Writing Assignment #3: ResearchSupported
“The effects of sports marketing on the entertainment industry”
The essay should have the following elements:
•an engaging introductory paragraph. You might even want to cite sources in the opening paragraph to make your opening
engaging to the reader.
•an effective and clear thesis statement
•a statement of definitions and background on the topic on which you are writing.
◦You will want to define any terms necessary for the reader.
◦You may want to provide a historical background on your topic.
•unified, supported, and coherent body paragraphs that defend the thesis
•sources cited throughout the body paragraphs that support the arguments in the paper
•an effective conclusion
•a “references” page that lists the sources cited. The references should be listed in APA format.
The sources and citation format for this essay.
You are required to use at least six sources for this essay.
At least four sources must be acquired through the databases subscribed to by UMUC’s Information and Library Services. (
http://www.umuc.edu/library/) (L In addition, at least three sources are to come from scholarly journals.
Keep in mind that if the sources are scholarly, the argument you make in the paper will be more persuasive. For this reason,
feel free to use all scholarly sources if you can.
In addition, please feel free to cite more than six sources. You may find that seven or eight sources (or more) are necessary to
establish your argument and defend your thesis. Please do not feel limited to using only six sources. Use more if you would
like to or need to. Please cite your sources and list them at the end of your paper using APA format.
The essay will be an expository essay that synthesizes material, an essay in which you give information to the reader and
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