Draft of Introduction and Literature Review
Follow the directions below for the completion of the introduction and literature review draft assignment.
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to begin drafting your academic argumentative research paper.
Description: In this assignment, you will first write your literature review; then, you will write your introduction. The following details are requirements of the assignment:
· Introduction (9-12 well-developed sentences/approximately 350 words): For more details about what is expected for each of the following sentences, please see “Lesson 4: The Introduction.” You may also want to review the “Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments).” The following components must be included in the introduction (in the following order).
. Sentence 1: Introduce the general topic
. Sentence 2: Pro side (general)
. Sentence 3: Con side (general)
. Sentence 4: Narrow the scope (1)
. Sentence 5: Examples of the narrowed topic
. Sentence 6: Narrow the scope (2)
. Sentence 7: Specific controversy
. Sentence 8: Pro side (specific)
. Sentence 9: Con side (specific)
. Sentence 10: The thesis
· Literature Review (800-900 words): For details about the structure of the literature review.
. Literature review preface: This paragraph acts as a guide to what the reader can expect in the literature review.
. Literature review body: This section includes three to four body paragraphs that discuss the history, terminology, and both sides of the controversy (pro and con).
. Literature review conclusion: The conclusion signals that the literature review is ending, but it also acts as a kind of preface for the body of the paper by restating the thesis statement and establishing your argument once again.
· Demonstrate how to summarize and paraphrase source materials.
· Demonstrate the avoidance of plagiarism through proper use of APA citations and references for all paraphrased and quoted material.
Note: The conclusion is not presented in this example; however, the literature review conclusion is a requirement of the assignment.