1113 Unit 3 Outline/Intro

1113 Unit 3 Outline/Intro (Example)

Group:  

  • Sooners Helping Sooners, The University of Oklahoma 

INTRODUCTION: 

Background/Context: (3-4 sentences): 

  • Sooners Helping Sooners is a student-led organization that raises money  from students and the OU community in donations to provide emergency grant funding to Norman and Tulsa campus students who have been  affected by unforeseen financial struggles. The organization holds events  such as benefit nights and fundraisers, and can receive direct donations  through their website.  

Exigency: (1-2 sentences): 

  • The act of exploring shared values within groups and organizations, like  Sooners Helping Sooners, demonstrates how everyday people can set aside  their differences in order to provide aid to someone else’s wellbeing and  future. This type of analysis can lead to better explanations on the  reasoning behind not only why individuals, but groups of people with a  shared value come together and unify as a whole to demonstrate the drive  for a greater cause. 

Roadmap: 

  • This essay will explore Sooners Helping Sooners’ shared value of compassion by analyzing the reasoning behind their shared value, their support after national disasters, their involvement in fundraising, and their initiatives in creating new ways to help others. The value of compassion is enacted in not only the OU community, but as well as nationally, and it allows individuals to come together to engage with social discourse in a meaningful way. Groups coming together to participate in issues like this one can create a bigger audience and a louder voice than individuals themselves.  

Thesis: (1-2 sentences): 

  • This paper will analyze the OU organization, Sooners Helping Sooners, ultimately demonstrating that the members of Sooners Helping Sooners enact the value of compassion while engaging in the social issue of unforeseen financial strain. Through the various activities and community services offered, Sooners Helping Sooners are truly making a difference in the OU community and beyond. 

BODY OF ESSAY:

  1. Major Claim 1: People are naturally driven toward compassion
    1. Source- Book Review about compassion 
    2. Analysis that connects back to thesis (values and sociopolitical issue and my group)
    3. Additional support put into conversation with my group members
    4. Analysis that connects back to thesis (values and sociopolitical issue and my group)
  2. Major Claim 2:  
    1. The personal story of an OU student struggling with financial  discourse and what the organization did to benefit her and many  others. 
    2. Source- Article from OU Daily 
    3. Analysis that connects back to thesis (values and sociopolitical issue)
  3. Major Claim 3 
    1. How the organization offered support after Hurricane Harvey. Source- Post on Facebook Page 
    2. Source- several newsarticles and website info
    3. Analysis that connects back to thesis (values and sociopolitical issue)
  4. Major Claim 4 
    1. How the social discourse is enacted nationally. 
    2. Source- Article about college raising the costs to attend. 
    3. Analysis that connects back to thesis (values and sociopolitical issue)
  5. Conclusion: 
    1. Restate Roadmap
    2. Restate Thesis
    3. Restate Exigency (why this type of research is important and what good may come from it)

Introduction Paragraph (rough draft):

Sooners Helping Sooners is a student-led organization that raises money  from students and the OU community in donations to provide emergency  grant funding to Norman and Tulsa campus students who have been  affected by unforeseen financial struggles. The organization holds events  such as benefit nights and fundraisers, and can receive direct donations  through their website. The act of exploring shared values within groups and organizations, like Sooners Helping Sooners demonstrates how everyday people can set aside their differences in order to provide aid to someone else’s well-being and future. This type of analysis can lead to better explanations on the  reasoning behind not only why individuals, but groups of people with a  shared value come together and unify as a whole to demonstrate the drive for a greater cause. This paper will analyze the OU organization, Sooners Helping Sooners, ultimately demonstrating that the members of Sooners Helping Sooners enact the value of compassion while engaging in the social issue of unforeseen financial strain. Through the various activities and community services offered, Sooners Helping Sooners are truly making a difference in the OU community and beyond. This essay will explore Sooners Helping Sooners’ shared value of compassion by analyzing the reasoning behind their shared value, their support after national disasters, their involvement in fundraising, and their initiatives in creating new ways to help others. The value of compassion is enacted in not only the OU community, but as well as nationally, and it allows individuals to come together to engage with social discourse in a meaningful way. Groups coming together to participate in issues like this one can create a bigger audience and a louder voice than individuals themselves. 

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