- Write about the homework you read for 5-10 minutes.
- When you're done, we'll discuss it!
Writing a Research Review
- One thing that many researched articles provide is a review of the material that has been published in relation to their topic. This accomplishes several things for the author:
- It allows them the freedom to focus on their chosen points, rather than having to explain things that don't fully enhance the discussion.
- It helps avoid counter-argument by crediting other perspectives.
- It increases the credibility of the essay by demonstrating the thoroughness of the research behind it.
- It gives the reader a better sense of what to expect from the article.
- It highlights the necessity of the project as a whole, demonstrating the need for a closer examination of the topic.
Let's take a look at these examples to get an idea of what I'm talking about here: Reviews
- That said, let's spend some time developing a draft of your review by sorting through the citations in your working bibliographies!
- Create a page on your wiki called Research Review (you can then link to it from your `P3 project wherever you see fit).
- Go through your Bib and put the citations into categories, based on what they discuss.
- On your own time, write descriptions of these categories, or of individual sources, relating their relevance to your audience.
- Let's review good citation practices!
- Using Quotes
- Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
- Quoting Guidelines:
- Quoting well--
- Giving the quote a proper introduction or context
- Giving credit to the author for quotes or paraphrases
- Finding some well-worded gem of a sentence that supports your ideas (if you find yourself thinking "I couldn't have said it better myself," it might be a great quote!)
- Building your sentence around the quote (in order to not break the grammar rules)
- Quoting poorly--
- Dumping a full quote into a paragraph as a stand-alone sentence
- Using a quote that takes up half a page
- Using every dry, lifeless, and uninteresting quote you find because they're factual
- Making more than half of any given paragraph quotations
- Quoting well--
- Read this to prepare for Friday.