In pairs, you will develop an AP style question that follows the same format as Q1 on a topic that meets teacher approval.
Clearly identify the topic and write an understandable and accessible claim for a student writer. The claim must be argumentative in nature. The prompt must include all four parts: directions, introduction, assignment, and a list of sources.
|Sources (10 points)||Citation/Grammar (10 points)||Question (10 points)|
Interesting & unique for the assignment
Presents a variety of perspectives
Accessible, yet challenging
Evidence is compelling, surprising, and relevant
Variety in the types of sources
Credibility is appropriate
Includes 6 sources, with required variety
Source citations in MLA format
Includes relevant and effective introductory information when necessary
Correct usage of rules of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and paragraphing
Entire packet exhibits consistent and appropriate formatting
The introduction is effective and interesting
The assignment is easy to understand and accessible for a student writer
The assignment is argumentative in nature and allows for multiple positions
The cover page contains all four parts – Introduction, Assignment, Directions, Listing of Sources (and sources are named accurately)
In order to get a successful search going, you are going to want to make a list of related words after you narrow down your topic to a Q1. If you are compiling supporting evidence about Outcasts United, you want to make sure that the words that you use in your question contain the best words to search with. Say, for example, your question is about the transformation of Clarkston, you will want to think of the wording of that question as a guide. What words can the reader take from it and search with? Clarkston, transformation. The more keywords you can give, the more success your reader will have in their research. Word choice matters.
Wikipedia isn't a reliable source, but it can be a good place to get hints on keywords to use. If your initial search isn't turning up, make sure to try synonyms before giving up.
1 excerpt from Outcasts United
2 contemporary sources (1 local and 1 global)
1 historical source
1 visual source (graph, map, etc)
1 visual source (cartoon, photo, advertisement, artwork, etc)
6 sources total
Do not present only one side of an argument
Do look for suitable and intelligent sources
Do not overreach your bounds
Do work together equally
Your citations must be in MLA format.
Remember to use the tools that these sites both give you- save the sources so that the programs can format and alphabetize it for you. Make sure that you look over any autofilled-in information.