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Value: 25% of final grade (250 points) Length: 1,500 – 1,750 polished words (highlight the text to determine the word count—works cited or references page and letters to reviewers and process reflections do not count) Genre and Rhetorical Situation: For an academic/professional discourse community—you will choose a specific genre and rhetorical situation Format: Your choice of MLA or APA format (see The Norton Field Guide Chapters 54 and 55), as well as formatted for the genre and rhetorical situation you choose Deadlines for Process Work and Drafts: See the syllabus and course schedule At this point in our course journey of literacy adventures, this assignment invites you to chart and embark on your own literacy adventure, researching a literacy topic or literacy issue that interests you. What are you curious about—what intrigues you—about literacy that you would like to study? Would you like to know what the literacy demands are in your chosen major or profession and how to prepare for them? Do you want to find out more about the nuances of writing in English that you have been learning about—a specific issue or controversy? Do you want to know if spellcheck is making you a better or worse speller? There are tons of literacy research question ideas you may come up with for this project! The purpose of your literacy research project is to answer your chosen literacy research question by synthesizing a variety of sources to inform others—“teaching” that information to readers—keeping the same analytical mindset from the previous assignment, this time with more texts/sources! To help choose sources and consider the scope of your research project, as part of your prewriting process work, you will complete an annotated bibliography citing, describing, and evaluating a list of secondary sources on your chosen literacy research question, which you will find using CSCC library research databases. Four to five secondary source periodicals found using the CSCC library research databases are required for this writing project. You may also use up to two primary sources such as personal interviews, observations, surveys, etc. but this is not required. For your final draft to be graded, copies of the secondary sources you use must be submitted. As you engage in the writing process during this assignment, you will make choices not only about what literacy research question to study and sources to use, but also how best to achieve your purpose and rhetorical effect. You will consider and choose a specific genre and rhetorical situation for your literacy research project, which will guide you in making decisions as a writer to compose your writing project. For example, if your research question is to find out the literacy demands of your chosen major or profession, then you may wish to compose this project to inform other students or your co-workers, so you would choose a genre they would read such as a newsletter or web site. If you would like to write to professors in those majors or professional fields—reporting how they can help prepare students for those literacy demands—then you would choose an academic research report genre. Also, if your major uses APA format (e.g. nursing, business, education, social and behavioral sciences, etc.), then you may wish to choose APA format for your project, regardless of the specific genre you choose. Here are some literacy topic ideas. . . You may be inspired to ask a literacy research question based on something you have read or written about so far in the course. You may also be curious about kinds of literacy applications in the “real world” in specific professions or community or workplace settings. Some students have studied particular “sites” (in person or virtually) as discourse communities, examining what it means to be literate and participate in such sites as academic fields of study, professions, workplaces, community groups, etc. Other students have asked research questions about various kinds of literacy other than reading and writing to include the following: health literacy, financial literacy, emotional literacy, ecological literacy (the environment), agricultural/food literacy (sourcing of food), quantitative literacy (math), computer literacy, etc. In each of these kinds of literacy—and many others you may think of—you could ask a research question about how to “read” (analyze, understand, know) something when it comes to that type of literacy, for example. Not sure your research question idea is a literacy research question? Run it by me via email! Process Reading assignments, video lessons, and informal writing assignments will support your working through the following stages of this assignment: *Find and read secondary sources using CSCC library research databases (I recommend finding periodicals—articles—using Academic Search Complete) *Complete prewriting and planning activities to include an annotated bibliography, synthesis matrix, and proposal, adjusting the project scope and finding/evaluating other secondary sources as needed *Draft your literacy research project *Provide and receive feedback on drafts *Conduct a self-response to your draft and make plans for revising *Revise, edit, and format your research project *Reflect on and assess your process and finished product Evaluation—What Makes It Good Your writing project will be evaluated using the English 1100 grading rubric available on Blackboard using the following criteria: *Genre and rhetorical knowledge: Effective for the chosen genre and meets the needs of the chosen rhetorical situation (as explained in the process reflection letter), following MLA or APA format for page setup. *Focus and development: (1) Presents a tightly focused topic—includes the thesis (statement of the topic + point of significance). (2) Shows patterns in and relationships among the information by synthesizing ideas. (3) Uses various writing and development strategies to support points for the thesis and “teach” information to readers. *Organization: Structured—the specific structure may depend on the chosen genre, but in general includes an introduction, body, and a conclusion, with the sections, paragraphs, and sentences in the draft unified and coherent; may use headings following MLA or APA format. *Conventions: Demonstrates effective use of sentence structure, mechanics, spelling, etc. *Source use: (1) For support, uses accurate, well-researched information from credible and relevant periodical secondary sources found using CSCC library research databases. At least four, but no more than five, secondary source periodicals must be used (no more and no fewer); up to two primary sources may be added to the 4-5 secondaries (primary sources such as personal interviews, observations, or surveys are optional and not required). Web sites (.com, .org, .edu, etc.) or encyclopedia entries, are not acceptable secondary sources for this assignment; only periodicals are acceptable secondary sources for this assignment. (2) Uses MLA or APA format, depending on your chosen rhetorical situation. Cites each source used both in the text (with signal phrases and/or in-text citations) and in a bibliography (works cited or references page—the bibliography page does not need to include annotations). (3) Provides clear definitions for key terms using your sources rather than a dictionary. For your final draft to be graded, copies of the secondary sources you used must be submitted. Syllabus Reminders Be sure to reread the student work policy in the syllabus. Remember that partial credit will not be earned for incomplete submissions that do not meet basic assignment requirements from the prompt; this means a zero will be earned for submissions that do not meet the minimum word requirement, are not on topic, do not use sources (if required), etc. Double-check the following to be sure you don’t receive a zero on your final draft submission for this literacy research project assignment: ✓ Be sure your submission is at least 1,500 words long (the text of the assignment itself) ✓ Be sure your research project is on the right topic—that it is a literacy topic or issue ✓ Be sure your research project uses four to five secondary sources (no more and no fewer) —periodicals found using CSCC library research databases (no web sites—no .com, .edu., or .org, etc.) ✓ Be sure your submission includes a works cited (MLA) or references (APA) page ✓ Remember, for your final draft to be graded, copies of the secondary sources (periodicals) you used must be submitted