Prepare: As you prepare to write your second discussion for this week, be sure to complete the following:
- Read Chapters 1, 3, 4.2, and Appendix A in the textbook.
- Read Research Paper Guidelines.
- Read An Introduction to Argument.
- Watch the Two-Minute Tutorial: Thesis Statements (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
- Review the Ashford University Library’s Nitty Gritty: Generating Keywords (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial.
- Review the Ashford University Library’s Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial.
Review the grading rubric for this discussion.
Reflect: Before drafting your initial post, take time to reflect on the approved research topics for your Final Paper. Considering the information in this week’s instructor guidance and readings, choose the research topic that suits you best. Choose a topic that is interesting, has a clear argument, and allows you to remain objective. We will be using research and logic to support our arguments in this class. It may be difficult to remain objective if you feel emotionally or spiritually connected to the subject.
Write In 200 to 300 words, share your chosen research topic for this class and write a few sentences on each of the following:
- Share the kind of argument you hope to make and why.
- Identify five to ten keywords for your library research and explain your choices.
- Write a single-sentence thesis statement for your research paper. Explain your development process and how you used the Two-Minute Tutorial: Thesis Statements (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Be sure to compare it your work to the Thesis Checklist.
Include any areas of confusion or questions you have for the class and/or your instructor.
Please review the Week One Discussion 2 Initial Post Template before writing your response.