Now that you've completed your research, you will create the first firm statement of your opinion. This is still not yet written in stone -- it could change based on what your partners say. Ultimately, your group will share one thesis.
Essentially, you are completing this sentence:
"Ebbets Chavez & Kofax ___________________ represent Lt. Amy Connolly before the U.S. Supreme Court because _________________, _____________________ and ____________________."You may change the wording/format of this statement as long as it includes the basic information given.
We'll use this rubric to grade your theses.
Part 3: Working on the Final Product
You must persuade the government to agree with your argument. In order to do so, you will create a position paper which adheres to the following criteria:
- Save your work to the Y:\Ramin Law and Government
- Name the file "Your Last Names - Connolly Recommendation"
- Include the each group member's name, as well as the complete PSM heading, at the start of your document
- Title your paper
- At least 5 paragraphs in length (Intro, 3 Body, Conclusion)
- Includes a thesis statement modeled after the one above
- Persuasively argues your position, following the requirements illustrated in Brandi Bickering's memo. You can find additional guidelines for your work here.
- Includes a 5-source Work Cited page (graded based on this rubric), following MLA format (you should have most of your citations already!)
Your rough draft is due e-mailed to me at the end of tomorrow's class period (5/1/12). It is a project grade, and will be based on this rubric (the same one that will be used for your final product -- Due Friday, 5/4/12).
Each person will also receive an individual project grade for his/her specific body paragraph based on this rubric.
Who does what?
- Each person should research and write one body paragraph
- The group should work together to draft the introduction paragraph today and the conclusion paragraph tomorrow
- The group is responsible for proper transitions, etc.
- The group should work together to compile the Works Cited page
- Finalize rough draft, including conclusion paragraph
- Analyze presentation requirements for Friday's class