Class, for this week’s forum, let’s share some of our research notebook! This forum includes two parts. Please label and include both parts in one initial response. Detailed Research Notebook instructions are located under Assignments. (Please note that you do not have to complete the entire Research Notebook in order to accomplish this task. You only need to begin the Research Notebook and reach the assigned word counts for this forum.)
Do not upload Word docs! Copy and paste your work into the forum area using the “Paste as Plain Text” or “Paste from Word” icons.
Part 1 First, tell us which subject you are researching. (Example: I have chosen to research the problem of cutting down trees in rainforests.)
Then include at least three answers from your Research Diary. (The Research Diary questions are listed on the template under Assignments. Do not include the Research Diary questions in this forum area. The questions will not count towards your word count.) Your answers should be in complete sentences. An example is below.
8. I found some information that surprised me about my subject. For example, I found research that suggested . . . .
Part 2 Please include at least three entries from your Annotated References section. Include the complete source entry and also the paragraph and quote from the article (per the instructions under Assignments). An example is below.
Annotated References Adams, Anna. Complete source information should be listed here, per CSE guidelines. (Remember, Week Two Lessons provides helps with CSE style.) Your paragraph summarizing the article and a quote from the article should be here.
For your two student replies, comment on the subject that was chosen. Does it appeal to you in some way? What would be interesting to investigate about this topic? Do you have any questions about this subject? Also, feel free to share sources! Please list these sources in CSE style.
The grading rubric for this forum is attached below. 95 to 100 Outstanding Critical Thinking/3rd person voice. 94 to 90 Very Good voice/information in the A range 89 to 85 Good voice/information in the B range 84 to 80 Not as substantive, too short. 79 and below: Did not meet the criteria, may include many errors and little detail.