bullets below as considerations to further develop your reaction section: • Is the author persuasive in arguing the main point? • How does the publication meet the needs of the intended audience? • Do you trust the author(s)? Why or why not? • Are there statements of fact and specific examples? Are these persuasive? • Do you detect any appeal to your emotions such as fear, anger, or contentment? • How is the document designed? Does it use headings? Does it use graphics? Are these effective? Part 5: References Type the APA Reference information for your source at the end of your assignment. Refer to the APA formatting information in the syllabus and resources in Doc Sharing.Points will be deducted for APA formatting this week because the Reference citation already models correct APA citation format for you. DeVry ENGL147 Week 2 Information Literacy Module Latest 2016 November Week 2 Information Literacy Assignment: The Peer Review Process After reviewing the presentation, compose a 2-paragraph response in which you address each of the following points: • In your own words, identify points in the peer review cycle that seem especially important and explain why. • How does an editor differ from a peer reviewer? Use at least two points to support your response. • Based on this information, explain whether your article for this week was peer reviewed? How can you determine this information? • As you work on your research in this class, where specifically can you look to find peer-reviewed information? General Peer Review Process: 10 Steps to getting a peer reviewed document into publication. Idea / Literature Review / Grant / Research / Interpretation / Conferences / Write Manuscript / Submit / Peer Review / Publication / Assignment (35 Points) • Two ‘Well Developed Paragraphs’ Response (11 points) / • Assignment questions answered in coherent manner (6 points) / • Explain if your article was peer reviewed/ how do you know this? (6 points) / • Where can you look to find further peer reviewed documents for your class project? (6 points) / • Mechanics/ Good writing (see our Syllabus for details on good writing). (6 Points) / DeVry ENGL147 Week 3 Research Proposal Assignment latest 2016 November Your Course Project Title Goes Here First Last Name Name of University Your Course Project Title Goes Here The purpose of a proposalis to highlight standout ideas, and to do so in a manner that can convince an audience to support a project. Proposals delivered in a workplace are often part of a competitive process in which the strongest proposal is offered the business. In these contexts, effective word choice and professional delivery define the effective communication of an idea. Yourresearch proposal will be presented as a sentence outline. As the name suggests, the sentence outline presents complete thoughts in complete sentences as opposed to phrases. In each section of the proposal, choose ideas with the goal of persuading your reader to believe that you are interested in the topic and ready to learn how to develop the topic into a project. Use a complete sentence to provide the response to each of the questions below.You can use first person. Use APA documentation for the final section of the proposal to document any sources referenced in your proposal. Remember to put at least two items at any given level of the outline, as shown in this template and the sample proposal. I. Introduction A. Topic 1) What is your research question? 2) What is your working thesis? (It answers your research question and defines the direction of your argument.) 3) What is your angle on the topic? (Your angle is your unique perspective or view on the issue.) B. Context 1) Justify for your reader why the topic is important. 2) Justify for your reader why you are the one to write about it. What do you bring to the topic? C. Audience 1) Who is your primary audience? (These are the readers who would be best affected by what you have to say. They can be readers of an existing publication.) 2) Who is your secondary audience? (Identify this audience as your professor and fellow students.) 3) Does your audience share your opinions and values? (Determine if the audience is on your side or if they may be skeptical.) II. Evidence A. What research have you gathered so far? (What have you found that supports your purpose and angle?) B. What research do you need to gather? (What other kinds of information will you need as support? What will you use to represent the opposing view?) III. Conclusion (What are you proposing to achieve with your project? What would you like approval on in order to proceed with the project?) IV. References (must be correctly formatted according tothe APA Publication Manual). DeVry ENGL147 Week 3 APA Assessment Module latest 2016 November Week 3 APA Module Assignment Rubric: Review materials in the DeVry library to help gain a better understanding of APA citations. a. Click https://hub2.devry.edu/node/272 b. Listen to the tutorial or download and review the transcript on APA and answer the questions below. Compose a 2-paragraph response in which you address each of the following points: Part A: Possible Points (15) • Why is APA style used to document ideas in writing? • What is the purpose of in-text citation? • Demonstrate your understanding of in-text citation by providing an in-text citation for the article you summarized in Week 2. • Indent paragraphs 5-7 spaces. • Double space each line/ use 12 point type • Fully develop each paragraph to 5-7 sentences for inclusion of detailed thoughts and ideas. • Use in-text citation/ not in text citation. Part B: Possible Points (20) Demonstrate the process for citing a direct quote – provide an example of properly quoted material (taken from your Week 2 summary article). 32 – 35 points/ A 28 – 31 points/ B 25 – 27 points/ C DeVry ENGL147 Week 4 Annotated Bibliography latest 2016 November Annotated Bibliography for [your topic here] Your Full Name Your University Annotated Bibliography for [Your Title Here] To start your Annotated Bibliography, write an introductory paragraph to gain the attention of your reader and set the context for your research.Start with the attention-grabbing idea, such as an anecdote or fact about your topic. Provide your working thesis statement that answers your research question and provides the direction of your argument.Make corrections to yourworking thesis based on feedback fromyour Proposal assignment. The annotated bibliography will include five annotated references and is to include a summary paragraph that summarizes the source and the author’s main points and relevance to your research, and the credibility, reliability and timeliness of the source material. Put your first alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult thetextbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style.Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project where you could include your source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MSWord toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your second alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MSWord toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your third alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MS Word toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your fourth alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MS Word toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your fifth alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MS Word toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. DeVry ENGL147 Week 5 Course Project First Draft latest 2016 November First Draft Topic Goes Here Your Full Name Your University Prewriting What is your narrowed topic? Be detailed in your answer. You can use any of the versions you’ve developed for prior assignments. Who is your primary audience or reader? Why? Be detailed in your answer about your audience. In a sentence or short paragraph, what is your thesis statement, including your angle? Write what will appear in your essay. My point is that What topic sentences will you use as the foundation of your communication? (If necessary, add more points.) What method of organization and development will you use to develop your paragraphs? Introduction: Body: Conclus ion: First Draft Topic Goes Here Start this week’s draft with your introduction and follow with one section of the body of your paragraph. Keep APA formatting in mind as you draft, and remember that the overall requirement this week is to submit three to four body pages. Your title and References pages are additional pages. References Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. DeVry ENGL147 Week 6 Course Project Second Draft latest 2016 November Your Topic Sections III, IV, and V Your Name YourUniversity This sample uses a problem-solution organizational pattern. Your approach to the organization of your project may differ. See the textbook for other sample organizational structures. Also review your professor’s feedback on assignments you’ve submitted. Your Topic Sections III, IV, and V Start with Section III, where you will identify and describe your plan to solve the problem that you previously discussed in Section II. You will also explain why your solution will work better than other ones, and what distinguishes it from others. Name your solution and why it will be successful:Your solution should have a catchy name and include two to three reasons why it will be successful. Also, in this section and section V, you must prove the ideas stated in your thesis statement, which is the statement of what your plan is and why it is the best solution. Retrieve your First Draft from the Dropbox to address any errors in the thesis statement that were marked by your instructor. The direction of the remaining sections will be determined by your plan and why it will be successful, so be sure to look over this section of the First Draft. Distinguish your solution:Your solution should be unique, so here’s your opportunity to explain what sets it apart from other, equally good solutions. What is missing from other solutions, and what makes your solution the better option? Some solutions may be untested just as yours is, and you will argue why these other untested solutions won’t work as well as yours will. Essentially you must argue that your solution is the best solution compared to what is currently being done about the problem, as well as what others have suggested for solving it. The only conclusion that the reader will have is that your solution is the only one that anyone should consider, as all other possibilities have been eliminated as viable.Please note that you are advancing your unique solution to the problem. This solution may be partly based on what someone else has proposed but if so, you must document and cite that solution. Do not feel compelled to propose certain solutions just because research exists for them. Very often the problem still exists because the solution being enacted to solve the problem is simply not working and nobody is willing to admit it. Major steps in operationalizing your solution: Identify the major steps that must be taken so that your solution can be implemented. The major steps may also include minor steps, so be sure to include those as well. This part is the nutsandbolts of your plan: What person or entitywould be in charge of implementing the solution, what is their expertise, where are they to be located, when exactly will they begin, and so on. Summarize the deliverables: This section ends with your explanation of what deliverables can be expected when the solution is implemented. For Section IV or Benefits, detail how the solution will bring about benefits. Explain why the investment is worthwhile, and detail the materials or resources needed to start. In this section of your draft, you will expand on these ideas, specifically organizing your paper according to the aspects detailed below. Offer a costs/benefits analysis: In this part, you will prove to the reader that your plan is worthwhile in terms of time, energy, money, or a combination of these three. A chart or graph will show clearly that these benefits outweigh any costs. To determine the benefits of the solution, look back at your thesis statement at the end of the introduction in your First Draft, because your benefits should prove what you outlined earlier in your thesis.If you are using a solution that is partly based on one from research, you will include the numbers from this source and cite it. If you are using your solution not based on anything you have found in research, you will have a reasonable estimation of the numbers without the need for a citation. Identify necessary materials or resources: Include the materials and/or resources that are needed to make your solution a successful reality. Look back at the previous section, Section III, for your major steps in operationalizing your solution. Determine what is needed if these steps are to be followed. You don’t know yet what will be needed in the longterm; at least in the shortterm or to get started, identify the materials and resources needed. Add a chart or graph as discussed in the Week 6 Lecture. Be sure to have a title at the top, all text in Times New Roman 12, and a short explanation at the bottom. An example follows. Figure 2: Cost of Current Testing System vs. Proposed Testing System Figure 2:This chart shows the cost of the current testing system in billions of dollars in blue in Year 1 of the program, and then again in Years 5 and 10. The proposed testing system is shown in red in the same 3 years: Years 1, 5, and 10. Clearly the proposed system will save billions of dollars in the short term as well as in the long term. The final section of the project is the conclusion. This is not the area in which you simply repeat earlier information. It will be two paragraphs in length. End with memorable ideas and details, including a call to action;use persuasive ideas that sell the solution to the reader. One technique is to end with contact information and the next steps; include contact information, which would be your e-mail address (a fake one is fine) and how the audience should contact you. Also indicate what the next steps would be for the audience. Thus Section III Solution, Section IV Benefits, and Section V Conclusion are detailed in this Second Draft. See the Week 6 Lecture for more detailed information on each of the sections above. The length of this document is about four pages—or six pages if you’re counting the title page and References page. See References below. Include a minimum of reference sources for this Draft. Remember, one source for your paper must come from the Course Theme Reading List. Proofread carefully and then turn in this document to the Dropbox by the end of Week 6 as your last name first Second Draft Project.docx. Good luck! References Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding Reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on the type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding Reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on the type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding Reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on the type and location. DeVry ENGL147 Week 7 Course Project Final Draft latest 2016 November Your Topic Goes Here Your Name YourUniversity Your Topic Goes Here Start with the attention-grabbing story: Capture your readers’ attention right away with a detailed story, an anecdote about the problem, or another technique. You will explain that if this happened, there must be a problem that should be solved. Identify the topic: This idea lets your readers know what your paper is about in general terms. Express the purpose: This idea allows readers to understand the purpose of your paper. Establish your credibility: You may have some experience with this topic, and this is your opportunity to tell about it briefly. You may not be an expert, but you have included the ideas of experts in your paper; identify two or three standout sources that lend credibility to the topic. Emphasize why the topic is important: Few readers will care about a topic unless you make them care. Briefly identify effects and indirect effects that you will develop in the second section. End with your thesis statement. Be clear and concise about your solution and why it will succeed; start with your solution and then identify reasons for why it will work. Problem Analysis Problem Analysis:This section details the history, causes, and effects of the problem. Offer background information:Historical or background information will put your topic into a broader context. You will detail how and when the problem began and continued to be a problem. Detail causes of the problem: You will identify, explain, and support with research the causes of the problem. Explain effects of the problem:The negative effects of the problem, including indirect effects, will be explained using research. Be sure to include a visual, with a title, caption, and source information. See the Week 5 Lecture for more information. Include the visual closest to where you will explain it further or connect it to an idea. An example follows. Figure 1: No Child Left Behind Act Being Signed into Law, 2002 Figure 1:President George W. Bush is flanked by members of Congress and students as he signs the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2002. Source: Save Education (and GOP Consistency): Dump No Child Left Behind (2010). As shown in Figure 1, NCLB was signed into law in 2002 and the image above reflects the good intentions that this initiative engendered: the president and smiling members of Congress, including Edward M. Kennedy, a Democrat, and John Boehner, a Republican, along with children in front of the American flag. Despite their best intentions, these tests have not fulfilled the promise of raising the quality of education in our schools, and have instead left a trail of broken promises, high school dropouts, and no substantial returns on investment. As a result of standardized tests, our children have been left behind and are falling to the bottom of the heap! Solution Continue with Section III, where you will identify and describe your plan to solve the problem that you previously discussed in Section II. You will also explain why your solution will work better than other ones, and what distinguishes it from others. Name your solution and why it will be successful: Your solution should have a catchy name and include two to three reasons why it will be successful. Also, in this section and section V, you must prove the ideas put forth in your thesis statement, which was the statement of what your plan is and why it is the best solution. Retrieve your First Draft from the Dropbox to address any errors in the thesis statement that were marked by your instructor. The direction of the remaining sections will be determined by your plan and why it will be successful, so be sure to look over this section of the First Draft. Distinguish your solution:Your solution should be unique, so here’s your opportunity to explain what sets it apart from other equally good solutions. What is missing from other solutions, and what makes your solution the better option? Some solutions may be untested just as yours is, and you will argue why these other untested solutions won’t work as well as yours will. Essentially you must argue that your solution is the best solution compared to what is currently being done about the problem, as well as what others have suggested in solving it. The only conclusion that the reader will have is that your solution is the only one that anyone should consider, as all other possibilities have been eliminated as viable.Please note that you are advancing your unique solution to the problem. This solution may be partly based on what someone else has proposed, but if so, you must document and cite their solution. Do not feel compelled to propose certain solutions just because research exists for them. Very often the problem still exists because the solution being enacted to solve it is simply not working, and nobody is willing to admit it. Major steps in operationalizing your solution: Identify the major steps that must be taken so that your solution can be implemented. The major steps may also include minor steps, so be sure to include those as well. This part is the nutsandbolts of your plan: what person or entitywould be in charge of implementing the solution, what is their expertise, where are they to be located, when exactly will they begin, and so on. Summarize the deliverables: This section ends with your explanation of what deliverables can be expected when the solution is implemented. Benefits For Section IV, or Benefits, detail how the solution will bring about benefits. In your paperpitch, you briefly outlined the benefits of your plan, why the investment is worthwhile, and the materials or resources needed to start. In this section of your draft, you will expand on these ideas, specifically organizing your paper according to the aspects detailed below. Offer a costs/benefits analysis: In this part, you will prove to the reader that your plan is worthwhile in terms of time, energy, money, or a combination of these three. A chart or graph will show clearly that these benefits outweigh any costs. To determine the benefits of the solution, look back at your thesis statement at the end of Section I in your First Draft; your benefits should prove what you outlined earlier in your thesis.If you are using a solution that is partly based on one from research, you will include the numbers from this source and cite it. If you are using your solution not based on anything you have found in research, you will have a reasonable estimation of the numbers without the need for a citation. Identify necessary materials or resources: Include the materials and/or resources that are needed to make your solution a successful reality. Look back at the previous section, Section III, for your major steps in operationalizing your solution. Determine what is needed if these steps are to be followed. You don’t know yet what will be needed in the longterm; at least in the shortterm or to get started, identify the materials and resources needed. Add in a chart or graph as discussed in Week 6 Lecture. Be sure to have a title at the top, all text in Times New Roman 12, and a short explanation at the bottom. An example follows. Figure 2: Cost of Current Testing System vs. Proposed Testing System Figure 2:This chart shows the cost of the current testing system in billions of dollars in blue in Year 1 of the program, and then again in Years 5 and 10. The proposed testing system is shown in red in the same 3 years: Years 1, 5, and 10. Clearly, the proposed system will save billions of dollars in the short term as well as in the long term. Conclusion The final section of the paper is the conclusion. This is not the area just to repeat earlier information. It will be two paragraphs in length. End with memorable ideas and details, including a call to action, that sell the solution to the reader. End with contact information and the next steps: Include contact information, which would be your e-mail address (a fake one is fine) and how the audience should contact you. Also indicate what the next steps would be for the audience. ThusSection I Introduction, Section II Problem Analysis, Section III Solution, Section IV Benefits, and Section V Conclusion are detailed in this Final Draft. Be sure to address feedback you have received on the First Draft from Week 6 and the Second Draft from Week 7 to improve your paper before you turn in the Final Draft. The length of this document is about 8 to 10 pages, including the title page and References. Add References below. The minimum reference sources for this Final Draft is five. Proofread carefully and then turn in this document to the Dropbox by the deadline identified by your instructor as your last name first FINAL Draft Paper.docx. Good luck! References Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. DeVry ENGL147 Week 8 Course Project Reflective Postscript latest 2016 November Course Project – Reflective Postscript Congratulations on the end of your journey in Advanced Composition. Hopefully, this will not be the end of your writing experiences! For our last graded assignment, please respond to the questions posed below. They are designed to have you look back over the pasteight weeks and reflect upon how the assignments, discussions, and peer reviews have helped you gain insight about your growth as a writer and your knowledge about writing. How did you go about selecting a topic for the research paper? After devoting eight weeks to this topic throughout the course, do you still find this topic interesting? If so, what further areas within this topic would you like to know more about? Reflect upon the research skills you have developed throughout this class. What key takeaways have you learned regarding research strategies? Did you incorporate changes into your final essay based on your peers’ feedback? If so, please describe the types of changes you made and why you made them. If you did not incorporate changes, please explain why. Did reviewing the work of your classmates help you to understand other points of view? Please explain why or how. Did reviewing the work of your classmates provide you with additional writing strategies? Please explain how or why. Assignment Requirements Reply to each question above with at least one full paragraph, making your full postscript approximately 2 pages. Because this assignment asks you to reflect on personal experiences, you do not need to incorporate research or an APA title page. Postscripts should be written in first person. The post-script should be typed and submitted as a Microsoft Word 2010 document (.docx), with 12-point font and double spacing. The Course Project – Reflective Postscript is worth 50 points. Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .equella.ecollege.com/file/8ff9f27a-3772-48cf-9855-4bec4e6706bf/1/Dropbox.html”>step-by-step instructions. See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

 
 

DeVry ENGL147 Week 1 Topic Selection Latest 2016 November For this assignment, you will choose a topic, narrow it, research different points of view about it, and identify your audience in order to develop your angle on the topic. After looking at the list of topics below, which was shared in Week 1’s lecture, choose a topicin which you have more than just a passing interest. The best topic to choose is one which impacts you in some way. Having personal experience with the topic will probably lend some perspective on it and may get you closer to anangle on it. Also, sometimes research can be daunting, but if you have personal experience with the topic, or are even passionate about it, you will probably be more motivated to keep working when the “going gets tough.” Thus, while “interest” in a topic is important, mere interest will probably not sustain you through this project.You might ask yourself, “What is it about this topic that sparks my interest enough to write a ten page paper about it?” Once you choose the topic, please respond to the five questions below. Each of your responses should be approximately two paragraphs in length. This assignment will be graded using the Week 1 Assignment Rubric available in Doc Sharing. Education Technology Family Health and Wellness School Bullies Multitasking and Technology Sexualization of Girls College Students and Weight Issues No Child Left Behind Act/Race to the Top Technology and Social Isolation Gender Discrimination Childhood Obesity Grade Inflation Perils of Social Networking Unequal Rights in Marriage, Children Fad Diets College Students and Underage Drinking Online Dating/Online Predators/Sex Offenders Children of Divorce Junk Food Student Debt Illegal Downloading of Protected Content Domestic Violence Sedentary Lifestyles College Students, Cheating, and Plagiarism Internet Censorship/ Classified Information Leaks Cyberbullying Teenage Pregnancy College Dropout Rates Identity Theft Life-Work (Im)balance/Flexible Work Schedules Concussions in Athletes High School Dropouts Texting and Driving Insurance Premiums for Smokers and Obese Employees 1. What is your possible topic? Brainstorm five questions about it.In this section pick a topic from the above list and then brainstorm five questions you have about it. If you feel disconnected from the topics on the list, choose one of your own, but make sure it is not an “overused topic,” such as abortion, gun control, capital punishment or legalization of marijuana. That is unless you have personal experience with the topic and can offer a unique perspective. Also, beware of current issues that might not be well-researched yet; you may not find enough sources at this time. Your purpose for brainstorming five questions is to narrow the topic to a manageable scope. Who knows, one of the questions may eventually become your research question, the question that directs your entire paper. Need help getting started? See the list of questions below that are related to the following topics: perils of social networking, concussion and athletes, and grade inflation. (The examples below do not include five questions; but yours should.) Examples: · Perils of social networking: How does social networking affect our social lives and our outlook on the world? Does it make us more socially isolated? What dangers are involved in meeting people online? Should my children be on social network sites, and at what age might it be okay for children to be on social networking sites? · Concussions and Athletes: How do head injuries affect athletes over the long term, especially when repeatedhead injuries? What are the medical data and statistics? My kid plays football; what are the statistics on injuries to teenagers, and thus, should my child play football? · Grade Inflation: How should the world of higher education my world—copes with problems of grade inflation?Should students complain about grade inflation knowing that it might affect the rigor of the course? 2.How is the topic important to you and how does it affect you? What do you personally hope to gain or accomplish by writing about this topic?In this section, describe your topic and how it first affected you. Explain why it is important to you. Reflect on how or why your background, motivations, needs, or interests sparked you to choose this topic. The best topics are those that are important to and involve you. 3. Research your topic and provide a brief summary of the current points of view about the topic. Share at least two different/opposing positions on the topic.While this section asks for summaries of two others’ positions, write each summary in your own words. Each should be a paragraph in length. To conduct research on your topic, find at least two credible sources that offer opposing perspectives and summarize those points of view in a paragraph. Additionally, although we will be learning more about APA documentation style next week, use.net/index2.php”>Citation Machine, the DeVry APA Handbook, APA tutorials in the syllabus, and/or Chapter 26 in your textbook to provide full APA references for both sources. (Note: The “click here” for your references is formattedas hanging indent.) 4.Describe whom you might choose as your audience. Who are your readers, and what are their needs, motivations, and influences? In what ways will you need to structure your writing to appeal to them? Think about who will need/want to read your paper. What do you need to consider about those readers? Will they be open-minded or antagonistic? Are you outside your group of readers, which means that you need to choose a formal voice and use “they,” or are you part of your group of readers, which means that you can use a more conversational voice and use “we”? Analyze the groups and individuals who are reading and writing on your chosen topic. Work to define who they are and how their backgrounds will dictate your writing approach. 5.What specific issue will you write about within the larger topic, and what unique angle will you provide? In this section, decide upon and explain which “side” of the argument you are on and what your thesis statement will be. To do that, you should attempt to come up with a question about the topic that you will answer in your paper. Your answer becomes your working thesis statement. For example, you might write the following: “With the growing instances of road rage across the nation, it might be argued that drivers who do not abide by the rules of the road are the cause of road rage (e.g., not using a turn signal when changing lanes; travelling slowly in the left lane when others are trying to pass; not turning into the same lane when turning a corner). If drivers who do not follow the laws are the problem, then shouldn’t states require extensive driver’s education of all new drivers?” Note that this question can be answered either yes or no. Additionally, the question asks, “Should….” Your question should begin with “should,” “must,” or “do we need to” because your thesis will be a persuasive, “should,” “need to,” or “must” statement. DeVry ENGL147 Week 2 Source Summary Latest 2016 November SummaryAssignment [Your Name Here] [Your Institution Here] Summary Assignment The purpose of the following assignment is to effectively summarize and attribute information from a source. Use the library databases to retrieve an article from the Course Theme Reading List on the topic you selected last week. If you are considering a new topic, confirm your choice with your professor. Once you retrieve the article, print it or save a local copy of the full text article to your hard drive so that you can refer to the contents of the article offline. Read the source carefully, noting the thesis, topic sentences, headings, supporting details, and conclusion. To become more skilled at summary and paraphrase, you will practice writing summaries of different lengths on the same assigned source. For each part of the assignment, follow the instructions provided. When you are finished, save the document as and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of the week. Source Summary Prewriting Include specific information as it pertains to your chosen source below. Theme:(Choose: Education, Technology, Family, Health and Wellness.) Topic:(Choose one of the Course Project topics listed under the column for each theme.) Title:(List the title and what the title tells you about the point of view of the author.) Intended audience:(Based on what you can tell about the publication, who do you think is the intended audience?) Writer background:(What kind of authority does the author have to write on the topic?) Writer’s angle: (Write one to two sentences on whether the topic presents an arguable claim. Is there more than one side?) Part 1: The one-sentence summary In your own words and in just one sentence, summarize the overall main point of the source. Frame your summary using a signal phrase. See Chapter 26, pp. 496–500 for examples. The signal phrase indicates to a reader that you are preparing to introduce source information. Part 2: The one-paragraph summary Using the same source, write a full-paragraphsummary in your own words. In this version, state the main point but alsokey supporting points that are used in the source material. Use a signal phrase to present the source. In the paragraph, you can emphasize a key point that the author makes. You can also rephrase the main point of the source material in simpler terms. Do not add your opinion or reactions. Part 3: The multiple-paragraph summary Using the same source, in your own words writetwo to threeparagraphsto state the main point and supporting points. In this version, you may use selective quoting, additional paraphrase, and in-text citations for any quoted material. Note the way the source material is organized for ideas on how to divide the paragraphs of your summary. Do not add your opinions or reactions. Part 4: Your reaction In this section, provide yourpositive or critical reader reaction to your source. The purpose is to respond directly to the published issue, story, or opinion. Your reactions should be specific, precise, and well-supported. State your purpose, which is typically to agree, disagree, analyze, interpret, or clarify an idea in the original (i.e., “I agree with [topic/issue/author] because…” OR “I do not agree with [topic/issue/author] because…”).Avoid errors in logic and monitoryour tone to avoid seeming biased in your presentation of the information. Use the bullets below as considerations to further develop your reaction section: • Is the author persuasive in arguing the main point? • How does the publication meet the needs of the intended audience? • Do you trust the author(s)? Why or why not? • Are there statements of fact and specific examples? Are these persuasive? • Do you detect any appeal to your emotions such as fear, anger, or contentment? • How is the document designed? Does it use headings? Does it use graphics? Are these effective? Part 5: References Type the APA Reference information for your source at the end of your assignment. Refer to the APA formatting information in the syllabus and resources in Doc Sharing.Points will be deducted for APA formatting this week because the Reference citation already models correct APA citation format for you. DeVry ENGL147 Week 2 Information Literacy Module Latest 2016 November Week 2 Information Literacy Assignment: The Peer Review Process After reviewing the presentation, compose a 2-paragraph response in which you address each of the following points: • In your own words, identify points in the peer review cycle that seem especially important and explain why. • How does an editor differ from a peer reviewer? Use at least two points to support your response. • Based on this information, explain whether your article for this week was peer reviewed? How can you determine this information? • As you work on your research in this class, where specifically can you look to find peer-reviewed information? General Peer Review Process: 10 Steps to getting a peer reviewed document into publication. Idea / Literature Review / Grant / Research / Interpretation / Conferences / Write Manuscript / Submit / Peer Review / Publication / Assignment (35 Points) • Two ‘Well Developed Paragraphs’ Response (11 points) / • Assignment questions answered in coherent manner (6 points) / • Explain if your article was peer reviewed/ how do you know this? (6 points) / • Where can you look to find further peer reviewed documents for your class project? (6 points) / • Mechanics/ Good writing (see our Syllabus for details on good writing). (6 Points) / DeVry ENGL147 Week 3 Research Proposal Assignment latest 2016 November Your Course Project Title Goes Here First Last Name Name of University Your Course Project Title Goes Here The purpose of a proposalis to highlight standout ideas, and to do so in a manner that can convince an audience to support a project. Proposals delivered in a workplace are often part of a competitive process in which the strongest proposal is offered the business. In these contexts, effective word choice and professional delivery define the effective communication of an idea. Yourresearch proposal will be presented as a sentence outline. As the name suggests, the sentence outline presents complete thoughts in complete sentences as opposed to phrases. In each section of the proposal, choose ideas with the goal of persuading your reader to believe that you are interested in the topic and ready to learn how to develop the topic into a project. Use a complete sentence to provide the response to each of the questions below.You can use first person. Use APA documentation for the final section of the proposal to document any sources referenced in your proposal. Remember to put at least two items at any given level of the outline, as shown in this template and the sample proposal. I. Introduction A. Topic 1) What is your research question? 2) What is your working thesis? (It answers your research question and defines the direction of your argument.) 3) What is your angle on the topic? (Your angle is your unique perspective or view on the issue.) B. Context 1) Justify for your reader why the topic is important. 2) Justify for your reader why you are the one to write about it. What do you bring to the topic? C. Audience 1) Who is your primary audience? (These are the readers who would be best affected by what you have to say. They can be readers of an existing publication.) 2) Who is your secondary audience? (Identify this audience as your professor and fellow students.) 3) Does your audience share your opinions and values? (Determine if the audience is on your side or if they may be skeptical.) II. Evidence A. What research have you gathered so far? (What have you found that supports your purpose and angle?) B. What research do you need to gather? (What other kinds of information will you need as support? What will you use to represent the opposing view?) III. Conclusion (What are you proposing to achieve with your project? What would you like approval on in order to proceed with the project?) IV. References (must be correctly formatted according tothe APA Publication Manual). DeVry ENGL147 Week 3 APA Assessment Module latest 2016 November Week 3 APA Module Assignment Rubric: Review materials in the DeVry library to help gain a better understanding of APA citations. a. Click https://hub2.devry.edu/node/272 b. Listen to the tutorial or download and review the transcript on APA and answer the questions below. Compose a 2-paragraph response in which you address each of the following points: Part A: Possible Points (15) • Why is APA style used to document ideas in writing? • What is the purpose of in-text citation? • Demonstrate your understanding of in-text citation by providing an in-text citation for the article you summarized in Week 2. • Indent paragraphs 5-7 spaces. • Double space each line/ use 12 point type • Fully develop each paragraph to 5-7 sentences for inclusion of detailed thoughts and ideas. • Use in-text citation/ not in text citation. Part B: Possible Points (20) Demonstrate the process for citing a direct quote – provide an example of properly quoted material (taken from your Week 2 summary article). 32 – 35 points/ A 28 – 31 points/ B 25 – 27 points/ C DeVry ENGL147 Week 4 Annotated Bibliography latest 2016 November Annotated Bibliography for [your topic here] Your Full Name Your University Annotated Bibliography for [Your Title Here] To start your Annotated Bibliography, write an introductory paragraph to gain the attention of your reader and set the context for your research.Start with the attention-grabbing idea, such as an anecdote or fact about your topic. Provide your working thesis statement that answers your research question and provides the direction of your argument.Make corrections to yourworking thesis based on feedback fromyour Proposal assignment. The annotated bibliography will include five annotated references and is to include a summary paragraph that summarizes the source and the author’s main points and relevance to your research, and the credibility, reliability and timeliness of the source material. Put your first alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult thetextbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style.Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project where you could include your source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MSWord toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your second alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MSWord toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your third alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MS Word toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your fourth alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MS Word toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. Put your fifth alphabetical reference herein correct APA format. Consult the textbook or Noodle Toolsfor tips on using APA style. Use a hanging indent paragraph structure; pay attention to capitalization, spacing, italics, and punctuation. Click here for more on Noodle Tools http://library.devry.edu/pdfs/using-NoodleTools.pdf Start the summary by stating the main points of the article here. Provide a high-level summary of the author’s main points and assess the credibility, reliability, and timeliness of the source. Start your assessment here: Next add your comment. How will you use the source? Does it define or explain the problem or issue? Support or contrast your thesis? Identify the section of your project in which you could include the source.Avoid obvious ideas such as “this article was interesting and will be used in my paper” or “this source will help me prove my ideas.” Instead, be specific about where this source will be used and which ideas it will help to prove. Do not copy and paste anything; instead, summarize ideas in your words.Explain specifically the type of support that the source will provide and where it can be used in your project. Add the remaining entries to meet the minimum assignment requirements. Before you turn in the assignment, select the Review tab from the MS Word toolbar above and click on Spelling & Grammar. Check each flagged error. Then rename this document using File>Save As and save the file with your last name.first.Anno Bib.doc. Be sure when it’s graded to read the comments so that you can incorporate improvements into your next assignment. DeVry ENGL147 Week 5 Course Project First Draft latest 2016 November First Draft Topic Goes Here Your Full Name Your University Prewriting What is your narrowed topic? Be detailed in your answer. You can use any of the versions you’ve developed for prior assignments. Who is your primary audience or reader? Why? Be detailed in your answer about your audience. In a sentence or short paragraph, what is your thesis statement, including your angle? Write what will appear in your essay. My point is that What topic sentences will you use as the foundation of your communication? (If necessary, add more points.) What method of organization and development will you use to develop your paragraphs? Introduction: Body: Conclus ion: First Draft Topic Goes Here Start this week’s draft with your introduction and follow with one section of the body of your paragraph. Keep APA formatting in mind as you draft, and remember that the overall requirement this week is to submit three to four body pages. Your title and References pages are additional pages. References Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. DeVry ENGL147 Week 6 Course Project Second Draft latest 2016 November Your Topic Sections III, IV, and V Your Name YourUniversity This sample uses a problem-solution organizational pattern. Your approach to the organization of your project may differ. See the textbook for other sample organizational structures. Also review your professor’s feedback on assignments you’ve submitted. Your Topic Sections III, IV, and V Start with Section III, where you will identify and describe your plan to solve the problem that you previously discussed in Section II. You will also explain why your solution will work better than other ones, and what distinguishes it from others. Name your solution and why it will be successful:Your solution should have a catchy name and include two to three reasons why it will be successful. Also, in this section and section V, you must prove the ideas stated in your thesis statement, which is the statement of what your plan is and why it is the best solution. Retrieve your First Draft from the Dropbox to address any errors in the thesis statement that were marked by your instructor. The direction of the remaining sections will be determined by your plan and why it will be successful, so be sure to look over this section of the First Draft. Distinguish your solution:Your solution should be unique, so here’s your opportunity to explain what sets it apart from other, equally good solutions. What is missing from other solutions, and what makes your solution the better option? Some solutions may be untested just as yours is, and you will argue why these other untested solutions won’t work as well as yours will. Essentially you must argue that your solution is the best solution compared to what is currently being done about the problem, as well as what others have suggested for solving it. The only conclusion that the reader will have is that your solution is the only one that anyone should consider, as all other possibilities have been eliminated as viable.Please note that you are advancing your unique solution to the problem. This solution may be partly based on what someone else has proposed but if so, you must document and cite that solution. Do not feel compelled to propose certain solutions just because research exists for them. Very often the problem still exists because the solution being enacted to solve the problem is simply not working and nobody is willing to admit it. Major steps in operationalizing your solution: Identify the major steps that must be taken so that your solution can be implemented. The major steps may also include minor steps, so be sure to include those as well. This part is the nutsandbolts of your plan: What person or entitywould be in charge of implementing the solution, what is their expertise, where are they to be located, when exactly will they begin, and so on. Summarize the deliverables: This section ends with your explanation of what deliverables can be expected when the solution is implemented. For Section IV or Benefits, detail how the solution will bring about benefits. Explain why the investment is worthwhile, and detail the materials or resources needed to start. In this section of your draft, you will expand on these ideas, specifically organizing your paper according to the aspects detailed below. Offer a costs/benefits analysis: In this part, you will prove to the reader that your plan is worthwhile in terms of time, energy, money, or a combination of these three. A chart or graph will show clearly that these benefits outweigh any costs. To determine the benefits of the solution, look back at your thesis statement at the end of the introduction in your First Draft, because your benefits should prove what you outlined earlier in your thesis.If you are using a solution that is partly based on one from research, you will include the numbers from this source and cite it. If you are using your solution not based on anything you have found in research, you will have a reasonable estimation of the numbers without the need for a citation. Identify necessary materials or resources: Include the materials and/or resources that are needed to make your solution a successful reality. Look back at the previous section, Section III, for your major steps in operationalizing your solution. Determine what is needed if these steps are to be followed. You don’t know yet what will be needed in the longterm; at least in the shortterm or to get started, identify the materials and resources needed. Add a chart or graph as discussed in the Week 6 Lecture. Be sure to have a title at the top, all text in Times New Roman 12, and a short explanation at the bottom. An example follows. Figure 2: Cost of Current Testing System vs. Proposed Testing System Figure 2:This chart shows the cost of the current testing system in billions of dollars in blue in Year 1 of the program, and then again in Years 5 and 10. The proposed testing system is shown in red in the same 3 years: Years 1, 5, and 10. Clearly the proposed system will save billions of dollars in the short term as well as in the long term. The final section of the project is the conclusion. This is not the area in which you simply repeat earlier information. It will be two paragraphs in length. End with memorable ideas and details, including a call to action;use persuasive ideas that sell the solution to the reader. One technique is to end with contact information and the next steps; include contact information, which would be your e-mail address (a fake one is fine) and how the audience should contact you. Also indicate what the next steps would be for the audience. Thus Section III Solution, Section IV Benefits, and Section V Conclusion are detailed in this Second Draft. See the Week 6 Lecture for more detailed information on each of the sections above. The length of this document is about four pages—or six pages if you’re counting the title page and References page. See References below. Include a minimum of reference sources for this Draft. Remember, one source for your paper must come from the Course Theme Reading List. Proofread carefully and then turn in this document to the Dropbox by the end of Week 6 as your last name first Second Draft Project.docx. Good luck! References Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding Reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on the type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding Reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on the type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding Reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on the type and location. DeVry ENGL147 Week 7 Course Project Final Draft latest 2016 November Your Topic Goes Here Your Name YourUniversity Your Topic Goes Here Start with the attention-grabbing story: Capture your readers’ attention right away with a detailed story, an anecdote about the problem, or another technique. You will explain that if this happened, there must be a problem that should be solved. Identify the topic: This idea lets your readers know what your paper is about in general terms. Express the purpose: This idea allows readers to understand the purpose of your paper. Establish your credibility: You may have some experience with this topic, and this is your opportunity to tell about it briefly. You may not be an expert, but you have included the ideas of experts in your paper; identify two or three standout sources that lend credibility to the topic. Emphasize why the topic is important: Few readers will care about a topic unless you make them care. Briefly identify effects and indirect effects that you will develop in the second section. End with your thesis statement. Be clear and concise about your solution and why it will succeed; start with your solution and then identify reasons for why it will work. Problem Analysis Problem Analysis:This section details the history, causes, and effects of the problem. Offer background information:Historical or background information will put your topic into a broader context. You will detail how and when the problem began and continued to be a problem. Detail causes of the problem: You will identify, explain, and support with research the causes of the problem. Explain effects of the problem:The negative effects of the problem, including indirect effects, will be explained using research. Be sure to include a visual, with a title, caption, and source information. See the Week 5 Lecture for more information. Include the visual closest to where you will explain it further or connect it to an idea. An example follows. Figure 1: No Child Left Behind Act Being Signed into Law, 2002 Figure 1:President George W. Bush is flanked by members of Congress and students as he signs the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2002. Source: Save Education (and GOP Consistency): Dump No Child Left Behind (2010). As shown in Figure 1, NCLB was signed into law in 2002 and the image above reflects the good intentions that this initiative engendered: the president and smiling members of Congress, including Edward M. Kennedy, a Democrat, and John Boehner, a Republican, along with children in front of the American flag. Despite their best intentions, these tests have not fulfilled the promise of raising the quality of education in our schools, and have instead left a trail of broken promises, high school dropouts, and no substantial returns on investment. As a result of standardized tests, our children have been left behind and are falling to the bottom of the heap! Solution Continue with Section III, where you will identify and describe your plan to solve the problem that you previously discussed in Section II. You will also explain why your solution will work better than other ones, and what distinguishes it from others. Name your solution and why it will be successful: Your solution should have a catchy name and include two to three reasons why it will be successful. Also, in this section and section V, you must prove the ideas put forth in your thesis statement, which was the statement of what your plan is and why it is the best solution. Retrieve your First Draft from the Dropbox to address any errors in the thesis statement that were marked by your instructor. The direction of the remaining sections will be determined by your plan and why it will be successful, so be sure to look over this section of the First Draft. Distinguish your solution:Your solution should be unique, so here’s your opportunity to explain what sets it apart from other equally good solutions. What is missing from other solutions, and what makes your solution the better option? Some solutions may be untested just as yours is, and you will argue why these other untested solutions won’t work as well as yours will. Essentially you must argue that your solution is the best solution compared to what is currently being done about the problem, as well as what others have suggested in solving it. The only conclusion that the reader will have is that your solution is the only one that anyone should consider, as all other possibilities have been eliminated as viable.Please note that you are advancing your unique solution to the problem. This solution may be partly based on what someone else has proposed, but if so, you must document and cite their solution. Do not feel compelled to propose certain solutions just because research exists for them. Very often the problem still exists because the solution being enacted to solve it is simply not working, and nobody is willing to admit it. Major steps in operationalizing your solution: Identify the major steps that must be taken so that your solution can be implemented. The major steps may also include minor steps, so be sure to include those as well. This part is the nutsandbolts of your plan: what person or entitywould be in charge of implementing the solution, what is their expertise, where are they to be located, when exactly will they begin, and so on. Summarize the deliverables: This section ends with your explanation of what deliverables can be expected when the solution is implemented. Benefits For Section IV, or Benefits, detail how the solution will bring about benefits. In your paperpitch, you briefly outlined the benefits of your plan, why the investment is worthwhile, and the materials or resources needed to start. In this section of your draft, you will expand on these ideas, specifically organizing your paper according to the aspects detailed below. Offer a costs/benefits analysis: In this part, you will prove to the reader that your plan is worthwhile in terms of time, energy, money, or a combination of these three. A chart or graph will show clearly that these benefits outweigh any costs. To determine the benefits of the solution, look back at your thesis statement at the end of Section I in your First Draft; your benefits should prove what you outlined earlier in your thesis.If you are using a solution that is partly based on one from research, you will include the numbers from this source and cite it. If you are using your solution not based on anything you have found in research, you will have a reasonable estimation of the numbers without the need for a citation. Identify necessary materials or resources: Include the materials and/or resources that are needed to make your solution a successful reality. Look back at the previous section, Section III, for your major steps in operationalizing your solution. Determine what is needed if these steps are to be followed. You don’t know yet what will be needed in the longterm; at least in the shortterm or to get started, identify the materials and resources needed. Add in a chart or graph as discussed in Week 6 Lecture. Be sure to have a title at the top, all text in Times New Roman 12, and a short explanation at the bottom. An example follows. Figure 2: Cost of Current Testing System vs. Proposed Testing System Figure 2:This chart shows the cost of the current testing system in billions of dollars in blue in Year 1 of the program, and then again in Years 5 and 10. The proposed testing system is shown in red in the same 3 years: Years 1, 5, and 10. Clearly, the proposed system will save billions of dollars in the short term as well as in the long term. Conclusion The final section of the paper is the conclusion. This is not the area just to repeat earlier information. It will be two paragraphs in length. End with memorable ideas and details, including a call to action, that sell the solution to the reader. End with contact information and the next steps: Include contact information, which would be your e-mail address (a fake one is fine) and how the audience should contact you. Also indicate what the next steps would be for the audience. ThusSection I Introduction, Section II Problem Analysis, Section III Solution, Section IV Benefits, and Section V Conclusion are detailed in this Final Draft. Be sure to address feedback you have received on the First Draft from Week 6 and the Second Draft from Week 7 to improve your paper before you turn in the Final Draft. The length of this document is about 8 to 10 pages, including the title page and References. Add References below. The minimum reference sources for this Final Draft is five. Proofread carefully and then turn in this document to the Dropbox by the deadline identified by your instructor as your last name first FINAL Draft Paper.docx. Good luck! References Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Look up the correct format, because sources have different formats depending on their type and location. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. Put your sources cited in-text above here in alphabetical order, starting with the first line flush left and hanging indent of the second and each subsequent line. Each in-text citation should have a corresponding reference entry here. DeVry ENGL147 Week 8 Course Project Reflective Postscript latest 2016 November Course Project – Reflective Postscript Congratulations on the end of your journey in Advanced Composition. Hopefully, this will not be the end of your writing experiences! For our last graded assignment, please respond to the questions posed below. They are designed to have you look back over the pasteight weeks and reflect upon how the assignments, discussions, and peer reviews have helped you gain insight about your growth as a writer and your knowledge about writing. How did you go about selecting a topic for the research paper? After devoting eight weeks to this topic throughout the course, do you still find this topic interesting? If so, what further areas within this topic would you like to know more about? Reflect upon the research skills you have developed throughout this class. What key takeaways have you learned regarding research strategies? Did you incorporate changes into your final essay based on your peers’ feedback? If so, please describe the types of changes you made and why you made them. If you did not incorporate changes, please explain why. Did reviewing the work of your classmates help you to understand other points of view? Please explain why or how. Did reviewing the work of your classmates provide you with additional writing strategies? Please explain how or why. Assignment Requirements Reply to each question above with at least one full paragraph, making your full postscript approximately 2 pages. Because this assignment asks you to reflect on personal experiences, you do not need to incorporate research or an APA title page. Postscripts should be written in first person. The post-script should be typed and submitted as a Microsoft Word 2010 document (.docx), with 12-point font and double spacing. The Course Project – Reflective Postscript is worth 50 points. Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .equella.ecollege.com/file/8ff9f27a-3772-48cf-9855-4bec4e6706bf/1/Dropbox.html”>step-by-step instructions. See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

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