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COM 172  ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1
 
COM 172 Week 1 Individual Assignment Research Plan
Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: Final Assignment Overview and Timeline & Research Plan
 
Select a general topic from the following list for your research paper, due in Week Five. Your topic must be approved by your instructor.
 
Animals
Cancer
Colonization
Consumerism
Culture
Drugs
Environment
Education
Generation X
Hate crimes
Healthy eating
Literacy
Media
Music censorship
Recycling
Technology
Television and children
Vegetarianism
War
Another choice approved by your instructor
 
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Research Plan.
 
Write a 250- to 300-word paragraph summarizing your research plan. Include the following:
 
The topic you have chosen for your final project
What you hope to learn from your research
What aspect of your topic you plan to focus on in your research and writing
The purpose of research writing and the process you will follow
 
Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:
 
"Acquiring Information: The Research Proces
 
WEEK 2
 
 
COM 172 Week 2 Individual Assignment APA Template
 
Review the Center for Writing Excellence guidelines for APA style.
 
Create an academic paper template consistent with APA style guidelines. You can use this template to format your papers for this and future classes.
 
Include the appropriate formatting for the following:
 
Font
Page headers
Title page
Margins
Headings
Spacing
Abbreviations
Lists and seriation
Citations
References
Figures and table
 
Write an introduction to your template that summarizes the value of using a style guide
 
 
WEEK 3
 
COM 172 Week 3 Individual Assignment Thesis Statement and Outline
 
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Outline
 
Develop a thesis statement for your research essay using the following equation:
 
limited topic + controlling idea, point, attitude, or slant = thesis
 
Write your completed equation and thesis statement at the top of your submitted University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Outline for your instructor's approval and feedback.
 
Create an outline using University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Outline or an outline format of your own creation. In the outline for the body of your paper, remember to include the details and sources that will support your thesis. As you develop your outline, try to avoid bias in order to strengthen your argument.
 
Explain in a brief paragraph of at least 150 words why you decided to sequence your outline as you did.
 
Post your completed University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Outline as an attachment.
 
Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:
 
"Thesis"
"The Writing Process - Placing Words on Paper"
"Developing the Topic"
 
 
 
WEEK 4
 
 
 
COM 172 Week 4 Individual Assignment Rough Draft
 
Resources: University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Outline and the Center for Writing Excellence
 
Review the APA guidelines at the Center for Writing Excellence.
 
Write a draft of at least 900 words that includes your introduction, body, and conclusion. (Note. Your final essay, due in Week Five, will be 1,450 to 1,700 words.)
 
Develop an introductory paragraph, which includes your thesis statement.
Develop topic sentences and appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for the body of your essay. Use your topic outline in University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Outline from Week Three as a guide.
Develop a concluding paragraph to sum up the main ideas of your entire paper. Avoid adding any new information into the concluding paragraph.
Include appropriate transitions within and between paragraphs.
 
Format your rough draft consistent with APA guidelines.
 
Submit a copy of your rough draft to WritePoint® and to the Plagiarism Checker in the Center for Writing Excellence for review.
 
Post your rough draft as well as results from WritePoint® and the Plagiarism Checker as a single attachment for instructor feedback.
 
Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:
 
"Writing the Essay"
 
WEEK 5
 
 
 
COM 172 Week 5 Individual Assignment Research Paper
 
Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: Final Project Overview and Timeline & Proofreading Checklist
 
Proofread your final draft usingthe checklist in the University of Phoenix Material: Proofreading Checklist. If you cannot answer yesto an item in the checklist, revise your paper accordingly.
 
Construct a research paper of 1,450 to 1,700 words that includes the following elements:
 
Title page
Introduction and a thesis statement
Body with supporting evidence and in-text citations
Conclusion
Reference list of three to five sources, at least two of which must come from the University Library
 
Review the University of Phoenix Material: Final Project Overview and Timeline to ensure you have completed every step required for the final project.
 
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 
Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:
 
"Using Effective Transitions"
"Using an Essay Checklist"
"Using Peer Review"
"Applying Critical Thinking Principles to your Writing"

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