please write the first draft—1000words

Core reading is

Lauren Davis, “Should You Really Start Eating Insects?” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

To remedy this, you’ll be asked in this module to begin to engage in research as a separate and distinct part of the writing process. As a guide for your research, you’ll compose your first draft of Writing Project 3: Annotated Bibliography. In this project, you will write to develop and explore a topic. You will also conduct secondary research on that topic, formally documenting all the sources you collect and annotating each source by summarizing and evaluating it. Eventually, the research you’ve collected will be used in our last writing project, Argument.

Assessment Specifics

Your Purpose Statement

  • Minimum 150 words (successful purpose statements are often longer)
  • Following Step 2 in CHAPTER 3, analyze and specifically describe your Audience, Time, Place, and Purpose of your draft. For this assignment, your audience is a curious academic audience of peers.
  • Place your purpose statement at the beginning of your first draft, before the first page of your actual composition. 

Your First Draft

  • APA or MLA manuscript style, as specified by your instructor
  • Observation of the conventions of Standard English
  • 1000 word minimum for first draft. This includes the Research Rationale, List of Source Citations and Annotations, and the Topic Exploration Statement. (The minimum 150 words for your purpose statement is not included in this count.)

Research Rationale

  • 1-2 paragraphs
  • Describe the issue, problem, or controversy you are researching;
  • Identify the relationship between your topic idea and either one of the CORE READINGS or the theme of the CORE READINGS selected by your instructor;
  • Explain the significance or relevance of your research question(s) to you and to others; and
  • Describe what you hope to discover in your research, including 1-3 specific research questions.

List of Source Citations with Annotations

  • At least 3 relevant, up-to-date, and credible sources, representing different perspectives, responses, and/or information relevant to the research question(s); 2 or more are from the Ivy Tech Library subscription databases, 1 may be a CORE READING from the Core Readings/Focus Texts page
  • Correct Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) source citations (as assigned by your instructor), arranged alphabetically by author’s last name
  • Source citations are double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, using hanging indents
  • An annotation for each source that includes discussion of all five criteria for each source (Writer, Publication, Summary, Stance, and Use), each part clearly labeled.
  • Each annotation should be 1 paragraph, approximately 5-10 sentences long

Topic Exploration Statement

  • 2-3 paragraphs
  • Objective and accurate representation of the ideas and information examined
  • Accurate and well-reasoned interpretation and synthesis of the information and ideas discovered about the issue or problem
  • Analysis of where further research (on your part) is still needed
  • Use of at least 3 relevant and credible sources, cited in-text.
  • Use of evidence from sources (at least 6 paraphrases and/or quotations), clearly discernible from each other and from the writer’s voice and cited using correct in-text citation


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