wrtg101 Writing Assignment 3
Writing Assignment #3: Research-Supported Essay
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Writing Assignment #3 will be a research-supported essay.
Courses that fulfill the General Education Requirements (GERs) at UMUC all have a common theme—technological transformations. In following this theme throughout this semester in WRTG 101, we have read the analyses of various authors on innovations and technological transformations in education and in other fields.
In this essay, you will continue this theme of technological transformations.
You have two choices for your essay topic. Please choose one of the two choices. Please note that both choices are identical to the choices you had for writing assignment #2, the cause-effect essay. You may write on the same topic that you wrote on for writing assignment #2; however, you may be asked to adjust the topic in some direction in order to write a more successful research paper. In addition, of course, you will expand on the number of sources you use to defend your argument.
1. TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
Analyze the impact of a particular trend in technology on education.
Our discussions in the class up to this point might be helpful for you as you consider ideas for this topic.
You might analyze any one of the following. These are just examples. Many approaches are possible for this topic.
a. The potential effects of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education. You might focus on a particular field of study for this choice.
b. The effects of online courses on education. You might focus on a particular field of study for this choice.
c. The effects of using digital media in online courses
d. The effects of computer use in writing courses or courses in other disciplines
e. The effects of certain forms of technology on reading skills or reading habits
f. The potential effects of video games being...