A Place in the Sun: 10th Literature/Composition

June 18, 2007

June 18, 2007 Research Reflections

Filed under: Research Reflections — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:19 pm

What did you accomplish today on your research paper?  How do you feel about what you accomplished?  What do you need to do in order to complete your rough draft in class tomorrow by 10:00 Am?

Describe your progress in a paragraph of 6-8 sentences.  DO NOT POST YOUR LAST NAME!  Thanks!  🙂


June 15, 2007

Day 3: Research Reflections for June 15, 2007

Filed under: Research Reflections — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:52 pm

We continue to get knee deep in research for our persuasive research papers!  I was very proud to see nearly everyone using a nonfiction or reference print book today from the library.  🙂 

Please answer the following questions; you may number your responses.  Thanks!

1.  What was the best source of information today?  Why?
2.  What has been the most difficult or challenging part of researching this past week?
3.  What is one thing you feel you have done well or a skill you have improved regarding the research process?
4.  What do you possibly now understand about doing research that you did not know well or understand well before?
5.  Do you feel you need an extra 1-2 days to complete your paper?  If so, explain why.

June 14, 2007

June 14 Research Reflections

Filed under: Research Reflections — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:21 pm

Good morning!  Today is Day 2 of our library time for research on our persuasive research essays/papers.  Please answer the following questions…you may number your responses.  Thank you!

1.  What do you think you did well today?
2.  What research skill do you feel like you are more confident in as of today?
3.  What was the best information source you found today?  Why?
4.  Name 3 new facts you learned today that you think you will help you in your paper.  Please label them as a, b, and c.
5.  What questions do you have for me about the paper right now?
6.  On a scale of 1-10, how do you feel about your progress on the paper?  Why?  Please explain. 

June 13, 2007

Research Reflections June 13, 2007

Filed under: Research Reflections — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 2:01 pm

1.  What do you feel learned today from your research?
2.  What is something you feel you did well working on your research today?
3.  How did the graphic organizer notetaking form work for you today?
4.  Which information source was most helpful or interesting today?
5.  Do you still need to take more notes on Reason 1?

June 12, 2007

Research Reflections, Day 1: June 12, 2007

Filed under: Research Reflections — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:52 pm

Consider the process of choosing your topic today and clarifying your three reasons that support your position statement . What was most difficult (or “is” if you are still working on it!) about this process?  Why do you think it is important at this point that your clearly and specifically state your position and develop three strong reasons to support your argument?  How can getting this framework set up properly now help you later as you do your research and write your paper?

Explain in a paragraph of 8-10 sentences. 

June 11, 2007

Where do you go when you need information?

Filed under: Research Reflections — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 11:50 am

This week we will be embarking on our first journey into formal research as we choose a controversial or “hot topic” issue and argue for that issue or against it with research based facts and statistics.

When you need information, what are the first three places or sources you go to for information?  Why?  Explain your top three choices you have used in the past for finding facts and information; try to be as specific as possible (i.e. “Google” instead of just “Internet”).  Please explain in a well-written paragraph of 8-10 sentences.

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