Drug Epidemic within the United States

 Drug Epidemic in the United States Assignments: Assignment #1: Annotated Bibliography Topic: Drug Epidemic in the United States Follow the directions below for the completion of the Annotated Bibliography assignment. •Purpose: The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to summarize the sources that you have gathered to support your research proposal project. These summaries help you to think about the complex arguments presented in your sources. •Description: In this assignment, you will create an annotated bibliography consisting of seven sources. Each entry will consist of a reference list citation, a summary of the source’s information, and a one-sentence assessment. Each annotation should be between 150 to 200 words. If an entry is shorter than 150 words, it is likely you have not fully developed your summary, and this lack of development can severely impact your grade for this assignment. APA formatting required. 4 pages Assignment #2: Research Proposal Topic: Drug Epidemic in the United States Follow the directions below for the completion of the Research Proposal assignment for Unit III. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance. •Purpose: The purpose of the research proposal is to help you to understand your project, to gain direction and feedback on your project, and to establish a blueprint for your project. •Description: In this assignment, you will create a research proposal consisting of three sections: ◦Section 1: What is the topic? (100-150 words) ◦Section 2: What is the controversy? Include paragraphs that detail both sides of the controversy. (300-400 words) ◦Section 3: Your tentative thesis statement (one to two sentences) All sources must be documented via APA citations and references. Assignment #3: Research Paper Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to begin drafting your academic argumentative research paper. Description: In this assignment, you will first write your literature review; then, you will write your introduction. The following details are requirements of the assignment: •Introduction (9-12 well-developed sentences/approximately 350 words): The following components must be included in the introduction (in the following order). ◦Sentence 1: Introduce the general topic ◦Sentence 2: Pro side (general) ◦Sentence 3: Con side (general) ◦Sentence 4: Narrow the scope (1) ◦Sentence 5: Examples of the narrowed topic ◦Sentence 6: Narrow the scope (2) ◦Sentence 7: Specific controversy ◦Sentence 8: Pro side (specific) ◦Sentence 9: Con side (specific) ◦Sentence 10: The thesis • Literature Review (800-900 words): ◦Literature review preface: This paragraph acts as a guide to what the reader can expect in the literature review. ◦Literature review body: This section includes three to four body paragraphs that discuss the history, terminology, and both sides of the controversy (pro and con). ◦Literature review conclusion: The conclusion signals that the literature review is ending, but it also acts as a kind of preface for the body of the paper by restating the thesis statement and establishing your argument once again. •Demonstrate how to summarize and paraphrase source materials. •Demonstrate the avoidance of plagiarism through proper use of APA citations and references for all paraphrased and quoted material. Follow the directions below for the completion of the body paragraphs draft assignment for Unit VI. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance. BODY: In this assignment, you will write three to four body paragraphs. The following requirements must be included in the assignment: •Body Paragraphs: You will construct three to four paragraphs comprised of five to seven sentences each. Each paragraph should be between 150-200 words. At a minimum, this portion of the paper should be around 450-600 words (for three to four paragraphs); a body section of this length will meet the minimum requirements of the assignment. The following components must be included in each body paragraph (in the following order). ◦Sentence 1: Point/reason sentence: This topic sentence will contain one of your reasons. ◦Sentence 2: Explanation: In this sentence, you provide information that further develops or explains Sentence 1. ◦Sentence 3: Illustration: This sentence introduces evidence that supports the reason that is presented in Sentence 1. ◦Sentence 4: Explanation of the illustration: Because the evidence does not necessarily stand on its own, you need to provide explanation so that the reader will understand how you interpreted the evidence to come to your reason. ◦Sentences 5-6: Second illustration and explanation (optional): You may choose to include a second piece of evidence that is then followed by an explanation. ◦Last Sentence: Transition: In this sentence, you will signal to the reader that you will be moving on to another point in the next paragraph. You do this to ease the movement from one point to another. •Use APA conventions to cite and reference all sources used to support your argument. Conclusion and Abstract: The following components are requirements of the assignment: •Conclusion (150-200 words): ◦Revisit the controversy. ◦Emphasize the seriousness of the controversy. ◦Answer the “So what?” question. ◦Suggest a general solution (optional). ◦Call for awareness/action. ◦Leave the reader with a final thought. •Abstract (200 words or less): For this assignment, you may not exceed 200 words. ◦Restatement of the controversy (one to two sentences) ◦Your thesis (one sentence) ◦Reasons (three to four sentences) ◦Conclusion sentence (one sentence) •Add the conclusion and abstract to the rest of your paper so that you are turning in a complete research paper. The paper should include all of the following components (in order): ◦Title page ◦Abstract ◦Introduction ◦Literature review ◦Body paragraphs ◦Conclusion ◦References page

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