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For Project 1, we will focus on the genre of academic research paper, one of the most high-stakes genres in college. In sequence 2, the theme is "diversity," which is broadly defined and highly controversial. As part of the diversity theme, you will choose a topic to explore.
In your Burkean-inspired dialogue screenplay, you will situate yourself within the scholarship conversation of your topic instead of writing a traditional research proposal and annotated bibliography. You will be having a dialogue with four peer-reviewed and/or academic sources from .org, .gov, .edu sites or scholarly journals in the library databases. As you write, enter the scholarly conversation whereby you will maintain a dialogue with your sources, representing their arguments and discussing your own ideas/responses/questions.
Therefore, your screenplay should have the following characters:
• You (without using me, my, or I). Remember, opinionated ideas/reflections on scholarship will read as your own more effectively without the usage of I, my, or me.
• Authors of 4 peer-reviewed, academic sources published within the last 3 years.
Your screenplay should enable your reader to:
Integrate multiple types of evidence (primary and secondary - for example, library research, interviews, questionnaires, observations, cultural artifacts) to support your writing goals. It is permitted to cite .org, .gov, and .edu websites, but be sure to cite any other interviews, questionnaires, observations, and/or cultural artifacts from scholarly, peer reviewed library database articles published within the last 3 years.
Do not forget to include a works cited page (formatted alphabetically within the same document as your essay but on its own page in proper MLA style).
Sample Topic Choices:
*An essay on college diversity and why diversity matters in the college classroom*How diversity effects a community's economic growth *The importance of workforce diversity *The effects of cultural diversity in American society *Diversity in marriages *How diversity influences an immigrant's life *Accepting workplace diversity and its benefits *Gender equality: the main problem and adequate solutions *The influence of diversity on college students *How diversity can benefits relationships