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Mini Research Project

  1. 1. Mini Research Project Synthesizing Sources Winter 2008
  2. 2. Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>index.htm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research Writing (R28) <ul><li>Gather and Interpret factual information from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly express a thesis statement </li></ul><ul><li>Organize logically: introduction, body, conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Include a Works Cited </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using Ideas from Research (R41) <ul><li>Incorporate ideas from other writers into your work through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct quotations : use quotation marks and parenthetical citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paraphrases : use in place of a direct quote; ideas stated in your own words; use parenthetical citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summaries : use when condensing a large body of information; ideas stated in your own words: use parenthetical citations </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Avoiding Plagiarism (R41) <ul><li>Give credit for any ideas or opinions that are not your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Use parenthetical citations </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Works Cited </li></ul>
  6. 6. Preparing a Manuscript (R41) <ul><li>Research Papers Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Your Task <ul><li>See page 47 in the anthology. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read excerpts from two explorers’ firsthand accounts of their ascent of Mount Everest. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the characteristics of each climber. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain which you would prefer as a climbing partner. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sources <ul><li>from View From the Summit by Sir Edmund Hillary, text pages 28-36. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Dream Comes True” from The Tiger of the Snows by Tenzig Norgay with James Ramsey Ullman, texr pages 39-44. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Your Task <ul><li>Create a Source Card for each source. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Works Cited. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Parenthetical Citations </li></ul><ul><li>See the anthology for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citing Sources: page R42 & R43 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works Cited: R42 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parenthetical Citations: R42 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Source Card <ul><li>Source Number </li></ul><ul><li>MLA Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Source Location </li></ul>
  11. 11. Source Card <ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>Hillary, Sir Edmund. View From the Summit . Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, Platinum Level . Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2005. 30-36. </li></ul><ul><li>anthology </li></ul>
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>A list of sources referred to in your essay </li></ul><ul><li>Listed in alphabetical order, based on the first word in the entry </li></ul><ul><li>Each new entry begins at the margin, with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subsequent information from that entry tabbed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The entire Works Cited is double spaced. </li></ul><ul><li>See sample on page R43. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Parenthetical Citations <ul><li>Parenthetical Citations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Briefly identify the source from which you’ve taken information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refer the reader to an entry on the Works Cited list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall outside of the closing quotation mark but within the final punctuation of the sentence </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Parenthetical Citations <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ My boots were frozen solid and I cooked them over the primus stove until they were soft enough for me to pull on” (Hillary 31). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hillary = author’s last name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>31 = page number </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Your Task <ul><li>Create Note Cards for information from the sources that you’ll be using in your essay. </li></ul><ul><li>All information gleaned from the sources must appear on note cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Note cards may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paraphrases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summaries </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Note Cards <ul><li>Topic Source card number </li></ul><ul><li>Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Page Numbers </li></ul>
  17. 17. Note Card <ul><li>Climbing technique 1. </li></ul><ul><li>* Information quoted from the text or </li></ul><ul><li>* Information paraphrased from the text or </li></ul><ul><li>* Information summarized from the text </li></ul><ul><li>31 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Note Taking <ul><li>Read through the source the first time keeping a glossary of unfamiliar vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>Read through the source again creating note cards relevant to the task. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Writing the Thesis Sentence
  20. 20. Creating the Outline