Course: English IV – College Prep Unit: The Worth of Words Assignment: L1201: Research Paper Project: Annotated Bibliography *WAIT TO LOOK OVER THIS PROJECT UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE LESSON “BRAINSTORMING A SUITABLE TOPIC” This project is NOT DUE until the end of the unit. For this project, you will start your preliminary research using the topic that you selected and had approved in the lesson “Brainstorming a Suitable Topic.” This means that you are doing the first stages of research that will help you to know enough about your topic to write a good thesis statement. You will need to find five sources on your topic. Some examples of resources not considered acceptable would include sites such as: Wikipedia or any other wiki sites, Answers.com, 123HelpMe.com, Shmoop, Spark Notes, ENotes, or Cliff Notes. Individual blogs should also be avoided. Instead, look for sources from people or organizations who are experts in their fields and have done research on your topic. Or, use academic databases and search engines to locate pre-sorted materials based on relevancy. Here are some suggested sites to try: 1. JURN (free database of scholarly sources) - guide-to-academic-search/ 2. VLRC (specially designed Google database compiled by teachers and librarians with academic resources). Use web address: / 3. RefSeek (academic search engine) Published books are also great ways to find scholarly sources. Authors of books are almost always educated on their topic and qualified to give information because they go through professional editing and revision processes before publication. The best way to find books on your topic would be to go to your local library and ask the librarian to show you the correct section. This should be your first step. You should also ask your librarian if your library has any scholarly journals or access to online journal databases, such as JSTOR or Ebscohost. A journal is like a magazine but is written and edited by experts in that field.
Step 1: Go to your library and find at least two books or journal articles on your topic . At least two of your sources must be published, hardcopy books or articles. This is not an optional part of the project . If there is a legitimate reason that you cannot complete this step, you must contact your teacher
- Fall '18
- Calculus, Sources, Deborah Dean