Writing Into the Day --- *Create your first set of preliminary research questions and get them approved by me. Consult this document to get a better understanding of what makes a good research question: The Historian's Mindset and Using Inquiry

Announcements

  • Conferences on Wednesday
  • No face-to-face classes on Friday to give you time to conduct research for your Preliminary Research Report.
  • Your Topic Proposal is due Today by midnight. You must follow the assignment directions for this assignment. Proposals that do not adequately address the directions will earn a ZERO. Common mistakes are not providing any in-text citation.
  • Things You Should Do Over Spring Break (Being Optimistic here)
    • Make certain your Writing Folder is in order
      • Name all your documents and organize your files into folders to make it easier to navigate
      • See what you are missing and add in more evidence if need be!
    • Study for Your History Exam
    • Work on Your Focused Research Report

Research Activities

The Information Literacy Framework

  • Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

Research Goals for Today

  • Create your first set of preliminary research questions and get them approved by me. Consult this document to get a better understanding of what makes a good research question: The Historian's Mindset and Using Inquiry
  • Let's Start Using the Research Guide and Library Databases.
    • Go to our Research Guide at the TAMUCC library
    • Go JSTOR and conduct a search on your subject there! See how many results you get. Notice what kind of Journals are associated with these results.

Homework

  • Finish up your Topic/Research Proposal --it is due tonight!
  • Continue working on your Preliminary Research Report!