phil1310 select a research topic

Module 1 Journal 1.1: Select a Research Topic

  • Due Sunday by 9:59pm (Pacific Time)
  • Points 50
  • Submitting a text entry box or a file upload
  • Available until Dec 8 at 9:59pm

Description

Students will choose a topic for their long-term research manuscript.

Objectives

  • Apply critical thinking skills to a real-world issue.

Instructions

  1. After reading the guidelines carefully, choose a topic for your paper from the Paper Topics list. You must choose a topic from this list.
  2. Your journal entry needs to be set-up with each question below listed and then an answer provided.

Be sure that you are listing the question, answering, listing the next question, answering: Example below:

    • What are two or three questions about specific issues related to your topic: What happens during the recycling process. How long do recyclables remain in a landfill before being recycled.
    • Briefly research your topic to see if any of these questions have already been answered or if researchers are still looking for answers: According to Livia Ripka (2018) recyclables are remaining in landfills due to the exporting of recyclables to China ceasing.
  1. Next, as a journal entry, write the following question and then answer the corresponding question about the topic that you’ve chosen:
    a. What are two or three questions about specific issues related to your topic?
    b. Briefly research your topic to see if any of these questions have already been answered or if researchers are still looking for the answers.
    c. Next, consider if there are different perspectives on the issues or if theories have changed over time.
    d. Finally, think about what purpose you want to have when conducting your research. What research question do you want to answer?

Guidelines for Papers

Paper Topics

Rubric


Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Assignment Development

25.0 pts Development is fresh, with abundant details and examples that arouse audience interest and provide relevant, concrete, specific and insightful evidence in support of sound logic.

20.0 pts Development is adequate, but may lack depth, with details and examples that arouse audience interest and provide relevant, concrete, specific evidence in support of sound logic.

15.0 pts Development is sufficient but general, providing adequate but perhaps not interesting details, examples, and evidence that include no logical fallacies or unsupported claims.

10.0 pts Development is insufficient, providing scarce or inappropriate details, evidence, and examples that may include logical fallacies or unsupported claims.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organization

25.0 pts Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper’s purpose/ plan and consistently demonstrates effective and appropriate rhetorical transitions between ideas and paragraphs. If APA is needed, student is appropriate with reference page and in-text citations.

20.0 pts Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper’s purpose/ plan and usually demonstrates effective and appropriate rhetorical transitions between ideas and paragraphs. If APA is needed, student has either appropriate in-text support or reference page, but not both

15.0 pts Organization is ineffective at times and may demonstrate abrupt or weak transitions between ideas or paragraphs. If APA is needed, student is missing both proper in-text support and reference page.

10.0 pts Organization is confused and fragmented in support of the essay’s purpose/ plan and demonstrates a lack of structure or coherence that negatively affects readability.

25.0 pts

Total Points: 50.0