1101 Multiple-Source Essay
Write a research essay of at least 750-1000 words that extends the idea you worked on in your synthesis essay. Regardless of how you focus your topic, remember that you must have a narrow topic that can be supportedwith credible, recent research. The purpose of your essay is to demonstrate good researching skills and appropriate, logical information. Your thesis statement should reflect this.
It is important to have a personal commitment to the topic, so please select something to research that relates to your interests but is researchable. Make yourself an expert on this issue by reading widely and talking to authorities in the field, if possible. In your essay, provide reasons and evidence for and about the topic based on personal observation and authoritative sources. Three to fivesources are required for a passing grade. At least two of these sources must come from the GCSC LibraryDatabases. You must be able to find a variety of professional/academic sources on your specific topic, including but not limited to interviews, books, documentaries, magazines and scholarly journals, newspaper articles, and online resources.
Internal sources used within the paper, will need in-text parenthetical references following the MLA 8th edition guidelines and external citations, citations on a works cited page, will also need to following the MLA 8th editionguidelines. Please find this information on the Purdue OWL website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
To earn an A for this assignment, you must go beyond the obvious, do serious research beyond the minimum requirements, and demonstrate real insight into your topic.
Specific Research Paper Guidelines
• 750-1000 final word count (not including Works Cited page or separated quotes)• 3-5 sources: o 2 (or more) source(s) must be scholarly sourcesfrom our library databaseo 3 additional sources must be either academic or professional (can be online, book, magazine,personal interview, etc.)▪ Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable source!• 8 in-text citations (a blend of four paraphrases and fourquotations), cited correctly according to MLA 8thedition guidelines• **Note that your essay cannot receive a passing grade without having met the above minimum requirements!