final paper

final paper
Order Description
Purpose:

This research and writing project is your culminating work for this course and replaces a final exam so should be considered a comprehensive study of a farm-related topic of your choice. The three genres that you can choose from to structure your writing are

Genre (choice):

Analysis of some significant aspect of the farm that we have studied. Students are required to analyze and explicate a very narrowed view of the topic. Ten to twelve pages, not counting the name block and Works Cited page

Literature review studying the conversation surrounding your chosen topic. This choice requires use of a minimum of ten sources and ten to twelve written pages, not counting the name block and Works Cited page.

Significant fieldwork documenting an aspect of farming. Half primary research (interviews, surveys, and/or observations) and half written explication. Primary research should be documented with fieldnotes, transcriptions, survey results and/or photographs, combined with five to six pages of explication describing how your work connects to literary work we have studied in this course. You can either submit your primary research as a separate file/folder, or as an appendix to your written document. The pages of raw primary research do not count as part of your five to six pages.

This project is not considered complete without a proposal and draft submitted on the dates specified.

Conferences with librarians and the instructor will supply additional help throughout the semester.

Requirements:

Title clearly identifying your narrow view of the topic

Clear thesis and conclusion (not summary)

MLA format.

Minimum of six sources, not including the literature required below

Connection to at least two modes of literature
Submission

Save in Word Doc or Docx format
Upload here on Canvas on the date specified
Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted. I suggest you back up your working files frequently (on the cloud) to avoid problems with computers crashing or files being corrupted.
More detailed areas that you will be graded on are found in the rubric.

Rubric
FRR Rubric
FRR Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Research
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25 pts
Analysis and Explication
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30 pts
Articulation
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25 pts
Writing Mechanics
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5 pts
Sources
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5 pts
Visual Imagery
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5 pts
Thesis Development
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5 pts
Total Points: 100

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