The topic for this paper has already been submitted and must be about how Dylan Thomas’ life affected his work.
Be certain your research paper contains all of the following elements:
(1) sound argumentation techniques
(2) coherent source synthesis
(3) correctly formatted MLA-style parenthetical citations
(4) standard grammatical usage
The research project and paper is an effort to further investigate a key element of our study. The paper should make use of either empirical or secondary data wherever possible to enhance the analysis. Students are expected to follow Modern Language Association writing style.
Your paper should:
Contain an introduction paragraph which 1) introduces the audience to the issue being addressed, 2) identifies clearly the writer’s claim, 3) examines why this information is important to the specified audience, 4) announces the organization of the paper.
Offer a thesis statement in the form of an argument.
Offer academic sources to support the thesis statement.
Include evidence of scholarly research.
Maintain focus on the paper’s thesis throughout.
Organize the material presented in a consistent, rational manner.
Contain a conclusion that reasserts the writer’s thesis statement and reiterates the introduction.
Use transitions to achieve unity between ideas and paragraphs.
Use conventions of standard written English (appropriate diction, no omitted words, grammar, punctuation, and spelling).
Follow MLA format guidelines.
Please be certain that your treatment of your topic is complete, thoughtful, and well-researched.
The paper must utilize no less than three sources. One of these sources must be the primary text you are using. The other sources must be scholarly journal articles or appropriate books. Be sure that the articles you select to use are peer-reviewed works from respected academic sources.
· Specifically state your thesis early and often.
· Spend your effort working to prove your argument based thesis. DO NOT waste time summarizing if it is not needed to further your argument.
· Acknowledge and refute counterarguments.
· Remember to cite when needed. This includes quotes, paraphrases, and summaries you add to the paper.
· Make sure your paragraphs are fully developed and have topic sentences and concluding sentences