English 101 Project 2 Research secondary sources

English 101 Project 2 Research secondary sources

Type of service:  Academic Writing

Work type:          Research paper

Format:      APA

Pages:        3 pages ( 825 words, Double spaced

Academic level:  Undergrad. (yrs 3-4)

Discipline:  English 101

Title: Writer’s choice

Number of sources:     0

Paper instructions:     

Module 7: Assignment – Project 2 Research

Overview and Purpose

In this research assignment, you will build on your argument plan to identify new secondary sources to support your argument. Primary research is optional in Project 2. This assignment will help you gain experience being open to diverse perspectives and ideas, understand the difference between primary and secondary sources and how to evaluate each, and learn to negotiate and integrate different ideas.

Prior to beginning, be sure to review the Project 2 assignment description, all of the learning materials for this assignment, as well as your previous feedback.


Complete the requirements in each step in a Word document.

Step 1: Secondary Research Exploration

Consider your research needs for the various sections of your argument. You will need to find sources to support and/or explain the different parts of your proposal:

your proposed solution and justification

alternative solutions (previously suggested or tried) and their drawbacks

possible counterarguments/objections and your rebuttal

Conduct some initial secondary research through ASU Library or reliable web sources, looking for new, relevant secondary sources. You might explore:

Scholarly studies and peer-reviewed journal articles

Local news sources that pertain to your local, professional, or academic community

Official documents (e.g., government document from a city, county, state or federal; financial document from a corporation; corporate memo or university press release)

Find at least five new (not previously used in Project 1), relevant, and credible sources from the ASU Library or the web.

Step 2: Secondary Research Annotation

For each secondary source you identified in Step 2:

Cite the source using APA formatting.

Directly under the source, write a paragraph that:

Summarizes the main points of the source.

Evaluates the credibility of the source.

Explains the relevance and applicability of the source for your project. Why is the source important to use? How is it relevant to your argument? How might you use it in your project? In which specific section of your argument might you use it for support?

Step 3: Primary Research (Optional)

First, decide how you are going to approach the primary research required for Project 2.

Indicate who the decision-maker or decision-making body in the community is to implement your proposed solution.

Indicate whether you will interview or survey them.

Draft at least 5 questions you will ask stakeholders, indicating whether they will be for an interview or a survey, in order to develop a more thorough view of the solution.


5 secondary references in APA format with paragraph-long annotations

5 questions for the decision-maker(s) for either an interview or survey (optional)

Either PDF or Microsoft Word-compatible format

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