Ritical Analysis of an Ethnic Group (Puerto Ricans)

Outline is done and I copy pasted it towards the end of this file for your convenience. Please read instructions and use outline provided. Please keep books already in outline but feel free to add any on-line sources or articles that I can search if needed to proof resources. Any questions my number is 561 305-4479 or dianacd17hotmail.com








PACKET OF
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE
CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN ETHNIC GROUP

FALL 2011 & SPRING 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL THEMES AND STEPS IN THE PROCESS

STAGES IN THE PROCESS:
Collecting and Conducting Research
Stage One: Creating Outline and Working Bibliography
Validation of Resources
Stage Two: Moving from Outline to Final Product
Stage Three: Home Stretch a Editing and Strengthening Your Paper
Stage Four: Submission Requirements and Procedures


APPENDIX
Conducting Research
Using APA Format in Academic Writing
Sample Annotated Bibliography

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CRITICAL ANALYSIS: A FOCUSED STUDY OF AN ETHNIC GROUP

STUDENTS WILL RESEARCH AND WRITE A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN ETHNIC GROUP USING ORGANIZATIONAL THEMES

Read all the instructions thoroughly before you begin your outline and again when you begin your paper. Adherence to these directions will make your learning experience & paper better.

OVERVIEW: Students will conduct research, learn and write a scholarly paper on an ethnic group using organizational themes. The term a?cultural relativisma? describes a way of examining and understanding an ethnic/cultural group in its own terms, not through oneas own filter or biases. The Amerindians described it as: a?walking in another personas moccasinsa?. This is the approach you should have when you do your research and present your findings. Critical analysis, using the principals of higher order thinking is required.

*USE THESE ORGANIZATIONAL THEMES (I-V) IN BOTH YOUR OUTLINE AND FINAL PAPER. ROMAN NUMERALS/HEADINGS FOR EACH SECTION ARE TO BE INDICATED IN BOTH THE OUTLINE AND FINAL PAPER.
ORGANIZATIONAL THEMES OF RESEARCH PAPER (STRUCTURE)




I HISTORICAL OPPRESSION, PERSECUTION, DISCRIMINATION AND CHALLENGES THE GROUP EXPERIENCED IN THEIR PAST UP TO AND INCLUDING THE 21ST CENTURY (TODAY) 30 POINTS
II DEEP CULTURAL VALUES AND CONTRIBUTIONS THEY MADE TO SOCIETY AND/OR THE WORLD 20 POINTS
III PROVERBS (TWO) EXPLAIN HOW THESE SAYINGS REFLECT THE DEEP CULTURAL VALUES OF THE PEOPLE 10 POINTS
IV CURRENT DEMOGRAPHICS AND ANY CURRENT EVENTS 15 POINTS
V BIBLIOGRAPHY 25 POINTS

WORD LIMIT: The final product is a parenthetically cited/documented research report of 1650 1750 words. This is a strict word limit! Going over or under the maximum/minimum limits may result in point deductions.

The First Steps Collecting and Conducting Research:
1. Collect information. Go to the FAU library and find books and articles from journals that address the themes above. (You must have an owl card to access the electronic databases.)
2. Use the special course LIBGUIDE at: servlet/eBooks?ste22&docNumCX3405899999&qgale156 (Only one encyclopedia is allowed.)
7. For American-Indian groups you may also use: Encyclopedia of North American Indians (1996) by Frederick E. Hoxie, (editor). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Other encyclopedias may result in point deductions.

Next Steps:
1. After youave collected ample sources that provide information on all the themes (history, oppression, culture/values, and current demographic data use the information from these sources to develop an outline for your paper.
2. Structure your outline based on the Organizational Themes (I-V). Roman Numerals/Section Headings are used in the outline.
3. Plug in content from the research youave gathered. For example: Section (I) History -List a sequential series of events (beginning from a determined starting point) expressing the key events that significantly impacted the group.
4. Plug in information under the appropriate theme (I-V) from what you are reading. Keep track of where you got the information (for citations in your paper later on).
5. Keep track of and list the sources you use in a working bibliography at the end of you outline. You must have all the sources that you list in your Bibliography and use them to draft your outline. List all the books, articles and internet sources in APA style. *See sample bibliography in this packet.
6. *At the class meeting after you receive electronic feedback from me, you will bring in evidence of all of the resources you listed in your bibliography (all books, articles and Internet sites you have possession of) along with a hard copy of your outline/bib feedback. I will check your materials and provide feedback as needed.



*KEEP IN MIND AS YOU MOVE FORWARD:

a? Accuracy, terminology, and an objective perspective that is impartially stated is mandatory in both your outline and final paper
a? You will be updating your resources from your working bibliography to the final .bibliography in your CA.
a? Your final paper will have a Works Cited/Bibliography in which you will only include the sources that you actually cite in your paper
a? Your outline and research paper must cover all of the areas listed. Depending on the group you are doing, some headings may have more points while other sections fewer. Note: Each Section Heading & Roman Numeral must appear on your outlines and on your final paper!
a? Do not use first person. Sections I a V should be written from an academic, culturally relative perspective which is unbiased and non-judgmental.
a? At some point you must bring in all of the resources (books, articles and internet sites) that you are using for your paper for approval. I will help you make determinations as to their usefulness and how to use or list it in your bib. Keep paper copies of the journal articles and internet sources that you use because I will collect all articles and internet sources you used in your CA.
a? I strongly encourage all students to meet with me ASAP to discuss your starting points for the history section and other content or sources that you have any doubts or questions about. Bring your outlines, books, articles and WebPages with you to this meeting! Be ready to take constructive criticism and make necessary changes to you work.

a? NOTE: When you need assistance it is important that you schedule a meeting with me and bring all of your (original and current) work along with all resource materials youve gathered to class where I can evaluate them and give you feedback and direction. This meeting is not for you to tell me what youave learned, rather itas for me to tell you how well you are addressing the content and what additional resources you need to complete the sections of the assignment. Come to this meeting with a willingness to listen to constructive feedback and make changes accordingly. Do not procrastinate in setting up this meeting with me. I will be available to help you if you need me and you ask.


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