Week 3 Assignment
Con-Position Topic & Proposal
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 5, 13
Link (Word doc): Con-Position Proposal TemplatePreview the document
Minimum of 3 new articles (academic or credible online sources different from Weeks 1 & 2 articles)
Apply the following writing resources to your posts:
Link (library article): Counterpoint: Vaccines: Caution Advised (Links to an external site.) (This is a sample con article. This link will take you to an overview of vaccines. Click on the title under Related Items in this overview area to access the article.)
Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)
Link (website): APA Citation and Writing (Links to an external site.)
For this assignment, you will select a topic different from the pro topic you worked on in Weeks 1-2. Conduct research on the topic and locate articles that takes a clear con position.
Next, develop a con-position proposal for this new topic. The goal of the proposal is to create a working thesis statement and basic research plan that considers context, audience, purpose, and presents potential sources. A proposal is not an outline, as it does not structure the paper. Rather, a proposal offers direction for research needs and gives your professor an opportunity to provide feedback before the drafting process.
Access the Con-Position Proposal Template and complete the six required sections:
Synthesis Matrix (Add the 3 con sources.)
For an example proposal, refer to pages 269-270 of our textbook.