Each of the 4 parts below is worth a total of 25 points. (Be sure to read the note at the bottom of this page regarding an upcoming open-book exam.) DIRECTIONS: Please write a double-spaced, summary paragraph for each of the THREE parts below concerning a potential topic or related topics of your choice for the upcoming 10-page research paper. DO NOT WRITE IN THE FIRST PERSON OR INCLUDE YOUR OPINION(S). You are required to write a total of THREE paragraphs. SUBMIT THE THREE DOUBLE-SPACED PARAGRAPHS BELOW & YOUR PROPOSED THESIS QUESTION/ANSWER IN ONE FILE. Part 4 provides directions for composing a Thesis Question & Thesis Answer. Place your name and date, etc., at the top left of your document: Richard Wright English 102 July 12, 2020 Three Research Idea Paragraph Summaries/Thesis Question-Answer (Use Times New Roman, 12 pt. size type) PART 1 (Worth 25 Pts.): SUMMARIZE CURRENT EVENTS ARTICLES Please access the following wire service or news Websites and choose an article to summarize IN A SINGLE DOUBLE-SPACED PARAGRAPH that you might want to pursue as a primary focus for your upcoming 10-page research paper such as the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Associated Press Reuters News Service The Root Discover The Columbia Journalism Review Write a well-developed, double-spaced summary paragraph of AT LEAST 15 SENTENCES about your preferred article or topic. You can also choose to summarize a particular event or several common events such as the upcoming presidential election or the conovarius virus threat and/or backlash against the Chinese, etc., in the one-paragraph summary. Place a short title above your entry. Feel free to utilize the Google-Scholar search engine to find additional information about your chosen topic(s). Access: https://scholar.google.com/ You may also utilize www.google.com, as long as your sources are scholarly. For guidance, please see: https://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/howdoi/scholarly/ LIST YOUR SOURCE OR SOURCES BENEATH THE PARAGRAPH ENTRY, INCLUDING THE AUTHOR’S NAME, TITLE OR HEADLINE AND ROOT OF THE WEBSITE ADDRESS OR URL, IF AVAILABLE. SOURCES: Richard Henderson, “Commanders of United States Colored Troops,” www.CivilWarTimes.com Ernest Hemingway, Searching for My Brother, www.HarperBooks.com Note that book titles are italicized while Web articles (and journal articles) are placed in “quotes.” PART 2 (Worth 25 Pts.): SUMMARIZE RANGE OF TOPICS In the links below, please choose ONE article or topic that fascinates you to summarize in one-paragraph, double-spaced of AT LEAST 15 sentences. Place a short title above your paragraph entry. SCHOLARS OF ANCIENT AFRICA: CHEIKH DIOP: THE FATHER OF ANCIENT AFRICAN STUDIES MOLEFI KETE ASANTE: WHAT IS AFROCENTRICITY? SLAVERY IN AMERICA: MULTIPLE SLAVE NARRATIVES DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN SOUTH – SOLOMON NORTHUP A THRILLING STORY A NARRATIVE THAT ECHOES THROUGHOUT HISTORY
Please also examine the Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times’ 1619 Project at: AFRICAN AMERICANS’ GREAT SACRIFICES MULTICULTURAL & GENDER AFFAIRS: Joan of Arc: PEASANT GIRL’S INCREDIBLE BRAVERY & PERSECUTION Hugo Chavez: A GREAT LEADER BEFORE HIS TIME? Latino Writers: EXCEPTIONAL INFLUENCE Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: STUDYING A VERY WISE ASIAN PHILOSOPHER & RELIGIOUS ICON 6. Irish Potato Famine: AN EPIC EVENT WITH LASTING IMPACTS 7. The Holocaust: NEVER FORGET 8. Scottish Warrior & Hero: THE REAL WILLIAM WALLACE 9. POWERFUL WOMEN RIGHTS LEADERS IN HISTORY 10. HISTORY OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER MOVEMENTS PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIRS: a. Presidency of Donald J. Trump via The New York Times: INVESTIGATING THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY b. Former President Barack Obama’s Slave Ancestry: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF JOHN PUNCH c. Pres. Obama’s Family History Included Kenyan Warriors: MIGHTY FIGHTERS d. Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Slave Ancestry in South Carolina: ‘BECOMING’ GREAT e. The President’s House: PRES. WASHINGTON’S PHILLY-BASED SLAVES f. The 10 Worst U.S. Presidents g. The Best U.S. Presidents HISTORICAL SEA ADVENTURES AND EXPLORERS a. Killer Whale: Tragedy of the Essex and Moby Dick: THE REAL STORY BEHIND MOBY DICK b. The Perfect Storm: HORROR AND TRAGEDY AT SEA c. Coast Guard Captain Michael A. Healy: THE BLACK EMPORER OF THE NORTH POLE Rap, Hip-Hop & Popular Culture: a. World Wide Influence of Rap, Hip-Hop: WORLDWIDE SPREAD OF RAP & HIP-HOP b. Vibe Magazine: MAGAZINE’S FOCUS ON TREND-SETTING MUSICIANS & RAPPERS c. THE ROOT (Cosby, Selma and more): THE LATEST NEWS IMPACTING BLACK PEOPLE Future Technology, Terrorism and Population Trends (Latinos, Africans and Asians): a. Technology: FUTURE TECHNOLOGY b. Cars: INNOVATING CAR TECHNOLOGIES c. Future Years and Centuries: WHAT’S COMING IN THE FUTURE? d. Population Trends: STUDYING POPULATION GROWTH & CHARACTERISTICS e. Latino Growth Explodes in America, Whites Diminish: LATINO CULTURE WILL DOMINATE and HISPANIC INFLUENCE ON AMERICA f. Asians Great Influence, Contributions: ASIANS’ GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS & INFLUENCE g. Phenomenal Population Growth in Africa: AMAZING AFRICAN INFLUENCE AND GROWTH h. Notable Scientists – SCIENTIFIC MILESTONES i. Terrorism and the Future: TERRORISM & ITS IMPACT Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Graduates – From Pres. Donald Trump to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan: WHARTON PROFILES Wharton profiles written by Professor Scott include: Pioneering Lawyer, Judge and Civil Rights Leader Raymond Pace Alexander, pg 3 Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, pg 10 President F.D. Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins, pg 50 Sun Oil Chairman Robert G. Dunlop, pg. 17 Daimler-Chrysler’s W. Frank Fountain, pg. 20 Retailer Bernard F. Gimbel, pg. 21 Father of Insurance Education Solomon S. Huebner, pg. 25 Radio One’s Number One Alfred C. Liggins, pg. 37 Director of Wharton Human Resource Center Howard E. Mitchell, pg. 43 Tenure System Creator Scott Nearing, pg. 46 LIST YOUR SOURCE OR SOURCES BENEATH THE PARAGRAPH ENTRY, INCLUDING THE AUTHOR’S NAME, TITLE OR HEADLINE AND ROOT OF THE WEBSITE ADDRESS OR URL, IF AVAILABLE. SOURCES: Richard Henderson, “Commanders of United States Colored Troops,” www.CivilWarTimes.com Ernest Hemingway, Searching for My Brother, www.HarperBooks.com Note that book titles are italicized while Web articles (and journal articles) are placed in “quotes.” PART 3 (Worth 25 Pts.): SUMMARIZE ANY WEB-BASED TOPIC Finally, please utilize a search engine to find information about ANY topic or several related topics that you might want to pursue for the 10-page research paper and summarize the data in one paragraph about 15 sentences. Place a short title above your paragraph entry. Although https://scholar.google.com/ is the preferred search vehicle, you may use www.google.com too, as long as your sources are scholarly. – DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA. – For guidance, please see: EVALUATING SCHOLARLY SOURCES Biographical Papers: Keep in mind that you can also focus on the life of a specific individual, such as the great American poet, Walt Whitman. Please see the following short biographical VIDEO at: ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST WRITERS An example of a scholarly article about Whitman can be found at: SCHOLARLY ARTICLE ABOUT WHITMAN Feel free to utilize the Google-Scholar search engine to find additional information about your chosen topic(s). Access: https://scholar.google.com/ You may also utilize www.google.com, as long as your sources are scholarly. For guidance, please see: EVALUATING SCHOLARLY SOURCES – Please provide a short title above your paragraph entry. LIST YOUR SOURCE OR SOURCES BENEATH THE PARAGRAPH ENTRY, INCLUDING THE AUTHOR’S NAME, TITLE OR HEADLINE AND ROOT OF THE WEBSITE ADDRESS OR URL, IF AVAILABLE. SOURCES: Richard Henderson, “Commanders of United States Colored Troops,” www.CivilWarTimes.com Ernest Hemingway, Searching for My Brother, www.HarperBooks.com Note that book titles are italicized while Web articles (and journal articles) are placed in “quotes.” ——————————————————————– PART 4: COMPOSING YOUR THESIS QUESTION & ANSWER (Worth 25 pts.) – Please provide your proposed Thesis Question & Thesis Answer as indicated below about ANY topic that fascinates you and that you would want to write about in a 10-page research paper. For ideas about thesis questions and topics, PLEASE SEE: –EXAMPLES OF IDEAS AGAIN, BE SURE TO SAVE LINKS OR PRINT OUT ANY USEFUL ARTICLES FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. MAJOR POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM STUDENTS WHO WRITE MULTIPLE SENTENCES FOR THESIS ANSWERS. THE THESIS ANSWER MUST CONSIST OF ONE SENTENCE WITH SEVERAL POINTS AS INDICATED BELOW.
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