Course Paper Thesis, Outline, & Annotated Bibliography
Instructions: By develop a thesis statement, outline, and annotated bibliography for your Course Paper based on the guidelines in the Module/Week 3 presentation. Submit the thesis statement, outline, and annotated bibliography in ONE Word document using the template below (including the cover page).
Assignment Goals: Plan your Course Paper by clearly stating your main point, structuring your supporting reasons and evidence, and evaluating your scholarly sources. Doing so will prepare you to draft your Course Paper, which must be submitted by the end of
Specific Requirements: Your thesis statement may not refer to yourself, your paper, or your readers. Simply state the point that your paper will argue or demonstrate. Your outline must either follow points outlined by your assignment instructions from your other course or must follow the sample provided below by brainstorming ideas or points that include your thesis statement, two or more supporting main points with at least two pieces of evidence (statistics, data, or source quotes) for each of those points, and a conclusion that sums up the main supporting points and restates your thesis. Your annotated bibliography must include a citation, a summary, an analysis, and the relevance of at least four scholarly sources.
Presentation: Planning Your Paper
This presentation provides an overview of the pre writing or planning step of the writing process. This all-important step includes thesis statement development, outlining, and annotating your list of sources. The more thorough and detailed you are in these steps, the easier the drafting process will be.