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Exit Task: The American Fitness System Research Paper 2019 Miss Egipto/ ERWC Format/Page Requirement:1” margins, proper MLA heading; Times New Roman 12 point font; double spaced; approximately 6-10 pages. Follow MLA guidelines for any and all citations. Learning Focus:Over the last several weeks, you have read various texts, viewed speeches, listened to interviews, analyzed data and watched documentaries and television media related to America’s fitness industry. Exit Task Process Overview:
Source Details:Your task is to write a research paper in which you do the following:1. Review the many claims that we identified in our various class sources to help you narrow down your topic focus.2. Choose a topic of interest within the general topic of “Fitness in America”. 3. List your topic and list key words to begin your research by February 20tht These will be words you will use in a database search engine for sources. This list will be used for a February 26th in-service.4. Attend a research in-service by Mrs. Macceca on February 26th in the library. The goal of her talk is to show you various research resources and strategies to help you improve your source selections and evidence collection.5. Participate in a research work day to collect additional background research for greater depth of knowledge on your topic.6. Create a research question, which will help you focus your research by providing a path through the research and writing process. The purpose is to avoid the “all-about” paper and work toward supporting a specific, arguable thesis. You will have to submit your question via a Google Doc to Google Classroom by February 21st at 11PM. 7. Identify the evidence from class sources and your own credible researched sources to find answers to your research question.8. After researching your question, evaluate your findings and develop a working argument/thesis and working claims. Submit via Google Classroom by February 26th at 11PM.9. Continue the research process to fill any weak spots in evidence for thesis/argument support. Keep in mind you should continue to evaluate your argument/thesis throughout the research process and manipulate if necessary.10. Attend a “Research Writing Workshop” in-service and review by Miss Egipto on _____________. The purpose of this in-service is to go over writing structure and a review of MLA format.11. Write a working outline to organize content.12. Write your essay using the various strategies we have practiced in class. Proof and revise multiple times. Keep in mind you must use attributive tags, in-text citations, have a “Works Cited” and submit to You must utilize at least TWO class sources and at least FOUR of your own researched sources in your paper. Keep in mind the quality of your sources will part of the evaluation process.Sources should meet the following criteria:a. The author’s credentials indicate that he/she is an expert on this topic. The author gives contact information or professional affiliation.b. Published by: the government, scholarly journal or in a reference or academic book.c. The c. Work is original research/information by a reputable source. There is a “Works Cited” list and/or a Bibliography.
d. The d. Purpose of the source is to promote scholarly research.
e. The e. Date of the source should indicate relevant and current information.
f. The f. Depth of coverage meets the needs of your purpose and written at a college or professional level.
Essay Requirements:
You will be evaluated on the following skills:Thesis statement (identifies ARGUMENT)Topic sentences (identify CLAIMS)Evidence & Sources: Use specific and concrete examples that ILLUSTRATE and support your point. Evaluation: Writer EXPLAINS how or why the illustrations support the argument or sub-claim (aka strong analysis/commentary)Use of Academic Templates, Transitions and MetacommentaryUse of appropriate academic toneSentence structure/grammar.In-text/parenthetical citationsCounterarguments and RebuttalsMLA format/Works Cited: MLA Guidelines go…You Must Demonstrate:Mastery of summary, paraphrase and/or direct quotations.Mastery in citing evidence according to MLA guidelines.Mastery in addressing counter-arguments and refutation, using sources to validate your claims.Mastery in using academic templates, transitions and metacommentary effectively.Mastery in evaluation of the quality and persuasiveness of the claims and evidence provided in various sources.Mastery in providing credible and valuable data from scholarly sources.Mastery in structure and organizational writing skills.Important Deadlines:1. Select topic and list key search words (list will be used for Mrs. Macceca’s in-service): February 26th.2. Research Tools and strategy in-service during class: February 22nd. 3. Post research question to Google Classroom: February 21st at 11PM.4. Post working argument/thesis and working claims to Google Classroom: February 26th at 11PM.5. Writing structure in-service and MLA review during class: February 22nd. 6. Final Paper: You must submit a DIGITAL COPY of your essay to Google Classroom on Tuesday, 3/5/19 by 8 AM. Additionally, you must submit your essay to TURNITIN.COM on 3/5/19 by 11 PM. Both deadlines must be met to be considered on time and free from penalty. Failure to submit to either or Google Classroom will result in a ZERO. A late submission to either site is a late submission overall. After 3 days late, & a subtraction of 10% each day, assignment will be awarded a ZERO. This is a high stakes assignment and it is worth 100 points, it’s important that it’s taken seriously.ABSENCE WILL NOT EXCUSE A LATE SUBMISSION!my class sources are A physical ed in naperville “Child Obesity will Not Be Solved by PE Classes in Schools.””They Say, I Say” by Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein“Forced Gym Makes Kids Hate Exercise”“Diets Through History”“Jack Lalanne” (“Jane Fonda’s First Workout Video Released” ( Atlantic, “Why Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether It’s Unhealthy to Be Overweight ” and, “You Can Be Fat and Fit– or Thin and Unhealthy”“Doctors Say New Procedure is the Smart Way to Lose Weight” clip:“Exercise: It’s What the Doctor Ordered” “More Doctors Prescribing Exercise over Painkillers”Fitness Medicine book“1992 Campaign: Republicans; Schwarzenegger Assails Buchanan” NPR “McDonald’s Experiments with Mini-Gyms”“Study: Insurance Companies Hold Billions in Fast Food Stock”Hunter Hampton “Exercise and American Culture”:“Why You Really Need to Join the Gym“Fat Profits: How the Food Industry Cashed in on Obesity” The Guardian (Jacques Peretti)Child Obesity will NOT be Solved by PE Classes in Schools”Overweight Not so Bad”Dr. Josh Axe Worst of the Fitness Industry”“More Doctors Prescribing Exercise over Painkillers””Health and Human Services Department Grappling with How Doctors Should be Paid” NPR“Jenny Craig Sold to Equity Firm”President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports”

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