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Capstone Research Paper Instructions
You’ve spent the last several weeks learning deeply about a topic, and entering into the Academic Conversation surrounding it. You’ve read what experts think, you’ve shared your emerging knowledge about it, and you’ve connected it to something you feel strongly about so that your interest and desire to work on this topic have grown.
Now it’s time to put it all together in your final academic paper.
Your Capstone Research Paper will be completed in sections:
Introduce your topic through a story of your own history, experience and interest in the topic. This will be a revised version of your narrative essay from Unit #4. (See 4.10 and also 6.11 where you also wrote this)
Provide some background facts on your topic from your research. As you were learning about your topic, you approached it with some of your own experience and knowledge, but once you learned what “they say” about it, you were able to speak more authoritatively about it. In this section, you’ll present what the topic is and why your audience should care about it. You’ll look through research that you gathered from several places throughout the project (See 4.8, 6.9, 7.5)
Present your position or purpose (thesis) for writing this project paper and provide evidence in the form of support articles in this section. This section shows how you add to the academic conversation on your topic. Each source you include in this section is one that indicates what you want your audience to know. As you present your evidence in this section, you will be practicing the “I say” part of the scholarly conversation. Here you convince your audience why they should care about your topic and ensure they see your point clearly. (4.5, 4.8, 5.2, 5.4, 6.9, 7.2)
This is your conclusion. Here you will summarize your overall key point with a reference back to your narrative idea and ensure that your audience knows you’ve completed your paper. A conclusion often times leaves the reader with something to think about with regard to your topic that invites them to enter the academic conversation. (4.10)
MLA Documentation and Format
This paper should be documented in MLA format and include Works Cited page. You have many resources for how to do this in the MLA module
Outcomes for this Assignment
Your paper must begin with an introduction that uses your connection to the idea to introduce the topic
It must contain a thesis that shows your purpose and why your audience should care about it.
Your paper should include 6 to 10 sources MOSTLY from Library sources, either books or articles from databases and legitimate websites (news agencies, experts’ opinion pieces, online periodicals. Avoid personal blogs or business sites) that show the context of your issue (they say) or support your position (I say).
Your paper should be presented in paragraphs and/or sections that guide the reader through your project. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence that presents the idea of the paragraph.
Your paper should be approximately 2,000 words, and needs to be in proper MLA format with appropriate spacing and punctuation, including in-text citations and a Works Cited.
Additionally, your paper should provide evidence of these outcomes:
Employ a writing process to understand and complete a writing task
Integrate research from experience and also digital and multimedia sources in your composition
Write a multi-paragraph, 1500-2000 word essay with specific details and illustrations to fulfill your purpose
Write with an emerging sophistication that shows your knowledge in the subject
Adhere to conventions of MLA documentation
I will provide comments for each of these outcomes in the scoring rubric (see below).
We have several resources to help you complete this assignment. Primarily, your other tasks from this unit will help you develop the draft. Additionally, please review these items as well:
Graphic Organizer for your Capstone Research ProjectLinks to an external site. (You can use this to make an outline for your paper)
Sample Essay.Links to an external site. See how one student from a previous semester approached this assignment
MLA and other Resources Unit