12 pt ., double B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e
Part 1. DIRECTIONS:
- Scroll down for the assignment questions. To prepare your paper, think over the following questions with in-depth, well thought out answers. You may write at least one or two well developed sentences for each answer in your writing process.
- Minimum word requirement: 500 words (12 pt., double-spaced) not counting the questions. Your answers should total at least 500 words, not counting your citation and header.
- Begin your response by writing a citation for the source as it would appear in APA format on a Works Cited page.
- In addition to all of the necessary citation information, you must use correct capitalization and punctuation for titles of sources and use the correct line spacing and indentation for the citation.
- Use quotations from the article to support your answers. Be sure that you are using in-text citations for sources you cite.
- Use what you have learned in your other assigned reading to develop your analysis.
Part II. FORMAT OF YOUR PAPER
- Introduce a topic
- Present thesis – argument about the work
- Preview your argument – what are the steps you will take to prove your argument.
- Short summary of the work
- Does not need to be comprehensive – present only what the reader needs to know to understand your argument
III. Your argument
- Your argument will likely involve a number of sub-arguments –mini-statements you prove to prove your larger argument true. For example, if your argument was that the author’s presumption that the world will soon face a “disruption of global supply chains” is flawed because he inadequately specifies his key concept, civilizations, you might prove this by:
- Noting competing definitions of globalization in supply chains.
- Identifying how his/her examples do not support the argument. (For example,) argue that globalization is so broad and state any non-specific that it is not useful for the author’s claims to support your arguments.
- This should be the bulk of the paper – Your professor wants to read your argument about the work, not just a summary.
PART III. GUIDELINES
When you analyze a journal article, a business report, or a news article, think about these questions with in-depth responses of at least one to two sentences to write your paper. You can use quotations from the article to support your answers. Be sure that you are using in-text citations for sources you cite.
- What is the rhetorical context of the article?
To answer this, you will need to do some outside research on the author of the article, the journal, and/or the organization that published the article (optional).
Consider the following points:
- The author’s background (sometimes an “author” will be an organization) and how that background affects your respect for, or trust in, the accuracy of the article.
- How recently the article was published (how does this affect your understanding of the topic?)
- Purpose of the journal or publishing organization
- Other types of writing you would find in the journal, publication, or Website
- Who the intended audience might be (research the publication and speculate on this)
- Whether the article is a scholarly article, one written for a specialized audience, or one published in the popular press?
- What kinds of appeals does the author make?
- Is there a bias in the article? Indicate how you know that there is or is not any bias.
- Respond to the author’s points first by exploring how the ideas, arguments, or findings seem sensible to you.
- Next, take a more critical stance and look for gaps in the argument. Raise questions or discuss any doubts you have about what the source says.
- What evidence from the article seemed most convincing to you and why? Bring in examples from the text to support your points.
- What evidence is least convincing and why? Bring in examples from the text to support your points.
- How does the source change your thinking on the topic?
- What do you understand better now that you have read this source?
- How does the source compare with other things you have read on this topic?
- After reading this article, what other possibilities for research do you think exist regarding this topic?