"Compose a 6-page researched essay that evaluates a person, policy, method, program, etc. of your choice by revealing how it does or does not measure up to a specific set of standards. IMPORTANT: Address an opposing audience. Try to change their minds, or, at least, get them to value your perspective."
Choose a person, policy, method, institution, program, etc.
|Jamie's Example: To Charge or Not to Charge (Library Overdue Fines)|
Define the criteria required for your chosen topic to succeed.
|Jamie's Example: Does this policy support students (customer satisfaction, retention)? Is it a necessary part of the library's function (fiscally and policy-wise)? See Jamie's Works Cited.|
your topic against the definition you've established.
|Jamie's Example: (this is the part where you write the paper). See Jamie's Works Cited.|
Ajayi, N. A. and A. A. Okunlola. "Students' Perception of Fine Increases for Overdue Library Books in an Academic Library." Journal of Librarianship Information Science, vol. 37, no. 4, Dec. 2005, pp. 187-193. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0961000605057850.
Bhatt, Hanif. "Students' Perception of Charging Fines for Overdue Books: Case of Islamia College of Science and Technology Library." DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, vol. 31, no. 6, Nov. 2011, pp. 407-413. EBSCOhost.
Dixon, Jennifer A. "Doing Fine(S)?." Library Journal, vol. 142, no. 6, 4/1/2017, pp. 40-44. EBSCOhost.
Gardner, Marilyn. "Is the Lifting of Library Fines Long Overdue?." Christian Science Monitor, vol. 98, no. 126, 25 May 2006, pp. 13-16. EBSCOhost.
Oder, Norman and Michael Rogers. "Patron Jailed for Overdue Fines." Library Journal, vol. 124, no. 12, 7/1/1999, p. 22. EBSCOhost.
Shontz, David. “Effect of Fines on Length of Checkout and Overdues in a Medical Library.” Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 87.1 (1999): 82–84. Print.