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The Craft of Research

As we have discussed in class, a research paper is a way of exploring a topic that you find inter-esting and important. You have already developed a research question and conducted library re-search, so now it is time to communicate your analysis of what you discovered in writing for an audience of your peers.


Write an argument based on your answer to the research question you developed earlier this quar-ter (see Chapter 3 in The Craft of Research). Employ the elements of argument from The Craft of Research to write your research paper. Keep in mind that you can only claim what your sources can support. This paper is not a summary of your sources, but an informed argument.

Include a 3” x 4” labeled graph or table and a Works Cited page. The visual is your original work—a visual representation of what you consider an important part of your argument. The minimum page count is 10 pages, spilling onto an 11th page. The maximum page count is 11 full pages. The graph or table and Works Cited page are in addition to the required page length.

Follow MLA conventions for papers including graphs and tables in A Writer’s Reference, C tab, pp. 17-19.
Upload all drafts to on your TritonEd class site before class and the final draft due date. Write, date, and sign the Academic Integrity Pledge on the last page. The pledge is found on TritonEd. Only papers with the completed pledge will be graded.

A Writer’s Reference, MLA tab and A4 “Writing Arguments”
The Craft of Writing, Sections IV and V.

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Metallic Bonds

Fill in this sheet as you watch the video about Metallic Bonds and Metal Characterisitics:
1) The two major types of bonds are covalent and ionic bonds. The
3rd type of bond is a _________ bond. 2) Metallic Bond: The ______________ between metal ions and delocalized electrons. The electrons are held __________. Give at least 2 examples of metals: 3) Copper Electron Configuration: Which are the free electrons? 4) _______ electrons are __________ to the positive metals ions creating a bond. This is called a ______ of electrons. 5) ____________ bonds are not chemical bonds like ionic and covalent bonds, they are _____________ bonds 6) Metal Characteristics: A) __________ electrical conductivity B) __________ can be hammered into sheets C) __________ can be made into wires D) __________ melting point E) Shiny or dull? ____

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