For your final writing assignment, do the following:
- Spend some time researching through Park’s library guides, information about your major, Park’sundergraduate catalog, and any other relevant web sites to learn about the types of writing done by academics in your major and/or professionals in your intended career field. Find at least 4 sources that address how writers write in your discipline, major, or career.
- Then, write a short, informative essay, aimed at your fellow college students, that explains what kinds of writing is done in your major academic/career field.
Guidelines for Exploratory Assignment
Length/Due Date: approximately 400-600 words, due Sunday midnight Central Standard Time (CST).
Style/Format: This, as all essays in EN106, should be formatted in a standard scholarly format. (Most students follow MLA or APA guidelines, which are outlined in Easy Writer.) No matter what format you follow, be sure to do the following:
- Use 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced.
- Use 1-inch margins top, bottom, and sides.
- Although no cover page is needed, you should include your name, my name, the course number/title, and date at the upper left-hand corner of the manuscript.
Research & Documentation: This assignment must include formal references to at least 4 sources. Use your skills of quotation, paraphrase, and summary to incorporate information from these sources, and be sure to provide in-text citations using a standard scholarly style, such as MLA or APA. And, of course, you must also provide appropriate documentation for any other sources you cite.
File format: Please submit your essay as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. These formats are available in most word processors, including Google Docs and Open Office, and will ensure that your instructor is able to comment on your work.
Works Cited/References: Your essay should include an appropriate bibliography, with an entry for each individual source you reference in the body of the essay.
Titles: Include a descriptive title at the beginning of your essay that tips your readers off to your thesis. Do not format your title with quotation marks, boldface, underlining or italics.
Cover pages: Please do not format your essay to include a cover page.
Deadline: Submit your final draft essay no later than Midnight CST on Sunday at the end of this unit.