Metacognitive Assignment

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Nawar Diab Dutta Engh 302 Metacognitive Assignment 1. Copy/paste the following items from your major scholarly project into your Metacognitive Assignment document: * The sentence or two that best gives your argument or analysis point (your thesis). Because of medical advancements and various new treatments, Stem cell research, a new innovative field, shows promise to increase life span by curing life threatening illnesses and help fight against diseases. * One complete body paragraph (not your introduction or conclusion) that includes at least one reference to a secondary source and demonstrates your best work as a scholarly writer: In the U.S, according to the centers for disease control and prevention, there are more…show more content…
"The Great Debate Over Stem Cell Research." Time. N.p., Wed July 2001. Web. * Gilgoff, Dan. "The Politics Behind Obama's Embryonic Stem Cell Research Decision." (n.d.): n. pag. US News. U.S.News & World Report, 09 Mar. 2009. Web. * Ralston, Michelle. "Stem Cell Research Around the World - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life." Stem Cell Research Around the World - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life., 17 July 2008. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. * Boseley, Sarah. "Life Expectancy around World Shows Dramatic Rise, Study Finds." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 13 Dec. 2012. Web. 05 Apr. 2013. * Murngahan, Ian. "Stem Cell Research Around the World." Explore Stem Cells. N.p., 1 Feb. 2013.…show more content…
In order to write a research paper, the writer must navigate through key steps. The first step I took to design my research question was to research in order to make myself familiar with the subject at hand. I shuffled through the schools databases to find reliable sources on the topic. Once I became an expert on the topic I moved on to the second step which is the analysis. In the analysis step I analyzed the arguments of the topics by writing down the controversies surrounding the issue and writing the claims of the topic. Other key steps taken to design the research question was to create an outline with bullet points to structure my argument. These steps are very similar to what scholars and professional writers do to write a research paper. Every writer must start by familiarizing themselves with the topic by researching from reliable sources. Professional writers must use reliable sources because it is very important to provide the reader with accurate information. Professional writers also take the analysis step in order to create a

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