At what stage are you now in your production of your Fact Sheet? Have you created an outline? Written a draft? Revised your draft? Corrected the APA citations and references?
At what stage are you now in your production of your Fact Sheet?
Please answer the following question, writing in complete and grammatically correct sentences (2-4 sentences, minimum.). Number your answers.
1. At what stage are you now in your production of your Fact Sheet? Have you created an outline? Written a draft? Revised your draft? Corrected the APA citations and references? Further, describe what you’ve done and where you find yourself now in the researching and writing process.
2. What remaining steps do you need to take in order to fully complete and submit the final Fact Sheet? Try to break the remaining work you need to do down into steps and describe them in detail.
3. What questions have come up for you about your outline, draft, or researching and writing process? Finally, do you have any unresolved questions about the fact sheet assignment or any aspect of the final steps in this project?
Using Primary and Secondary Research
As you write your draft, be mindful of how you are using primary and secondary source material to support your points. Recall that primary sources present firsthand information. Secondary sources are one step removed from primary sources. Further, they present a writer’s analysis or interpretation of primary source materials. Additionally, how you balance primary and secondary source material in your paper will depend on the topic and assignment.
Using Primary Sources Effectively
Some types of research papers must use primary sources extensively to achieve their purpose. Any paper that analyzes a primary text or presents the writer’s own experimental research falls in this category.
Here are a few examples:
Firstly, a paper for a literature course analyzing several poems by Emily Dickinson
Secondly, a paper for a political science course comparing televised speeches delivered by two candidates for prime minister
Thirdly, a paper for a communications course discussing gender bias in television commercials
Further, a paper for a business administration course that discusses the results of a survey the writer conducted with local businesses to gather information about their work from home and flextime policies