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The primary goal of this paper is for you to demonstrate your ability to develop and defend a position of your own.
With this goal in mind, explain what you believe to be a good and necessary approach, philosophy, and/or practice
toward educating African American students in secondary educational settings. You will need to support your
position with relevant scholarly sources.

To be successful, you will need to do the following:

1. Decide on a specific focus for your paper
a. Consider focusing your paper on one of the major subject areas we have discussed in this course
2. Clearly state your position (thesis statement)
3. Support your position by developing clear and logical claims
a. Include major scholars and relevant scholarly research on this subject
4. Explain and partially refute at least one objection to your position

Please cite at least four (4) scholarly sources throughout your paper
a. All sources must be relevant to your topic

Format Requirements :
Your final essay must be 6 ? 8 pages in length (not including the Works Cited page) and in proper MLA format.

Important Due Dates:
The first draft of your essay (the research topic) is due on Tuesday, April 19. For this draft, introduce your
subject and a working thesis statement. Briefly outline at least four ways that you plan to support your thesis.
Demonstrate some support for each claim. This draft should be at least 1? pages in length. Bring a copy of your
draft to class.

The final draft of your essay is due on Tuesday, May 10. Upload a copy of your final draft to Beachboard prior to
the start of class. AFRS 420 Research Paper Outline Spring 2021

I.Introductory Paragraph
a.*Hook
b.Introduce your topic
c.Brief background/context about your topic
i.Include some of the problems/issues associated with your topic
d.Transition to your thesis
e.Thesis
i.Offer your position here (assertively)
ii.Example: Educators should ? because a, b, and c.
II.Detailed background paragraph
a.Offer more detailed information on your topic
i.Define terms, policies, historically-significant information, facts/statistics about the topic
1.Reference your sources used
III.Offer your first claim
a.This should be your strongest claim in support of your thesis
b.Use scholarly evidence to support your position (e.g., facts, statistics, studies, etc.).
IV.Offer your second claim
a.This should be your second strongest claim in support of your thesis
b.Use scholarly evidence to support your position (e.g., facts, statistics, studies, etc.).
V.Offer your third claim
a.This should be your third strongest claim in support of your thesis
b.Use scholarly evidence to support your position (e.g., facts, statistics, studies, etc.).
VI.Offer your fourth claim
a.This should your fourth claim in support of your thesis
b.Use scholarly evidence to support your position (e.g., facts, statistics, studies, etc.).
VII.Offer your fifth claim *(optional)
a.This should your fifth claim in support of your thesis
b.Use scholarly evidence to support your position (e.g., facts, statistics, studies, etc.).
VIII.Counterargument
a.Explain and partially refute some objections to your position
i.Remember to refute your objection
ii.You may want to use scholarly sources in this section
IX.Conclusion
X.Works Cited page
a.Remember to offer a Works Cited page