Instructor: Cherry Lou Sy
Research Paper Assignment
Your research paper must be between 7-10 pages with standard MLA citation (20%)
a research paper proposal, including list of possible sources; an annotated bibliography (10%)
NO LATE PAPERS ACCEPTED
Research Proposal Due: March 28
Research Essay Proposal Due with annotated bibliography: email
April 9 (for SEEK)– Rough Draft of Research Paper
(bring 2 hardcopies)
April 10 (for STAR)
Wed. May 2 (SEEK)
Thurs. May 3 (STAR):
Research Essay First Draft Due (Bring 2 copies of your draft to class)
Final Research Paper Due May 6, 2018 via e-mail.
Write about an issue or theme explored in one of our readings this semester. You may wish to examine the issue/theme in the context of one or more of the following perspectives: cultural, political, social, psychological, historical, economic, or gender-based. Including the text from one of our readings, the essay needs to use five sources for evidence. These sources must be either printed or from reputable books, journals, magazines, etc. found on The Brooklyn College Library online databases. One source may be a reputable Internet source, if you choose.
*DO NOT USE A PREVIOUS ESSAY AS IS. Choose a different theme/story/stories to explore, or if you must use a story from a previous essay, you must explore it from a fresh perspective/viewpoint.
Some options to consider for research are listed on the back of this page, with the associated texts in parenthesis. The work of your initial proposal will be, not just to select, but to narrow your topic and suggest a research strategy. As you begin your research, you must develop an argument of your own by learning more about the topic. You should select a topic you are interested in, and think about how you will structure your researc...