Note: Example Attached . Also , please choose a topic related to economics if possible or a topic you’re good at .
Assignment 3: Dialoguing with Research
â€¢Effectively researchâ€”and integrateâ€”credible and relevant sources that support the theses of your research projects. [IDEA 9]
â€¢Judiciously format work according to Modern Language Association (MLA) and/or American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines appropriate for chosen audience(s).
Purpose: This paper will give you the chance to creatively dialogue about the culture, history, and/or current trends of an academic field. For example, you may be interested in knowing more about the ethics of new medicine research.Or, you might want to understand the connection between exercise and brain function. You may want to research the government policies and spending around education. The goal is to be able to enter into the critical conversation of your chosen field or vocation (or a subject you are interested in exploring).
Step One: Find at least five professional and/or academic sources that go in-depth into your inquiry question, each from a different angle. If there is significant overlap between two or more of the sources, then they only count as one for this project. Sites like Wikipedia or Sparknotes are not acceptable (though such sites might refer to some acceptable sources). Also avoid vague, general information articles like, â€œImmigration in the 20th Century.â€
Step Two: Once you have five strong sources, you will choose at least three of these to make a dialogue between you and your sources. The constraints for this assignment are rather loose, because it should be creative and exploratory.
Step Three: Write a dialogue with participants based on the following four characters, which you will sketch out at the beginning of your paper (feel free to add characters or setting elements)–
At least three published writers. Consider how the writers portray themselves in your readings and develop your characters based on these personas. Use quotations from the text to support the characters youâ€™ve created. (Be sure to acknowledge directly quoted language with quotation marks.)You can also paraphrase any information or opinion, or even conjecture some dialogue.
A student. Base this character on yourself. Keep in mind the rich background of unique knowledge and experience that you bring to the discussion table as you represent at least a decade of reading, writing and thinking. Be sure to bring concrete examples into the dialogue.
Step Four: Correctly format your dialogue.
1. Alternate between perspectives. Each â€œspeakerâ€ should present his/her argument initially and then â€œrespondâ€ to the other perspectives.
2. The paper should be primarily dialogue/research. Other than one paragraph which may precede the dialogue in order to “set the scene,” movement and transitions should occur within the text. Feel free, though, to insert action or stage directions. Each â€œcharacterâ€, including yourself, should appear with substantial dialogue (100+ words) at least 3 times each.
3. References should be clearly cited. When you cite a passage or paraphrase from a resource, a page number should follow the sentence in parentheses. Made up lines of dialogue do not require any citation. A Works Cited page should be attached to your dialogue paper following the formatting style of your chosen field. See your handbook for guidelines.