Your main purpose should be to convince an academic audience of both the strengths and limitations of the secondary source for your team’s Problem/ Solution research project. Your immediate audience consists of your project teammates and me, but your argument should be clear to any academic audience who might be interested in the problem your team is investigating. Assume that all readers have access to the source, so you will not need to summarize it in detail.

• Overall conventions of the long form: introduction, several body paragraphs, and conclusion; formal diction and tone; writing in the 3rd person.

• Appropriate background about the source evaluated, including all bibliographic facts. While the immediate rhetorical situation is focused within your team, anyone in a university environment should be able to understand your evaluative argument. Provide enough background concisely.

• Content focused on an analytical and evaluative approach, not summary. Focus should be on author credentials, research methods, reliability and limitations of publication and medium, relevance to team’s project, and date currency.