EH 1020 English Composition II Unit I

EH 1020 English Composition II Unit I

Author: Minnie Fisher


EH 1020 English Composition II
Unit I
This assignment has threeparts total: Topics Inventory, Controlling Idea Statement, and Short Proposal.Submit all three parts in one document. If you have questions, please emailyour professor for assistance. As always, you may also seek out the guidance ofthe Success Center; the tutors are always there to assist you with your writingand comprehension. You may submit writing assignments to the Success Center byusing a “Writing Center Request form” located on the myCSU Student Portal. Tosubmit a “Writing Center Request form,” log into the myCSU Student Portal,click on “Success Center,” and then click on “Tutoring.” If you have questionsconcerning APA or your writing assignment, you can contact the SuccessCenter at <..d@columbiasouthern.edu or by phone at ext. 6538.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The following webinarcreated by the Success Center may be beneficial to your success in this course.It provides a general overview for the course. Click here to view thewebinar.
In addition, the followingsample paper here may be helpful for you to have an idea of what is expected foryour final product: Sample Student Paper.
Part I:Topics Inventory
For the Topics Inventory,you will construct a list of topics from which you may choose one to developinto a Research Paper for this course. This exercise is based on the models onp. 318 of Strategies for Writing Successful Research Papers, so you willwant to refer back to this page for examples. (NOTE: The book does not alwaysprovide three possible topics per category, but you will be required to do so.Please see the Unit I Example.
The purpose of thisassignment is to help you formulate an inventory of topics that you areinterested in so that you may choose one to research in Unit II and developinto a Research Proposal. Be sure to choose a topic that you are invested in,as you are more likely to be motivated and excited about a subject thatinterests you. You will want to choose a topic that is academically viable, foras Lester et al (2011) state, “You can’t write a personal essay and call it aresearch paper, yet you can choose topics close to your life” (p. 318).
You will supply three (3)possible topics in each of the following four (4) categories:
1. Academic subject
2. Social issue
3. Scientific subject
4. Cultural background
Within each of these four (4)categories, you will supply three (3) possible academic topics. Use thefollowing format to organize your topics inventory:
1. Personal interest
2. The category (repeatedfrom above: academic study, social issue, scientific subject, and culturalbackground)
3. Three possible academictopics (each should be distinctive, developed, and as specific as possible)
After you complete Part I,you will have twelve (12) possible topics that you could choose from anddevelop into a research project. You will choose one of these and work with thesame one for Part II and Part III.
Example: Academic study
1. Personal interest: Cars
2. Academic subject:Eco-engineering
3. Possible academic topic:
• “The Fate of HybridVehicles: The Cost Is Not Worth the Environmental Toll”
• “Hydrogen Cars: The DirtyOn If They Are Clean”
• “Electric Cars Are Not ‘Saving’Environmental Resources, Only Saving Money at the Gas Pump”
Part II:Controlling Idea Statement
Understanding yourcontrolling idea will aid you in your research endeavor in Unit II as youlaunch into researching materials to help you better develop your researchpaper.
The purpose of this exerciseis to help you bridge between your Topics Inventory and your Short Proposal byhelping you to formulate a controlling idea statement.

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