peers’ review and discussion

Two parts:

Part A: peers review

see the requirement in the documents.

Please use this review sheet as a basis for commenting on the drafts.

Part B:

Discussion 14.1: Week 14: More about Essay 3 Discussion: Analyzing Samples

Answer ONE of the following questions that has not been answered by a previous poster, unless they have all been answered once already. Also post a paragraph response to one of the other postings by your classmates. Make clear which comment you are responding to. You may agree, disagree, ask a question, or try to come up with a transition connecting two of the ideas in different postings. Please post by Thurs. 12/5 at midnight.

Students have asked me about what an introduction would look like for essay #3. Please see attached for introductions and the first body paragraph from some student samples of a literature review, one step in the process of writing the research paper, in Professor Mikolavich’s class (he’s developed the assignment working together with Professor Fischer). While these are not exactly the research paper, the students write with style and a unique voice to engage the readers, something you should strive for in your essay.

Choice 1: Describe this assignment, Essay 3 “Creative Research Paper” and how it is similar to and different from other assignments you have had. What are the basic requirements? What is your critical question? How might you organize different components, such as a review of the literature and field work?

Choice 2: Look again at the Student Samples excerpted from Proteus papers in Professor Fischer’s class. In particular, look at the interviews conducted for sample 1 and 2. For each one, how do you think this could be integrated into the overall research paper? Remember that these are actual excerpts from the papers.

Choice 3: Look again at the Student Samples excerpted from Proteus papers in Professor Fischer’s class. In particular, look at the interviews conducted for sample 3 and 5. For each one, how do you think this could be integrated into the overall research paper? Remember that these are actual excerpts from the papers.

Choice 4: Look again at the Student Samples excerpted from Proteus papers in Professor Fischer’s class. In particular, look at the interviews conducted for sample 6 and 7. For each one, how do you think this could be integrated into the overall research paper? Remember that these are actual excerpts from the papers.

Choice 5: Given the circumstance that your topic doesn’t lend itself well to observation or participation (for field work), you may need to write a fictional account based on the facts that you can find out. Look again at the Student Samples excerpted from Proteus papers in Professor Fischer’s class. In particular, look at the fictional reconstruction of the experience of an arranged marriage in sample 4, based on a photograph and family stories. How do you think this could be integrated into the overall research paper? Remember that these are actual excerpts from the papers. If you need to write a story for your participation/observation, how will you go about this? What factual evidence and research will you base this upon?

Choice 6: For the document Sample 1, “The Passive Problem,” look at the introduction and first body paragraph. How does Aidan make the introduction engaging and creative? How does he integrate his research in the body paragraph to support the main points of the paper? What would you say are the thesis statement and topic sentence(s), whether stated explicitly or implied?

Choice 7: For the document Sample 2, look at the introduction and first body paragraph. How does Maddie make the introduction engaging and creative? How does she integrate her research in the body paragraph to support the main points of the paper? What would you say are the thesis statement and topic sentence(s), whether stated explicitly or implied?

Choice 8: For the document, Sample 3, “A Culture of Scarcity,” look at the introduction and first body paragraph. How does Wendy make the introduction engaging and creative? How does she integrate her research in the body paragraph to support the main points of the paper? What would you say are the thesis statement and topic sentence(s), whether stated explicitly or implied?

peer’s post:( should write a paragraphs to response)

Choice 1:

Essay 3 tested on the ability to think creatively, beyond exhibiting the usual conventional research skills. The professor required me to show a deeper knowledge on the subject of my choice, by using a unique approach. For the first time in my school life, I went out to the field and did an interview for my classwork. I found the paper different from other research papers because I did not have to follow the normal academic format of writing a research paper. Normally, research papers require some paper structure such as abstract, introduction, limitations, result, among others. Often, I find research papers too serious and dismissive of personal reflections and observations. For this research, I found it exciting to be able to incorporate my observation using a first-person perspective. I have encountered research papers that used interviews but were evasive of personal observation. However, in essay 3, I was free to incorporate my interview in the research paper. I did not use the normal research structure which requires that the paper follows a specific outline. The similarity between essay 3 and other papers is that in both, we are required to use credible sources.

The basic requirements for this assignment were to write 6 to 8 pages of paper on any topic of my choice. It required me to incorporate a different kind of research, by conducting an interview, making observations, and also showing my participation. I would then incorporate my findings to the overall research paper supported by other library research sources. By departing from the ordinary research writing, I enjoyed doing the assignment.

My critical question for the assignment was: “Are the high rates of violence and mass shootings in the U.S related to gun control laws?”. I designed a questionnaire for my interview although I had to adjust while admitting it to my respondent. I borrowed an idea from the sample, Today Tracy, Tomorrow the World to include my interview in the research. I then incorporated the sources in a series of reflections to support my argument. I also incorporated a personal reflection to further strengthen my argument.