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Published on March 3, 2008

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Mini Research Project Synthesizing Sources Winter 2008

Links http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hillary/ index.htm

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hillary/

index.htm

Research Writing (R28) Gather and Interpret factual information from multiple sources Clearly express a thesis statement Organize logically: introduction, body, conclusion Include a Works Cited

Gather and Interpret factual information from multiple sources

Clearly express a thesis statement

Organize logically: introduction, body, conclusion

Include a Works Cited

Using Ideas from Research (R41) Incorporate ideas from other writers into your work through: Direct quotations : use quotation marks and parenthetical citations Paraphrases : use in place of a direct quote; ideas stated in your own words; use parenthetical citations Summaries : use when condensing a large body of information; ideas stated in your own words: use parenthetical citations

Incorporate ideas from other writers into your work through:

Direct quotations : use quotation marks and parenthetical citations

Paraphrases : use in place of a direct quote; ideas stated in your own words; use parenthetical citations

Summaries : use when condensing a large body of information; ideas stated in your own words: use parenthetical citations

Avoiding Plagiarism (R41) Give credit for any ideas or opinions that are not your own. Use parenthetical citations Use a Works Cited

Give credit for any ideas or opinions that are not your own.

Use parenthetical citations

Use a Works Cited

Preparing a Manuscript (R41) Research Papers Include: Title page Outline Works Cited

Research Papers Include:

Title page

Outline

Works Cited

Your Task See page 47 in the anthology. Write a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay. Read excerpts from two explorers’ firsthand accounts of their ascent of Mount Everest. Discuss the characteristics of each climber. Explain which you would prefer as a climbing partner.

See page 47 in the anthology.

Write a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay.

Read excerpts from two explorers’ firsthand accounts of their ascent of Mount Everest.

Discuss the characteristics of each climber.

Explain which you would prefer as a climbing partner.

Sources from View From the Summit by Sir Edmund Hillary, text pages 28-36. “ The Dream Comes True” from The Tiger of the Snows by Tenzig Norgay with James Ramsey Ullman, texr pages 39-44.

from View From the Summit by Sir Edmund Hillary, text pages 28-36.

“ The Dream Comes True” from The Tiger of the Snows by Tenzig Norgay with James Ramsey Ullman, texr pages 39-44.

Your Task Create a Source Card for each source. Create a Works Cited. Use Parenthetical Citations See the anthology for: Citing Sources: page R42 & R43 Works Cited: R42 Parenthetical Citations: R42

Create a Source Card for each source.

Create a Works Cited.

Use Parenthetical Citations

See the anthology for:

Citing Sources: page R42 & R43

Works Cited: R42

Parenthetical Citations: R42

Source Card Source Number MLA Citation Source Location

Source Number

MLA Citation

Source Location

Source Card 1. Hillary, Sir Edmund. View From the Summit . Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, Platinum Level . Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2005. 30-36. anthology

1.

Hillary, Sir Edmund. View From the Summit . Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, Platinum Level . Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2005. 30-36.

anthology

Works Cited A list of sources referred to in your essay Listed in alphabetical order, based on the first word in the entry Each new entry begins at the margin, with subsequent information from that entry tabbed The entire Works Cited is double spaced. See sample on page R43.

A list of sources referred to in your essay

Listed in alphabetical order, based on the first word in the entry

Each new entry begins at the margin, with

subsequent information from that entry tabbed

The entire Works Cited is double spaced.

See sample on page R43.

Parenthetical Citations Parenthetical Citations: Briefly identify the source from which you’ve taken information Refer the reader to an entry on the Works Cited list Fall outside of the closing quotation mark but within the final punctuation of the sentence

Parenthetical Citations:

Briefly identify the source from which you’ve taken information

Refer the reader to an entry on the Works Cited list

Fall outside of the closing quotation mark but within the final punctuation of the sentence

Parenthetical Citations For example: “ My boots were frozen solid and I cooked them over the primus stove until they were soft enough for me to pull on” (Hillary 31). Hillary = author’s last name 31 = page number

For example:

“ My boots were frozen solid and I cooked them over the primus stove until they were soft enough for me to pull on” (Hillary 31).

Hillary = author’s last name

31 = page number

Your Task Create Note Cards for information from the sources that you’ll be using in your essay. All information gleaned from the sources must appear on note cards. Note cards may include: Quotations Paraphrases Summaries

Create Note Cards for information from the sources that you’ll be using in your essay.

All information gleaned from the sources must appear on note cards.

Note cards may include:

Quotations

Paraphrases

Summaries

Note Cards Topic Source card number Information: Page Numbers

Topic Source card number

Information:

Page Numbers

Note Card Climbing technique 1. * Information quoted from the text or * Information paraphrased from the text or * Information summarized from the text 31

Climbing technique 1.

* Information quoted from the text or

* Information paraphrased from the text or

* Information summarized from the text

31

Note Taking Read through the source the first time keeping a glossary of unfamiliar vocabulary. Read through the source again creating note cards relevant to the task.

Read through the source the first time keeping a glossary of unfamiliar vocabulary.

Read through the source again creating note cards relevant to the task.

Writing the Thesis Sentence

Creating the Outline

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