Week at a glance: BRING A FLASHDRIVE DAILY!!! Monday- Introduce Annotated Bib and choose an article for our activity. Read and annotate. Introduce topics for our paper (be thinking about these!) Tuesday- In the lab typing your first annotated bib entry (Annotated Bib #1 due WHEN YOU WALK IN tomorrow) Wednesday- In the MC; presentation on research; choosing your own article and creating your second annotated bib entry Thursday- In the MC; typing your second annotated bib entry. Choose topic and begin generating claim statement. Friday- Annotated Bib #2 due at the beginning of class.
What are we learning and why? Today, we are talking about what it means to RESEARCH. Credible versus non-credible sources How to cite sources using MLA We are preparing for your argumentative research paper (see schedule on my blog)
What does it mean to research? Researching involves looking for what others have to say about a particular subject, topic, or issue. – Primary Source: the Iliad – Secondary Source: peer-reviewed articles, scholarly books, etc. OTHER than the Iliad You are looking for others that agree with you so you can use quotes to support your opinion
Credible Versus Non-Credible Credible: – Cobb Virtual Library – Galileo – Scholarly books/data cases Non-Credible: – Google – Wikipedia – Ask.com
The Annotated Bibliography What is it? – An annotated bibliography includes descriptions and explanations of sources you find, beyond the basic citation information you usually provide.
Why am I doing this? So that you can prove you have done some valid research to back up your argument and claims. Readers can refer to a citation in your bibliography and then go look up the material themselves. An annotated bibliography provides specific information about each source you locate. Think of your paper as part of a conversation with people interested in the same things you are; the annotated bibliography allows you to tell readers what to check out, what might be worth checking out in some situations, and what might not be worth spending the time on. It’s kind of like providing a list of good movies for your classmates to watch and then going over the list with them, telling them why this movie is better than that one or why one student in your class might like a particular movie better than another student would. You want to give your audience enough information to understand basically what the movies are about and to make an informed decision about where to spend their money based on their interests.
Our Activity Take a look at the list of topics you have to choose from for your paper…. Try to get an idea of some that interest you so that when you research today, you can find articles you can possibly use for your paper! We are working on this activity today and tomorrow ONLY. Wednesday we are in the Media Center
Our Activity Step #1- We are going to locate TWO peer- reviewed articles (that means articles that are scholarly and have been reviewed by scholars in that field). Let’s start with just ONE article right now…. READ your article, highlighting the main ideas, writing questions, and just ANNOTATING the article in general.
Our Activity Step #2-Now that have read and annotated your article, you are ready to create an annotated bib entry for your article. We are doing this one together, for the other article, you are finding it one your own, so pay attention! – Follow the format on your handout! – Must be typed…. – You will turn in the first one first, then complete the second one on your own BEFORE going to step #3
Our Activity Step #3: Now that you have two complete annotated bib entries, write 20 questions (10 for each article) about your articles. Step #4: From these questions, try to match up topics to the topics provided. Step #5: Write a proposal for your research paper. – Explain what you want to write about AND why – Use proper formatting and it has to be typed – Be sure to tell me your claim and why you think you can support that claim throughout your essay