CALENDARPeer-review final projects: Thursday, 11/8Final projects due in class: Tuesday,11/13
STRUCTURE OF YOUR FINAL PROJECTPreliminary Genre Analysis (including introduction)Intro to annotated bibLine of Inquiry paperParagraph describing your “gap”Final Project discussionWorks Cited page (copy and paste the citations from yourannotated bib)Sample:http://issuu.com/lauramartinez6/docs/final_project_sample
GUIDELINESLast section of inquiry paperNew heading: “The Gap,” “The Missing Piece,” “A NewPerspective”Other possible headings: “Structure,” “Research Methods,” “DataCollection,” “Presenting Evidence”Think about what sections make sense for your own paper
TO DO: Find additional articles using the databases If you can’t find additional articles, thenyou have an actual gap. How could youdesign a study to fill it?
FINAL PROJECT: SETTING UP A STUDYIf you were to continue exploring the gap in your research, based on the articlesyou’ve read in your field, what type of research would you need to include? Wouldyou need human participants? Textual analysis? What would be the best method forgathering this data?How would you need to organize and present your research? Use evidence fromthe genres you’ve analyzed. How much evidence would you need to support yourclaims? How would you present this evidence?Who would you cite in your own article? As we’ve discussed in class, often timesresearchers start their articles by providing an overview of the current conversation.Who would you include in this overview, and why?How would you structure your own article in this field? What sections would youhave? How would you organize them? Why would this organization be useful to youand your readers?
FINAL PROJECT: CITING MORE ARTICLES If you found articles to answer your gap, then you can add a section after your inquiry paper that says, “Filling the Gap,” or “Continuing the Conversation.” Have a brief introductory paragraph summarizing that you have found, and then use headings to discuss your sources. You can use the structure that you used for your inquiry paper (headings, generalizations, indirect quotes, direct quotes)