Was each source thoroughly analyzed with respect to the provided questions?

(B) Written Argument Paper: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

 

Due: Before Class During Week of 9/9/2019

Note:

· Paper Audience: electrical and computer engineering students.

· Paper Purpose: argue your side of the debate through the use of factual, referenced information and data. You are writing for electrical and computer engineers, and engineers love numbers. You must use data (cost, efficiency, performance metrics, etc.) to support your arguments.

· Submission Format: this assignment must be submitted both online in PDF format and as a hardcopy in-class with your portfolio.

 

First, clearly restate your argument with regard to your assigned topic. This can be different from the one you used in Assignment A, but going forward topic changes must be approved by your instructor. Remember that your paper should be technology-centered so your argument thesis should refer to some sort of technology (artifact or process) that is relevant to engineers and engineering practice. Your argument should also have a reasonable scope.

 

What is the thesis (i.e. main claim) of your argument?

 

 

 

In this assignment you will be focusing on finding and evaluating information that will make up the bulk of your writing for your written argument paper. Your main goal this week is finding quality, scholarly information. Assignment E will focus on the synthesis and crafting (a rough draft) of your 3 subarguments, so it is OK to put that aside for now (short phrases and bulleted lists are fine for this assignment).

 

Please review any comments from Assignment A before completing this worksheet. For the purpose of this assignment you can use the same source for the different subarguments, but Source #1, #2, and #3 within each subargument must be different. Your responses to each prompt can be brief. The objective is to make sure that you are critically evaluating information sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subargument #1

Clearly state the first subargument that you will use to support your main argument.

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #1 for Subargument #1

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim(s) does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #2 for Subargument #1

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #3 for Subargument #1

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

 

Subargument #2

Clearly state the second subargument that you will use to support your main argument.

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #1 for Subargument #2

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #2 for Subargument #2

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #3 for Subargument #2

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

 

Subargument #3

Clearly state the third subargument that you will use to support your main argument.

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #1 for Subargument #3

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #2 for Subargument #3

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

Key Information – Source #3 for Subargument #3

 

Provide a summary statement of one piece of key information from this source.

 

 

 

What claim does this information support?

 

 

 

What alternative explanations or counter arguments are made, either by this author or others?

 

 

 

Who is the author and what are their potential biases?

 

 

 

Who is the intended audience and how might this influence the purpose of the writing?

 

 

 

What makes this source appropriate for your purpose?

 

 

 

Full citation in IEEE reference format (provide the link if available)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Topic:

 

Use the internet or library references to research your general topic using the techniques discussed in Lesson 2. In this assignment, you are only focusing on finding quality, scholarly sources to support the 3 subarguments that you will use to defend your main argument.

Report all external sources in IEEE format.

 

Value (50 points – Written Argument Assignment Category)

· There is a 20 percent reduction (10 points) on this assignment if the initial submission is not deemed acceptable by the instructor. After notification of an unacceptable submission, you have 3 calendar days to resubmit. An additional 20 percent reduction will occur every 3 calendar days until an acceptable submission is received. The instructor will grade your submission once it is deemed acceptable.

 

· “Acceptable” on this assignment means a good faith effort is made to:

· Clearly state your topic.

· Clearly state 3 subarguments in support of your main argument.

· Provide 3 quality references to support each subargument.

· Thoroughly analyze each source in terms of its relevance, quality, and author bias.

 

Rubric

  Points
Was the argument clearly stated? 2
Were 3 relevant sub-arguments clearly stated? 8
Were 3 unique, quality sources provided for each sub-argument? 15
Was each source thoroughly analyzed with respect to the provided questions? 20
Was the source information provided in IEEE format? 5
Total 50

 

 

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