Week 5: Writing for your Discipline

Week 5: Writing for your Discipline

For this week’s assignment you will need to locate three sources on a topic of your choice and write a 3-page paper, double-spaced. The goal of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to:

  • synthesize information from multiple sources
  • locate peer-reviewed resources using the library databases https://lib.fit.edu/
  • put together a well-organized and edited paper
  • properly cite sources in APA format
  • write for your discipline using formal language




For this paper you should include two journal articles from peer-reviewed sources from https://lib.fit.edu/ and one electronic source. Remember the exercises we did in Week 1 and apply this knowledge when choosing an electronic source (credible and reliable).


Be Sure to:

  • Start each paragraph with a sentence or phrase that informs the reader of the topic.
  • Clearly indicate which material comes from which source. Use lead-in phrases (According to Smith (2004)….) and in-text citations.
  • Show similarities and/or differences between the different sources in ways that make the paper as informative as possible.
  • Represent texts fairly. Remember, just because you are restating information in your own words, does not mean you are in anyway changing what the source says.




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