Persuasive research paper CA III

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Persuasive research paper CA III

  1. 1. CHOOSING A TOPIC Pick an issue that … you feel strongly about. controversial. hasn’t been done too many times. Can you find evidence to support your opinion? Who cares? Will you understand the research?
  2. 2. PITFALL #1 Broad topic… Too much information. Could not fit all of the information in 5 paragraphs. Write a book about the topic? Too broad! Examples: Sports Global warming Agriculture
  3. 3. PITFALL #2 Narrow topic… Too little or no information. Cannot successfully develop 5 paragraphs. Zero results--too narrow! Examples: T-ball injuries among elementary students Effect of weather changes on algae growth Rodenticide Act’s effect on farmers in Midwest
  4. 4. Peruse Opposing Viewpoints Search the web and just see what is out there Make a list of interesting topics Fill out the Research Task Form!! WHAT DO I DO? Your LibGuide!! 
  5. 5. GOOGLE WONDER WHEEL Takes your topic and your search and narrows it for you Type your topic into Google search window Choose Wonder Wheel on the left menu Let the magic begin! Google Wonder Wheel
  6. 6. an original fundamental and authoritative document pertaining to an event or subject of inquiry; a firsthand or eyewitness account of an event Examples:  Autobiography  Personal records  Photographs  Letters  Certificates & Licenses  Manuscripts  Artifacts PRIMARY SOURCES
  7. 7. any document that describes an event, person, place, or thing, not created contemporaneou sly Examples:  Biography  Textbooks  Journal Articles  Criticisms SECONDARY SOURCES
  8. 8. RESEARCH TIME & HOW TO USE IT  Opposing Viewpoints  Google Wonder Wheel  Research Task Form
  9. 9. TOMORROW Research form done Get topic approved by Mr. Rabbitt Find 3-5 sources Create works cited
  10. 10. WORKS CITED “Primary Source." Def. 1. Dictionary.com. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/primary+source>. "Secondary Source." Def. 1. Dictionary.com. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/secondary+source>.

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