Prepare an academic research essay on a topic from the list at the end of these assignment instructions.Â These are broad topics; your essay must focus on aÂ specific aspectÂ of the topic you have chosen, and your introduction should present a clear thesis statement, which the rest of the essay will develop and support.
This assignment will require you to useÂ a minimum of three research sources to a maximum of six sources total.Â You may use â€œhardâ€ sources like books and journals that you actually hold in your hands (yes, those still do exist out there), and/or you may access scholarly material such as academic journals, e-book versions of academic books, etc. through Queenâ€™s databases, Summon, etc. For an academic essay, scholarly sources are preferable; there may (depending on your topic) be a need for you to use a more â€œpopularâ€ source such as a newspaper, but sources with greater academic credibility are stronger. Your research should draw on a combination of both primary and secondary sources.
Choose one of the general topics listed below. You will then need toÂ narrow your topicÂ into one that is manageable and that will allow you to generate a specific, focused thesis. Focus on an aspect of the topic that you find particularly interesting or significant, and conduct appropriate research. Then write your essay according to the guidelines provided above, keeping in mind that what your tutor will be looking for is an informative, well-argued essay that presents and interprets relevant research material in an interesting, persuasive way.
Please choose from the following topics:
- Alternative sources of energy in Canada
- Communication in social networks
- Medical intervention to prolong life
- Poverty in Canada
- The value of a university education
suggested length: 1500 - 2000 words
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||12/04/2015 10:00 am