Project 2 | What They Say: Tracing Conversations over TimeTerms You Should KnowConversation: Two sides of a topic, often contrasting Historical perspective: A way of seeing a topic in the context of its time period Thesis?: The main idea/purpose/argument of the essay Historiography: Tracing how perspectives on a topic have changed over time Revision: Adding, removing, or modifying parts of writing Evidence?: Support for an argumentPurposeIn Project 2, you will write an academic essay that argues how a scholarly conversation about your chosen topic has changedor not changedover a period of time.Project Description/Assignment ?You will create an 800-1,000 word historiographic essay that includes the following:An introduction that states your thesis (a claim) about how the scholarly conversation has changed over time Integrate evidence from the research you did in Project 1 to support your thesis: Quote summarize, and paraphrase according to MLA guidelines Include four sources from your annotated bibliography: two sources published between 2000 and 2010 two sources published between 2011 and 2015 Make connections between sources (compare and contrast) to support your argumentAssessmentThis assignment will be evaluated using the Project 2 Rubric and the Project 2 guidelines listed here.Role of Peer ReviewUsing MyReviewers, you will provide feedback via peer review. The peer review process allows you to respond to your peers drafts as fellow writers working toward the common goal of producing an insightful historiographic essay based on the FYC rubric. Both you and your peers will be using each others comments and recommendations to improve your work. Thus, your individual commitment to peer review has a real impact on the success of the entire class.Genre Conventions: Historiographic EssayPurpose: Situate the conversation about your topic within a historical context by explaining how the perspectives you have researched change (or do not change) over time. Audience: An academic audience who is unfamiliar with the topic and changes in perspectives regarding the topic. Point of View: Third-person; active voiceThesis The thesis of Project 2 should demonstrate an understanding of how the scholarly conversation has changed or not changed over time. Project 2 is a bridge between projects 1 and 3. Students will further develop their Project 1 research question to reflect the evolution of their research process as it moves from an annotated bibliography to an evidence-based academic essay.Role of Research ? For this project, you will draw from and evaluate your six sources from Project 1, then narrow those six sources down to four (two sources published between 2000 and 2010 and two sources published between 2011 and 2015) that demonstrate change or lack of change in perspective over time.Final Draft The final draft should be a 800-1,000-word revised academic essay that argues how a scholarly conversation about a chosen topic has changedor not changedover a period of time, using two sources published between 2000 and 2010 and two sources published between 2011 and 2015. You should ensure that your claim is fully supported with summarized, paraphrased, and quoted material drawn from your four chosen sources. The final draft will reflect significant revisions based upon instructor and peer feedback.
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