– Introduction (1-2 pgs.): Introduce your question to your reader; put it into context and explain why it’s important; ask the question that the rest of your paper will focus on.
– Article reviews (x3, 1-3 pgs. each): Just like Checkpoint #3–discuss the researchers’ motivations, explain what methods they used in their research, and explain how it turned out.
– Analysis (1-2 pgs.): Here is where you can display your critical thinking by 1) evaluating the research that you’ve just summarized (How strong is their evidence? Especially consider what type of study it was, and how they defined their variables); and by 2) comparing the research (How do the results of the studies fit together? Are there any major differences between the studies? Either way, you should explain).
– Hypothesis (1-2 pgs.): Based on the evidence that you’ve found, what is your unique, original idea about the question you asked at the beginning? This should be a statement that makes a testable prediction. This may be an idea about how some particular phenomenon works, or if there might be situations when a phenomenon does or does not occur, or about how some phenomenon could be applied usefully in the world. Underline your specific hypothesis. The rest of this section should be devoted to providing support for your hypothesis. (Note that in this section and your Analysis, you should be re-citing your articles!)
– References (1 pg.): Your three scholarly, empirical articles, plus any other references you used; check out some of the samples and the OWL website to see how it should look.
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