• Describe the source you found for homework.
  • Explain what value this source has to your research and how it compares to other sources you've collected.

Examining Popular Sources

  • Ok, let's move on to your other source.
    • Does your source utilize images? Are there advertisements? If your source is available online, does that affect these elements? Here's an example we can analyze first.
    • Other kinds of "linked" information might include these kinds of things. Alternatively, the layout of the page might serve similar purposes.
    • On your freewrite link, write about the imagery or layout of your popular article.
      • Does it add to the material in the text? Does it distract?
      • What rhetorical choices did the author/editor make?

Putting It All Into Perspective

  • Gathering research is a complex task and not something to be taken lightly!
    • In the coming week, we will be doing some analysis of your sources and figuring out how to best represent your topic, using them as parameters for objectivity.
    • As we do this, you'll still need to be researching, so stay diligent!
  • Demonstrating multiple perspectives in your research is vital to the objectivity of your project!
    • If you haven't found several viewpoints about your topic (or still haven't narrowed your research down yet), you should be thinking about how you can do that and asking questions about it.
    • No question is a stupid question!
  • On Monday, we'll begin discussing the incorporation of freedoms into your project.
    • You'll be expected to utilize language from the Bill of Rights itself in your essay; if you're confused by the language or meaning of something in it, take advantage of the help that the librarians can provide! They don't bite!


  • Read this quick run-down of our American rights, as set forth in the Bill of Rights.