Integration Paper # 1 in
Fall 2006

From the syllabus: Twice during the quarter you will write formal "integration" papers based
on your readings, lectures, workshops, and other program experiences. The purpose of these short papers (approximately 6 pages each) is for you to develop your ability to analyze and synthesize program materials into a coherent formal paper that integrates and makes connections with what you are learning. For each integration paper, you are to integrate all assigned reading s in a way that fleshes out a thesis statement you make that is related to learning, teaching, and or who is served or hindered by schools.

Wed. Oct. 18: respond to 2 other papers.

For this first integration paper, at a minimum you are to specifically integrate/synthesize the following readings into a coherent essay: Cohen, Mooney & Cole, Plato, Rogoff, Rousseau, Singer & Revenson (Piaget), Skinner, Spring

Inclusion of references to films, lectures, workshops that are relevant to your thesis statement may enhance a paper of this kind. Do not include outside references in this paper..

STRATEGIES for a successful academic essay
I. At a minimum, incorporate all program readings, and as appropriate, other program materials (see above).
2. An analytical synthesis essay is not a personal essay or an editorial opinion piece. Instead, it is an exercise in graduate-level social science academic writing. Your "opinion," so to speak, occurs indirectly in three places:

c. In your concluding paragraph(s) in which you tie together your paper by I) revisiting your stated thesis, and 2) coming to a conclusion and/or summary based on your documentation, not our personal opinion or belief system, and 3) if possible, pose unanswered questions or questions for further investigation that your research has revealed for you.
Note: Papers that are unable to separate editorial opinion from documentation will be returned for rewriting.
3. Do not use the pronouns "you" or "we." For the purposes of this assignment, "I" is not used except with the possible exception of the opening paragraph (see above).
4. Connect ideas in your essay through linking and clear transitions among paragraphs.
5. REVISE & PROOFREAD!!! Go to the Writing Center in the library to seek assistance with the writing of your paper.
6. After revising and proof-reading, look at the organization of your paper and your transitions. Does the paper flow? Is it accessible to the reader?
7. Do not depend on a series of quotes or summaries strung together with a few original sentences. Generally this type of paper is considered a rough draft and not suitable as a completed paper.
8. Long quotes generally need to be introduced in your own words and followed by an explanatory and/or transition sentence, again in your own words, i.e. don't let a lengthy quote stand-alone and expect the reader to do all the work of understanding the significance of the quote without some explanation from you.
9. After you have finished a completed draft of your paper, create a title for your paper.
Note: refer to the rubric on the Summary of Traits of Quality Writing from Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory that will be used for scoring this paper)
(Note: EndNote will format all citations and references automatically. If using EndNote, write your paper in Word, connecting Word to EndNote to add citations as you write.)

your name and date — single-space this information.

?, In-text citations and your reference list. Your paper must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed). NOTE: set EndNote to APA 5th for this paper and it will format all citations & references for you.
S. All paraphrased and quoted material must have a citation. Lack of documentation through citations is equivalent to plagiarism which is a serious academic violation, i.e. using anther's ideas as if they were your own.
9. Length: 6 pages plus your reference list which should be on a separate page. Center the heading References and then list only those sources you have cited in your essay (note: EndNote automatically creates the reference list for you in correct APA format).
10. Number each page in your footer at the bottom of the page.
11. Submit your paper by email to your seminar leader.
12, Portfolio: Include the draft of your paper with all peer comments and the fatal copy of your paper.