The Research Project
Create an original, researched-based series of writings that satisfies the needs of the audience you choose. This is a personally-motivated exploration of ideas, not necessarily a formal academic essay. However, you will demonstrate the accurate use of a variety of sources across a range of genres of writing. In the end, expect to showcase your work either publicly, in direct action, or through our class Exhibition.
|Researching & Planning||Drafting & Workshop||Assessing works of others||Revising & Publishing|
|2||Mar 2||1, 2||1|
|6||Mar 30||4||3, 4|
- A four-part series of writings across a single topic and rhetorical purpose, completed across several weeks.
- A single title for the series; sub-titles for each section.
- Each section is 4-8 paragraphs long and a different genre of writing.
History/Chronicle Reflection Illustration Expose Narrative Analysis Persuasion Application Definition of Issues Exposition Description Futures/Action
- Each section has at least three sources.
- The entire series will have at least six different sources.
- At least two sources will be non-internet.
- At least one of the above non-internet sources will be original or primary research
Traditional secondary research Internet articles, essays, blogs, etc. which all pass the CRAAP test. Literary research Stories, poems, songs which enlighten a topic Primary research Original articles, letters, official documents, etc. Original research Surveys, Interviews, Experiments Non-text research Artwork, video and film, architecture, etc. Transfer research Sources found from other classes.
The entire series will be “published” for an audience beyond family and classroom!
|Section 1||April 22 – 29||April 30 – May 5|
|Section 2||March 18 – 22||March 23 – April 22|
|April 22 – 29||April 30 – May 5|
|Section 3||April 18 – 22||April 23 – April 29|
|April 22 – May 4||May 5 – May 12|
|Section 4||April 22 – May 4||May 5 – May 12|
|May 5 – May 12||May 12 – May 17|
|*Did you miss a deadline? It actually shouldn’t matter which workshop you drop your section in, so long as you watch and get feedback from it. (These dates are built to help those who were working on the series in March, as well.) Please do offer feedback to anyone in any workshop!|
Research Series How To
|What is an Expose||0:15|
|Draft Overview & Style Ideas||3:15|
|Citing Sources w/ CloudCite||9:15|
|Headers & Formatting||18:45|
Research Series How To #2
|Intro Writing & Style Tips||4:00|
|Adding & Citing Photos||9:45|
|Adding & Citing Video||12:50|
Bambi in Boyland
Chisnell’s 2004 Series
How Sweet It Is: American Original Sin
Student Handouts Folder
For Additional Models and Directions