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In this final project course, students will take a position on a controversial topic, research the topic, and present arguments based on data analysis in the form of a 1,500-2,000 word essay.
Prior to course start date: complete a short pre-writing assignment, which will be emailed to registrants.
Week 1: Draft 2-3 potential topics, responding to 4 questions per topic.
Week 2: Give and receive feedback on topic proposals; finalize topic selection.
Week 3: Data analysis
Week 4: Feedback on data analysis and data visualization
Week 5: Draft the premises (flesh out your arguments)
Week 6: Give and receive feedback, crafting a rough draft
Week 7: Draft the final paper, including the visualization and your conclusion.
Week 8: Provide feedback on others’ work, receive feedback on your work. Also, complete a reflection explaining how you adjusted your work throughout this process, based on feedback you received.
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