Task 1 PROPOSAL:
For this assignment, respond to each of the following prompts fully and thoughtfully. Questions 5 – 8 should be answered in fully developed paragraphs ( 5 – 7 sentences). See below for sample proposal.
1.TOPIC TO BE RESEARCHED AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR CAREER OR FIELD OF STUDY
2. RESEARCH QUESTION: [Look to Table 3.2 on p. 44 of The Bedford Researcher for examples. You may also view the video posted in Week 1 discussion or click here]
3. SUPPORTING ELEMENTS: [What examples, evidences, and supporting details help substantiate your argument on your topic?]
4. THESIS STATEMENT: [What are you arguing about your topic and what helps prove your argument? Make sure to weave your three supporting elements from above into the thesis statement. Put your argument in bold font and underline your three supporting elements.]
5. AUDIENCE: [Who are your readers? What might your readers want or need to know about your topic? What knowledge or biases might your readers already have on this topic?]
6. POTENTIAL SOURCES: [What types of sources will be helpful to support your stance? What will these sources reveal about your topic?]
7. CHALLENGES TO THE RESEARCH: [What might make your argument difficult to prove?]
8. GOALS FOR THE PROJECT: [What do you want to accomplish within your Formal Research Assignment? What do you want the reader to feel after reading your essay?]
TOPIC TO BE RESEARCHED: Limerence. This related directly to my studies in Psychology
RESEARCH QUESTION: In what ways is limerence, defined as an involuntary obsession with another person, similar to the mental health disorders included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? [Look to Table 3.2 on p. 44 of The Bedford Researcher for examples]
SUPPORTING ELEMENTS: [What examples, evidences, and supporting details help substantiate your argument on your topic?]
• Limerence is involuntary and persistent, much like mental disorders.
• Limerence disrupts the limerent’s sense of well-being and life balance.
• Limerence often leads to serious crimes, such as stalking.
THESIS STATEMENT: [What are you arguing about your topic and what helps prove your argument? Make sure to weave your three supporting elements from above into the thesis statement. Put your argument in bold font and underline your three supporting elements.]
Limerence needs to be included as a mental disorder in the DSM since it is involuntary and persistent, disrupts the limerent’s sense of well-being and life balance, and often leads to serious crimes, such as stalking.
AUDIENCE: [Who are your readers? What might your readers want or need to know about your topic? What knowledge or biases might your readers already have on this topic?]
Instructor and classmates for Research Writing serve as readers. Readers may want to understand how the symptoms of limerence differ from a standard crush, especially when popular culture touts the idea that it is normal and desirable to be “crazy-in-love.” Readers may have some personal experience with romantic obsession and feel offended at the suggestion that they experienced a mental disorder.
POTENTIAL SOURCES: [What types of sources will be helpful to support your stance? What will these sources reveal about your topic?]
Articles in academic journals that emphasize the potential for violence in limerents, such as Harasankar Adhikari’s 2017 essay “Limerence (Being In Love) and Violence Among Teens/Adults’ Relation” from the Innovare Journal of Social Sciences found on Google Scholar. Academic articles linking limerence to depression would also be helpful in proving how similar the effects of limerence are to mental disorders included in the DSM.
CHALLENGES TO THE RESEARCH: [What might make your argument difficult to prove?]
The concept of limerence is relatively new; the term “limerence” was first used in 1979 by psychologist Dorothy Tennov. Most modern ideas about limerence rest upon her founding principles. This might make it difficult to accumulate a variety of perspectives.
GOALS FOR THE PROJECT: [What do you want to accomplish within your Formal Research Assignment? What do you want the reader to feel after reading your essay?]
Ideally, the Formal Research Assignment will be persuasive and compassionate. The reader will feel sympathy for the experience of limerents and believe that mental health advocates can offer limerents more support than the criminal justice system can.
FINAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT (DUE WEEK FOUR)
REQUIREMENTS FOR FINAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT:
• Topic must be related to your field of study or your career.
• Essay must be argumentative in nature.
• Must be 2000-2500 words.
• Use proper 7th edition APA format (cover page, abstract, body, and reference page). We will use the 7th edition, including only using Times New Roman font (12 point).
• Use only integrated short burst quotes and a balance of paraphrasing. No signal phrases and no block quotes should be used.
• Sources should be articles from the Keiser e-Library databases dated within the last five years.
• Sources older than five years and from other databases may be approved as long as they are scholarly and provided you check with the instructor first.
• Submit this assignment in Microsoft Word Document format. No other formats will be accepted.
• Submit the assignment in the DROPBOX titled Week 4: Formal Research Assignment.
• Additional instructions may be given. Please be sure to check your email and the announcements section frequently.
To SUBMIT this assignment click on the title Week 1 Assignment: Proposal and attach your Word Document. Be sure to double check that the correct file is attached and actually submitted.
The Annotated Bibliography
A formal research paper requires serious research–not just Google searches. For this assignment, you will be required to use Keiser’s e-Library databases. We generally recommend EBSCOhost and ProQuest Database Platforms. You may use other academic databases as well if they relate to your chosen paper topic or your major. Consult your instructor if you are unsure.
Please use Keiser Library for ALL of the Annotated Bibliography
To prepare for writing your Formal Research Assignment, you will seek out 5 scholarly sources published within the last five years. (As you move into Week 3, you will need to collect additional sources as the requirement for the final Formal Research Assignment is 7-9 current, scholarly sources.) By submitting the first five here, you will have the benefit of instructor feedback on the appropriateness and usefulness of the sources. You will also receive feedback on the construction of the APA reference entries.
Each entry should consist of an APA formatted reference and an annotation of 150-175 words composed in third person point of view. The annotation must include:
• A summary of the source, which will comprise about half of the annotation. In your own words, what is the focus of this source? What issues does it cover? What is its argument? What are its findings or conclusions?
• One or two sentences explaining how the source is credible. For example: is the source current? Who is the author or publisher? What are the author’s qualifications to write about this topic? Is the argument supported by current evidence? Has the source been peer-reviewed? Be specific.
• One or two sentences that explains how you intend to use the source in your research. How does the source support, expand, or challenge your argument? Where will you integrate the source and for what purpose?
• A 20% penalty will be applied for each entry that is omitted.
EXAMPLE OF AN ANNOTATION:
Smith, J. (2019). Neurological markers within individuals convicted of stalking. Journal of Neuroscience, (3)22, pp. 52-59. https://doi.org/12.2522.2019.
This article considers the neurobiological factors that contribute to stalking. Its authors seek to define a neurobiological model for a stalker. The research explores the physical systems related to human bonding and attachment, attraction, separation, and jealousy. In the links between these systems, the authors reveal how violence is escalated by emotional factors, such as rejection and sexual intimacy.
Experienced researchers at the University of Pisa, the authors bring their wealth of experience to the text. They also note the realistic variances in psychological makeup and provide a substrate for most of their examples, making sure to explore all of the layers and nuances within a subject.
This source will help prove the dangers of limerence, particularly the aspect of obsessive relational intrusion that often leads to stalking. I will likely use this in my body paragraph once I transition to the section about establishing why limerence is a problem that needs to be solved.
For help with APA format, look to the Purdue OWL website and the APA Style website. The KeiserOnline Writing Lab (OWL) can also offer helpful feedback on this assignment. While the KeiserOnline Writing Lab generally has a 24-hour turnaround, it can take longer to receive feedback. If you want to make use of the KeiserOnline Writing Lab, plan ahead and submit to the KeiserOnline Writing Lab earlier in the week.
SOURCES APPROVED FOR THIS PROJECT:
Sources must be academic and published within the last five years. Sources may be gathered through the Keiser Online Library databases Other databases, such as Google Scholar or the NIH Databases, may be approved as long as they are scholarly and provided you check with the instructor first. No general Google searches should be used.
An outline is a helpful way to focus and order your ideas on a topic. Without a plan for writing, you may find yourself veering from the main topic and away from your central argument. There are different kinds of outlines such as topic outlines and sentence outlines. You have likely created those in the past. However, for this class, you will be completing a paragraph outline.
Due Date: Sunday by 11:59 PM
This assignment will help you to
• chart the course of your argument and develop the sequence in which your supporting elements are explored.
• integrate research from the sources in the Annotated Bibliography where they will best support your argument.
• identify areas that need additional support.
You can utilize your work from our Week 2 Discussion. Make sure to revise, incorporating some of the useful feedback that you received.
Create an outline by following these steps and using this format:using this format: – Alternative Formats
• Include a strong thesis statement that reveals your argument and your three supporting elements. For example: Active reading should be a primary method of learning because it supports strong communication skills in the workplace, enhances EFL learner’s transition from the native language to the adopted one, and promotes a tangible experience not found in social media engagement.
• Craft three substantive body paragraphs. These will become the major sections of your final paper. Within the final paper, you will further expand on these ideas. Each paragraph should open with a topic sentence. A topic sentence delves into one of the supporting elements listed in the thesis. It is a declarative statement that prepares the reader for the ideas explored in the coming paragraphs. In the outline format that you will follow, each of the first sentences in the paragraphs is the topic sentence. Notice how it further expands each of the supporting elements. For example: Reading is beneficial because it supports strong communication skills, which is necessary for anyone seeking employment.
• Integrate research into each paragraph. Utilize a paraphrase within two paragraphs and a short-burst quotation within one. When integrating a quotation, make sure to provide context for the quotation. Explain what the quotation reveals, proves, disproves, or elucidates. How does this quotation impact the argument? What hole in the research does it fill?
• Insert APA in-text citations whenever research is utilized in the outline and include APA references at the end of the outline.
• Open each paragraph with a transitional phrase. Review the transitions resources in the Week 3 Learning Module. For example: Beyond offering strong communication skills, more specifically, reading can also provide the necessary tools for English language learners to learn how to transition to and effectively use the English language.
• A good outline should also indicate alternate points of view, such as other solutions, other causes, or other effects. Dedicate some time to considering counterarguments. How can you disprove them?
• Review the rubric for this assignment.
Criteria for Success:
• Revise your introduction from your Week 3 Discussion. Do not submit the same discussion post. Make substantive changes based on feedback.
• Revise your thesis from the previous weeks’ work.
• Craft three body paragraphs. These will become the major sections of your later paper. They should not be thought of as the only body paragraphs you will need.
• Generally, order your points weakest to strongest. It is not advisable to begin with your strongest point.
• In your body paragraphs, indicate where your sources will fit.
• As your final paper requires 7+ sources, begin to use those here.
• Indicate where you need further research.
• A good outline should also indicate alternate points of view, such as other solutions, other causes, or other effects. Dedicate some time to considering counterarguments.
• In your conclusion, indicate why your argument matters to your readers.
• Review the rubric found herehere – Alternative Formats .
• For this assignment, download the attached file: Week Four Final Paper ChecklistWeek Four Final Paper Checklist – Alternative Formats
• Answer each of the first three questions carefully, using feedback you received when appropriate. Ensure each response is 100+ words.
• Evaluate your essay using the rubric. Where do you fall (i.e. “mastery”, “proficiency”, etc.) and why? What will you do before the paper is due in order to move higher in the rubric?
• (Optional) Answer the 23 yes/no questions on formatting and course requirements.
• To submit, click on the title, “Week 4 Assignment: Final Paper Checklist.”
Criteria for Success:
• Short Paragraph Responses (60%) – Complete each of the questions to the best of your ability. Reflect on feedback you’ve received and how you’ve overcome challenges (20% for each question, 100+ words for each question). Below this will result in prorated grades (i.e. 50 words = 50% of possible grade).
• Evaluating Your Paper Using the Rubric (40%) – Critically assess yourself using the rubric. There is no word count to this, but you should note 1) what level you are, 2) why you evaluate that area of your paper that way, and 3) what you will do to improve in each category (i.e. “Develops an appropriate and organized research topic through all stages of the writing process”, etc.). Consider addressing each of these questions in each area of the rubric as worth two to three points.
Task 5 FINAL PAPER:
• APA format (including an APA title page,body, and reference page). Please utilize 7th edition of APA format. For information on formatting an APA document, look to the resources from APA Style.org.
• Must be 1800-2275 words. The title page and reference page do not count towards the word count.
• Use a standard, APA approved font.
• With the exception of the introduction and conclusion, one form of support should be used on each page. Make sure to include APA cited paraphrases, summaries, and quotations. There should be an APA reference in your reference list for each source you use.
• Utilize integrated short burst quotations. These are five to seven words of a quote woven into the body of your own sentences. No block quotes should be used. Review the Week 3 Learning Module for more information on integrating quotes.
• Utilize at least seven current academic sources for support within the body of the Formal Research Assignment. Sources should be obtained from the eLibrarydatabases.They should consist of scholarly articles published within the last five years. Outside sources such as Google Scholar and the NIH databases may be used with instructor approval. Personal communication may be acceptable, but check with your instructor first.