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COM 156 Week 1 Individual Research Plan Recent

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COM 156 Week 1 Individual Research Plan (Appendix D) Recent

In most cases, students are simultaneously enrolled in COM/156 and PSY/201. Suggested research topics for your final paper are listed below. The paper is an informative paper and not a persuasive paper, where you would be asked to take a stand and support it.

Resources: Appendix A; Appendix D

Select a general topic for your research paper from the following list:

• Time management

• The role of nature vs. nurture in adult violence or criminal behavior

• School- and community-based childhood bullying programs that work

• The impact of media on youth violence

• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

• Addictions (such as to caffeine, drugs, or video games)

• Fetal alcohol syndrome

• Autism

• Midlife crises: fact or fiction?

• Challenges for aging baby boomers

Hint: Refer to the narrowing and selecting a topic activity from your COM/155 class.

Complete Appendix D for the topic you have chosen.

• Fill in the Research Plan.

• Write a 250- to 300-word paragraph summarizing your research plan. Include the following:

o The topic you have chosen for your final project.

o What you hope to learn from your research.

o What aspect of your topic you plan to focus on in your research and writing.

Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment via the Assignments link.

Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:

• The Prewriting Process – Preparing to Write

• Developing the Topic

COM 156 Week 2 Individual Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources Recent

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COM 156 Week 2 Individual Strategies for Gathering and Evaluating Sources (Appendix E) Recent

Resource: Appendix E

Locate three sources you think you can use to support your final project. At least two of these sources should come from the University Library.

Evaluate each source by answering the questions in Appendix E.

Note:You will use this assignment as the basis for part of your Week Three Assignment. Your effort during on this assignment will make the Week Three assignment easier to complete.

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Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:

• Acquiring Information: The Research Process

COM 156 Week 5 Individual Outline Recent

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COM 156 Week 5 Individual Outline Recent

Resource: Appendix H

Review the criteria for outlines in the “Developing Outlines” video on the student website.

Create an outline, using Appendix H, with details that support your thesis.

• Outline only the body of your paper.

• Remember to avoid bias to strengthen your writing and present a balanced case for your thesis.

• Include in-text citations in your outline and reference citations at the end.

Explain in a short paragraph, at least 150 words, why you decided to sequence your paragraphs as you did.

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Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:

• The Writing Process – Placing Words on Paper

• Developing the Topic

COM 156 Week 6 Individual Body Paragraphs Recent

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COM 156 Week 6 Individual Body Paragraphs Recent

Resources: Center for Writing Excellence:

• WritePoint®

• Plagiarism Checker

• Sample Paper (APA and Writing & Style Guidelines)

• Grammar and Writing Guides: APA Reference and Citation Examples

Create the body paragraphs of your research paper by converting your outline into the body of your paper. (You will write the introduction and conclusion in Week Seven.)

• The rough draft must be a minimum of 800 words and must be complete enough for your facilitator to provide constructive feedback.

• Use appropriate sentence variety, sentence clarity, and parallel structure in your writing.

Format your body paragraphs consistent with APA guidelines.

• ReviewAPA guidelines in the Center for Writing Excellence.

• Usein-text citations where necessary in the body paragraphs.

• Include a correctly formatted References page.

Submit a copy of your body paragraphs to WritePoint and to the Plagiarism Checker for review.

Copy the WritePoint and Plagiarism Checker feedback into your document (after your body paragraphs).

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Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:

• Writing the Essay

COM 156 Week 8 Individual Revision Analysis Recent

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COM 156 Week 8 Individual Revision Analysis (Appendix J) Recent

Review Appendix J.

Use Appendix J as a checklist or prewriting tool before you write your response.

Write a 300- to 400-word response to the following in a new Microsoft® Word document:

• Describe, in detail, the feedback you received from WritePoint®, from the Plagiarism Checker report through the Center for Writing Excellence, from your facilitator, and from any peers in a peer-review thread.

• Explain the changes you will make to revise your own paper based on this feedback.

• In your response, explain whether you have met each item listed in the appendix. If you answered yes, explain what you have done in your paper to meet these criteria. If you responded no, explain what changes you will make to successfully complete that requirement before submitting your final draft.

• Respond to every item in the appendix.

• Add a correctly formatted title page.

Note: Do not turn in the completed checklist. Turn in only the Microsoft® Word document that includes your 300- to 400-word response.

Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment via the Assignments link.

Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:

• Using Effective Transitions

• Using an Essay Checklist

• Using Peer Review