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.
Definition of Issues
- 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 will be original or primary research
Traditional secondary research
Internet articles, essays, blogs, etc. which all pass the CRAAP test.
Stories, poems, songs which enlighten a topic
Original articles, letters, official documents, etc.
Surveys, Interviews, Experiments
Artwork, video and film, architecture, etc.
Sources found from other classes.
- The entire series will be “published” for an audience beyond family and classroom.
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