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Research writing introduction

  1. 1. Research Writing Miss Merritt 06/24/11 Merritt
  2. 2. Arizona State Requirements <ul><li>Concept 6: Research </li></ul><ul><li>Research writing is a process in which the writer identifies a topic or question to be answered. The writer locates and evaluates information about the topic or question, and then organizes, summarizes, and synthesizes the information into a finished product. </li></ul><ul><li>High School: Grade 10 PO 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a research report that incorporates evidence in support of a thesis or claim; integrates information from two or more pieces of primary and/or secondary research information; makes distinctions between the relative value and significance of specific data, facts, and ideas; integrates direct quotes; uses internal citations includes a works cited, bibliography, or reference page. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vocabulary <ul><li>Evidence – research supporting thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis – claim or statement you are making about topic </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Citations – telling reader where you found information or quotes used in paper </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do you need to do? <ul><li>Pick a topic from the given list. </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow topic into something more specific that you can research and write about in seven weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Research online; at library; in newspapers, magazines; on TV or video. </li></ul><ul><li>Write 3-4 page paper about your research. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a poster and speech about research. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requirements <ul><li>Typed – 3-4 pages and 1 Works Cited page </li></ul><ul><li>Times New Roman 12 point font </li></ul><ul><li>Double spaced </li></ul><ul><li>1 inch margins </li></ul><ul><li>Pages numbered </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 3 research sources </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other Requirements <ul><li>Research Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Outline </li></ul><ul><li>Rough Draft </li></ul><ul><li>Research Display (Poster) </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Presentation (Speech) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 to 4 minutes in length </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Task list with dates <ul><li>Topic: _______ </li></ul><ul><li>1st Note check: _______ </li></ul><ul><li>2nd Note check: _______ </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Note check: _______ </li></ul><ul><li>Outline: _______ </li></ul><ul><li>1st check of Rough Draft: _______ </li></ul><ul><li>2nd check of Rough Draft: _______ </li></ul><ul><li>Turn in Rough Draft: _______ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Task list, continued <ul><li>_______: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type Final Drafts in Class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Displays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>_______: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Papers Due </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations using Displays </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Grading <ul><li>Paper is worth 200 points </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Presentation is worth 50 points </li></ul><ul><li>Research Display is worth 50 points </li></ul><ul><li>300 points total (approximately 10% of your total grade) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Frequently Asked Questions <ul><li>May I change my topic if I don’t like what I originally chose? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may change your topic once before the second note check; after that, you keep the topic you have. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can we work in partners? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, there are enough topic choices for everyone to have their own. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do I have to do the presentation and/or display? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t do the presentation or the display, the highest grade possible on the project is a C(81%). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you only do the paper, the highest grade possible on the project is a F(66%). </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. F.A.Q. Continued <ul><li>Do I have to type my paper? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, time will be provided during class and fourth period the week before papers are due. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do I have to go to the library? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, but only 2 of your sources can be from the Internet-type websites. All other sources must be from books, magazines, newspapers, or other references. You may use the Internet to look up online versions of magazines, newspapers, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There will be an opportunity to go to the library with me once. You will need to return permission slips a week prior to the field trip. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Other questions? <ul><li>Raise Hand and wait to be called on. </li></ul><ul><li>When questions are done, take time to review topics and choose your top 3. </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t decide your top 3 in class, it is homework and due tomorrow. </li></ul>