Writing Assignment 2: The Research Journal

For this assignment you will need to gather a variety of academic sources on your topic, then review those sources and reflect on each in a journal entry. The purpose of the journal is to 1) deepen your understanding of the topic as you proceed through your sources, 2) evaluate how reliable each source is, depending upon its slant, and 3) enter into an ongoing conversation or debate about your event/issue. But, before making an academic argument, it is vital you explore and understand the conversation surrounding the issue. Therefore, there will be three components to this assignment: The Research Journal, A Multiple Perspectives essay and a Research Proposal.

Research Journal

Multiple Perspectives Essay

The Research Proposal

Here are the requirements for this assignment:

  • You should have 6-8 sources to complete this assignment.
  • All components of this assignment need to be in correct APA format.
  • This will be due Thursday, March 20th by 11:59pm on blackboard.
  • This assignment is worth 15% of your course grade.

Here are the rubrics I will use for this assignment: Research Journal & Multiple Perspectives Essay Rubric & Research Proposal rubric