Prewriting and Annotated Bibliography Directions

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Prewriting and Annotated Bibliography Directions

and planning are essential to writing an effective essay, so for this
week’s assignment, you will complete the prewriting and planning steps
of the process for developing the Research Essay. Additionally, you will
also include an annotated bibliography, which includes a full APA Style
reference followed by a brief summary of the source, and a description
of how that source may be used in your essay. To complete the prewriting
assignment, you will submit one document (or perhaps multiple
documents) that include ALL of the following:

  • A prewriting/”discovering” exercise to generate lots of ideas, like freewriting, brainstorming, or concept mapping. (3 points)
  • A working thesis statement (directly addresses the prompt; most effective as the last sentence of the introduction. (2 points)
  • An outline of your essay. (5 points)
  • An
    annotated bibliography with 6 sources. Make sure to review this
    document for information about how the annotated bibliography should be
    constructed. (10 points)

Select one of these topics for your Research Essay:

  • Research
    the different medical professions (nursing, MD, DO, DDS, OD, etc.) and
    investigate a method that is being used to integrate them, such as
    electronic healthcare records or a specific reason why they need to be
    integrated. Do not try to tell the reader if the integration effort is
    good or bad; just present research about this new direction of
  • Research a drug that is either in common
    use or is new to healthcare. Do not try to tell the reader if the drug
    is good or bad; just present what’s known about the drug, including its
    history, uses and precautions, and what information is out there about
  • Your own research topic. You must discuss this with the professor and have the topic approved before moving forward.

Whichever topic you choose, your essay must include the following:

  • At least one direct quotation from each source named on your references page
  • At least one paraphrase from each source named on your references page
  • At least 4 unique sources total, cited and referenced properly on a references page
  • A clear thesis statement in the introductory paragraph
  • Excellent organization of your ideas
  • A word count of 1000 words, at minimum


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