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Research Assignment Directions

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Assignment
Directions
Point Value
Wiki Page Completed/
List of Possible Topics Generated
Become a member of this Wiki.
Generate a list of 15-25 topics that you would like to research. Topics must allow for academic discourse and research.
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Mode of Research Justification
Identify your potential discipline track for college (sciences, humanities, engineering, etc). Use the OWL website to identify which research method you will most likely use (MLA or APA). You will use this format for all components of your research project!
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Find, Cite, and Respond to Showalter, Elaine. "Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism."
Find on the library databases the assigned article. Cite it appropriately. Write a 250 word response to the article after reading it. You must use a quote in your response.
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Interview a College Student about Their Research Experiences
Write 5 questions about research in college. Ask a friend in college. Write a transcript of your conversation. Write a paragraph response about what you learned.
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Find, Cite, Save/Post, and Summarize 2 Articles (one from each side of the issue) from Gale Opposing Viewpoints
This is an opportunity to explore the Gale Opposing Viewpoints Database. Pick a topic that interests you. Explore various articles, eventually finding 2, one from each side of the issue. Save both articles. Post them to the Wiki as documents. Cite them both, and summarize them both.
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Find, Cite, and Respond to Nassaar, Christopher "Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest"
Find on the library databases the assigned article. Cite it appropriately. Write a 250 word response to the article after reading it. You must use a quote in your response.
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Explore a Country on CultureGrams; Create/Upload a Power Point Presentation with Text and Visuals about Country
This is an opportunity to explore the CultureGrams Database. Pick a country that interests you. Explore the database, looking at visuals, articles, links, etc. Create a Power Point Presentation that has the following: text, visuals, 8-12 slides, a variety of topics (not all just landscape, or tradition, etc). Your power point must have a References/Works Cited page with appropriate citation!!!!!!!!!
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Find, Cite, Upload, and Summarize 2 Articles about IB (1 pro, 1 con)
Research the International Baccalaureate program. Find 1 pro/positive and 1 con/negative article. Save/upload as documents, and summarize both. Write a paragraph response to what you learned. You must use a quote in your response.
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Find, Cite, Upload, Summarize, and Respond to 3 Articles from an Internet Search about the Importance of Research
This is an opportunity to look for reliable, accurate, and appropriate sources on the internet. Find 3 articles about why research skills are important for students to learn, how it makes a difference in careers, etc. Save/upload all 3. Write a 250 word response to what you learned from the 3 sources. You must use a quote in your response.
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Topic Chosen with Justification, Guiding Questions, Key Search Terms
Please write this information neatly into the table by your name, found on the page entitled "Research List."
  1. Choose your topic. It must be one approved by your teacher.
  2. Write a paragraph discussing why you chose this topic.
  3. Write 8-12 guiding questions that you are interested in about your topic.
  4. Write 3 key search terms; then narrow your term, then broaden it. You should have a total of 5 search terms.
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1 Source on a Correctly Formatted Annotated Bibliography
Begin Annotated Bibliography. Add one source.
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3 Academic Sources Updated on a Correctly Formatted Annotated Bibliography
Add 3 sources to your annotated bibliography.
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Outline for Paper Created, 4-6 Sections not including intro, conclusion
Write an outline that includes an intro, 4-6 body sections with headers and sub-points, and a conclusion. You must include quotes with appropriate citations!
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Section 1 Written in Correct Format 400-600 words
Write in correct format one section (between 400-600 words) of your research paper. You must include correct in-text citations.
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Section 2 Written in Correct Format 400-600 words
Write in correct format one section (between 400-600 words) of your research paper. You must include correct in-text citations.
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Introduction, Correctly Formatted Bibliography Due
Write an introduction to your paper.
Submit your final bibliography.
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Research Project Reflection/Personal Dictionary Due
Write a 400-600 word reflection detailing what you've learned, how you still want to grow, your experience of the process, etc.
A personal dictionary includes a minimum of 15 research-related terms along with definitions you have learned the meaning for through this process.
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3-5 books physically in class (at least 3 from local library)
Check out 3-5 books which pertain to your topic. Students must physically show books in class. 3 must be from your local library, not ACHS' library.
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