Annotated Bibliography

  • Title of Article
  • Website (URL)
  • Summary (at least 3 sentences)
  • How this article was helpful (at least 3 sentences)

You need to share your complete annotated bibliography as an attachment (click “Share”, then “Email as Attachment”) to Ku and Devin before the end of class on Wednesday.


Polishing Up Your SRP

•    Add a title page with a relevant and professional image
•    Add a Table of Contents
•    Add an Abstract
•    Make sure each section has a sub-title with a larger font size
•    Make sure you cite properly using APA Style throughout the whole paper.
•    Add a Works Cited at the end of your paper

How to Write an Abstract

  • Motivation:
    Why do we care about the problem and the results?
  • Problem statement:
    What problem are you trying to solve? What is the scope of your work (a generalized approach, or for a specific situation)? Be careful not to use too much jargon. In some cases it is appropriate to put the problem statement before the motivation, but usually this only works if most readers already understand why the problem is important.
  • Approach:
    How did you go about solving or making progress on the problem? What kind of research was performed?
  • Results:
    What’s the answer? Avoid vague, hand-waving results such as “very”, “small”, or “significant.”
  • Conclusions:
    What are the implications of your answer? Is it going to change the world (unlikely), be a significant “win”, or simply serve as a road sign?

SRP Peer Review

Answer the following questions in an email to your peer(s) as well as Ku and Devin.

  1. After reading this paper, does it seem like the author(s) started writing with a particular point of view that makes the paper biased? Or does it seem like the author(s) tried to remain neutral throughout the whole paper?
  2. How professional looking is the paper? Is it well formatted? Are there multiple errors that make it seem less professional?
  3. How well does it meet the requirements? Does it have each section? Does it have a Story, Counter Story, and Back Story?
  4. Provide Feedback on Each of the Following Sections:
  • Introduction
  • Defining the Problem
  • Proposed Solutions
  • Best Solution
  • Conclusion

Finding GOOD Evidence

What We’re Doing Today:

You will need two different Google Documents.

1. Research Google Doc (the one you created last time with your partner; this document is about your project in general)

2. Article #1 Google Doc (you will create this today; it will contain your first article)

Find one GOOD article for your research project.

1. List the following on your Research Google Document

a. Title of Article

b. Author

c. Web Address (create a link as well)

2. Create a separate Google Document for the article.

3. Copy/Paste the CARS Checklist into the Article #1 Google Doc.

4. Answer each of the questions from the CARS Checklist about the article. Answer the questions by writing the information proving your “Yes” or “No” answer.

5. If the article passes the CARS Checklist, copy/paste the whole thing into your Article #1 Google Doc.

6. If you have time, find a second GOOD article.

CARS Checklist

Credibility (Can I trust this source?)
□ Does it have information about the author including name, job title, and organization?
□ Is the article located on an organization’s website (it is not a lone website)?

Accuracy (Is this information actually correct: up-to-date, factual, detailed, and
□ Was the article written recently (within the last 10 years)?
□ Does the article properly cite other evidence from outside sources?
□ Is the article is written by someone who is neutral (not biased, no conflict of interest)?

Reasonableness (Is the information fair, objective, moderate, and consistent?)
□ Is the article calm and rational (not trying to get you too emotional)?
□ Does the article avoid making exaggerated claims?

Support (Does the source make efforts to corroborate (prove) the information?)
□ Does the article provide citations or a bibliography about where the information came from?
□ Does the article makes claims and uses information that other good articles agree with?

Senior Research Questions for 10-23-09

  1. Who are you working with or are you working alone?
  2. Why do you think this person will be a good partner?
  3. What specific sub-topic do you want to research for illegal immigration?
  4. Try to get even more specific. What is a more specific version of your sub-topic?
  5. Why do you want to study this particular sub-topic?

Popular Passages

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Link for Words Cited