Draft of Introduction and Literature Review

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.

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