Research Essay Complete Draft
Research papers are perhaps the most common writing assignment in college. You will write many of them before you graduate. This assignment, along with the other assignments in this cycle, will give you a chance to develop a personalized process for writing good research papers that should increase your success with research-based writing assignments in other classes throughout your college career.
When people think of catastrophic events, they usually focus on the destruction or loss of life, but these difficult events often bring out the best in human beings and lead to advances in medicine, the economy, social justice, infrastructure, or other areas of society. These positive outcomes do not lessen the tragedy, but they do create a "silver lining." Using the catastrophic event you chose at the beginning of this assignment cycle, write a 5-6 page argumentative Research Paper that shifts the perspective on this event towards the positive effects that it spawned. Limit your discussion of the event itself to one page or less, so the bulk of your essay focuses on the positive outcomes.
Complete your essay, and then proofread carefully.
Submit your essay to this assignment folder. It will automatically be submitted to Turnitin.com. Also submit your assignment to the Peer Review discussion in the next module by copying and pasting it into a discussion post. This will alter some of the formatting, which is fine. Do NOT attach the file because that asks your classmates to download a file to their personal computers.
Criteria for Success
This essay should: