The American Fitness System discussion



Exit Task: The American Fitness System

Research Paper 2019

Format/Page Requirement:1” margins, proper MLA heading; Times New Roman 12 point font; double spaced; approximately 6-10 pages. Follow MLA guidelines for any and all citations.
Exit Task Process Overview:

Source Details:
Your task is to write a research paper in which you do the following:1. Review the many claims that we identified in our various class sources to help you narrow down your topic focus.2. Choose a topic of interest within the general topic of “Fitness in America”.3. List your topic and list key words to begin your research by February 20tht These will be words you will use in a database search engine for sources. This list will be used for a February 26th in-service.5. Participate in a research work day to collect additional background research for greater depth of knowledge on your topic.6. Create a research question, which will help you focus your research by providing a path through the research and writing process. The purpose is to avoid the “all-about” paper and work toward supporting a specific, arguable thesis. You will have to submit your question via a Google Doc to Google Classroom by February 21st at 11PM.7. Identify the evidence from class sources and your own credible researched sources to find answers to your research question.8. After researching your question, evaluate your findings and develop a working argument/thesis and working claims. Submit via Google Classroom by February 26th at 11PM.9. Continue the research process to fill any weak spots in evidence for thesis/argument support. Keep in mind you should continue to evaluate your argument/thesis throughout the research process and manipulate if necessary.10. Attend a “Research Writing Workshop” in-service and review by Miss Egipto on _____________. The purpose of this in-service is to go over writing structure and a review of MLA format.11. Write a working outline to organize content.12. Write your essay using the various strategies we have practiced in class. Proof and revise multiple times. Keep in mind you must use attributive tags, in-text citations, have a “Works Cited” and submit to You must utilize at least TWO class sources and at least FOUR of your own researched sources in your paper. Keep in mind the quality of your sources will part of the evaluation process.Sources should meet the following criteria:a. The author’s credentials indicate that he/she is an expert on this topic. The author gives contact information or professional affiliation.b. Published by: the government, scholarly journal or in a reference or academic book.c. The c. Work is original research/information by a reputable source. There is a “Works Cited” list and/or a Bibliography.d. The d. Purpose of the source is to promote scholarly research.e. The e. Date of the source should indicate relevant and current information.f. The f. Depth of coverage meets the needs of your purpose and written at a college or professional level.
EssayRequirements:You will be evaluated on the following skills:Thesis statement (identifies ARGUMENT)Topic sentences (identify CLAIMS)Evidence & Sources: Use specific and concrete examples that ILLUSTRATE and support your point.Evaluation: Writer EXPLAINS how or why the illustrations support the argument or sub-claim (aka strong analysis/commentary)Use of Academic Templates, Transitions and MetacommentaryUse of appropriate academic toneSentence structure/grammar.In-text/parenthetical citationsCounterarguments and RebuttalsMLA format/Works Cited:MLA Guidelines go…
You Must Demonstrate:Mastery of summary, paraphrase and/or direct quotations.Mastery in citing evidence according to MLA guidelines.Mastery in addressing counter-arguments and refutation, using sources to validate your claims.Mastery in using academic templates, transitions and metacommentary effectively.Mastery in evaluation of the quality and persuasiveness of the claims and evidence provided in various sources.Mastery in providing credible and valuable data from scholarly sources.Mastery in structure and organizational writing skills.