The Role of Religions – Appiah’s Analysis (Part 2)

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The paper is about The Role of Religions based on Appiah’s Analysis.

RESEARCH PAPER 2- APPIAH ANALYSIS  Guidelines:

 Format: MLA Format Required
 Length: 1500-2000 Words, Not Including Your Works Cited Page
 Double –Spaced, 12-Pt Font, Arial Or Times New Roman Font
 Sources: Class Readings And Powerpoint Lectures
The student must analyze and discuss the article “The Case for Contamination” by Kwame Anthony Appiah (posted under Course Content). You should follow these two steps:

PART 1 – Discussion Board Portion (20 points)
Read the article “The Case for Contamination” by Kwame Anthony Appiah and post your initial response to the following questions to the Discussion Board: “What roles do religions play in Appiah’s analysis? How is your approach similar to or different from his?” Once you have posted your answer, respond to at least three of your fellow students’ posts and explain how you agree/disagree with them. (a total of 4 posts: 1 original thread + 3 comments)
Each response should be at least 100 words and should demonstrate knowledge of the article as well as class readings and PowerPoints.

PART 2  (80 points)
After reading your classmates’ responses and considering your initial response, write a more detailed answer to the question. At least 1500-2000 words and your argument should be supported with information from the class readings and PowerPoints.

In every Gordon Rule course at FIU, students must demonstrate “college-level writing skills.” College-level writing must exhibit the following characteristics:
 It has clear purpose and thesis or controlling ideas.
 The thesis is supported with adequate reasons and evidence.
 It shows sustained analysis and critical thought.
 It is organized clearly and logically.
 It shows knowledge of conventions of standard written English.
 It shows awareness of disciplinary conventions in regard to content, style, form, and delivery methods.
 Moreover, sources must be cited as appropriate.

Thesis Statement: The thesis is the central idea of your paper around which all your evidence and claims are organized. Every single paragraph should be dedicated in a clear way to proving your thesis. The thesis should be stated as quickly and as clearly as possible. In fact, many teachers will expect your thesis statement to appear in the last sentence of first paragraph. A vivid thesis statement will announce the steps of its argument, not just provide a flat statement of the ultimate goal. Think of the thesis as a roadmap that gives directions to your reader rather than as a picture of your final destination. A good thesis should not state something that is obviously true. When your thesis is too easy to prove, become repetitive and you may feel that you do not have enough to write about. A complex thesis, on the other hand, requires you to convince your reader that your argument is logical and will reveal ideas that cannot be easily anticipated. A worthwhile thesis will always outline an argument with which a reader can readily disagree.
These are two links to guide you to write a good thesis statement:
http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

When reading, I will be looking at three different elements: Content, Style, and Research.
You will receive a grade in each of these areas, and these grades will then be averaged together for your final grade. Content refers to the information in your paper.
Is it correct? Is it detailed? Do you demonstrate basic knowledge of the religious tradition? Is this knowledge evident in your description of the service? Style refers to how that information is presented. This includes the way the information is organized and language skills such as spelling, grammar, and proper sentence structure. Research refers to the quality and quantity of your research.

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