ENGL147 Advanced English Composition
Week 3 Assignment
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.)Links to an external site. (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. This is a sample con article.)
Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Link (website): Citation and Writing Assistance: APA Citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Please review the Counterpoint: Vaccines: Caution Advised, an example of a con article.
Note: The article was pulled from our Chamberlain library's Points of View Reference Center database. This resource is highly recommended, as it presents many of the topics in the General Education Healthcare field that may be applicable this term. To access the resource from our library website, choose "Databases" on the homepage, and scroll down to "Points of View." Click "Go." Scroll down to Health and Medicine. You will see a large list of potential topics ranging from Allergies in Schools to Vegetarianism. When you click on a topic (Vaccines, for example), you will see an overview of the topic, as well as points, counterpoints, and a guide to critical analysis.
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.