This week we brainstormed student interests and, as before, aimed for each to produce one page of notes on a current trend that we might then edit in class. So, next week will be hands-on drafting of texts! If you’d like some advice, here are some links to get you started!
- From Chit-Chat to Research offers advice on how to get started: how to find something completely interesting and motivating
- Search offers step-by-step advice on how to find that interest by surveying all this incredibly interesting stuff people are doing and writing about on the web
- Outlining Checklist explores how to organize your findings using the Outline feature in MS Word, including how to structure your reading, note-taking, drafting, revision, and document preparation
- Definitions outlines how to find the special terms and you’ll need to analyze, express, and discuss your topics effectively; similarly, Images will help you visualize and guide your research as well as express your findings