English 102 Essay #4

Research/Synthesis

The writing assignment:

In your future courses, you will rarely be given a tightly-limited topic assignment. You will need the basic skills of finding and limiting a topic, formulating a thesis, and researching material to support your thesis. This research/synthesis paper asks you to demonstrate those skills.

For this paper you will select and narrow a topic, find research material, and write a six-page research paper with appropriate MLA documentation of your outside resources.

Mechanical details:

Due dates:

  1. Analyzing your draft—bring your rough of Essay #4 to class: Monday, December 6, 2021
  2. Peer Editing: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  3. Final Copy Due: Friday, December 10, 2021

This essay is worth 175 points. Of these 175 points, 25 are the MLA documentation.

The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author.

The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by Ashland University.

Revised 11/9/21 • Page author: Curtis Allen • e-mail: callen@ashland.edu.