Week 4 Worksheet
Instructions: Scroll to Chapter 7 of your GRST online textbook (found in the Reading & Study folder) and complete Practice Exercises 7.3 and 7.4. As you develop your research paper this semester, it is important that you pay attention to the structure of your paper. Every paragraph in your paper should have a purpose which should be easily detectable from the topic sentences in each paragraph. Moving from one paragraph to another—or from one big idea to another—often causes writers problems. To correct that problem, you need to be very aware of the sort of transitions you use and choose them wisely.
Assignment Goal: Analyze your sources critically so that you can build a stronger research paper. Most successful writers are great readers and can take great notes. Your goal is to read and annotate one of your sources for your upcoming research paper.
Practice 7.3: Find a scholarly article in your field from a different publication than you have looked at previously. Working paragraph by paragraph (and sentence by sentence if necessary), write anot5 outline of the article.
Practice 7.4: Look again at the article you just outlined. Mark all the transitions in the article, and then try to decide which sort of transition each is.
Finally, explain how, if at all, this source will fit into your upcoming research paper. How does this source influence your thesis? How might you use this source as one of your own transitions in your research paper?
Specific requirements: For this worksheet, create a single document of two to three pages. Include the following:
A reference page and a title page.
A section for your article outline (Practice 7.3). You may use bullet points for your outline. Label it with the heading Practice 7.3.
Next, write in paragraph form (no bullet points) an analysis of how the author’s argument moves. How does the author transition from point to point? How does each sub-section fit together to make the overall...