2 different assignments, separated by headings. PLEASE USE THE ATTACHED FEEDBACK TO CORRESPONDNG ASSIGNMENT.
Week 4: Analyzing the Evidence
During your research, you read that the rate of cancer deaths in the state of Maine is 177.5 per 100,000 people (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). You extract that information to use in your paper. You wonder: Is that a high number or a low number? Without the context of how that rate compares to other states and to the country as a whole, and without analysis explaining the relevance to your argument, the statistic is worthless.
Evidence does not mean much on its own without analysis. Analysis establishes the perspective from which readers view and understand the evidence—and it is an important part of crafting an argument. Through analysis, you can connect the dots or, in other words, show the reader your reasoning.
This week, you add analysis to clarify and give meaning to the evidence you paraphrased last week. You also track your progress through application and recording of feedback.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). U.S. cancer statistics data visualizations tool, based on November 2017 submission data (1999–2015). Retrieved from https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html
By the end of this week, you should be able to:
- Analyze evidence in support of an argument
- Reflect on the process of analyzing evidence
- Draft original writing
- Report on writing feedback
1- Assignment 1: Writing Workshop
Writing Workshop Assignments provide an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing.
To prepare for this Assignment:
- Access your Feedback Journal and consider how you will apply any writing feedback you have received thus far.
You have four options for completing this Assignment:
- Select an upcoming Assignment or Discussion from the program course you are taking alongside this writing course (such as Foundations). Write a first draft of at least 1 page of the Assignment or Discussion.
- Select a previously submitted Assignment or Discussion from the program course you are taking alongside this writing course (such as Foundations). Choose a 1-page excerpt from the Assignment or Discussion on which you would like feedback.
- Select a previously submitted Assignment or Discussion from a previous course. Choose a 1-page excerpt from the Assignment or Discussion on which you would like feedback.
- Revise the 1-page excerpt you submitted as a previous assignment for this class for further feedback.
- ****Submit 1 double-spaced page (around 250 words) of the writing you are working on. Please paste the Assignment instructions into your draft so that your Instructor understands the purpose of the Assignment. Your Instructor will provide feedback by Day 6. The feedback will focus on the writing aspects only.
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