Library Research Project

Analytical Reading

Library Research Project

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INTRODUCTION

 

The purpose of this assignment is to synthesize the skills you have learned this semester and to show mastery of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) as delineated in our Course Outline. Specifically, students will show evidence of proficiency of the skills below.

 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of research skills by using the college’s library database.
  • Apply reading strategies (such as highlighting, annotating, determining the thesis of an article, paraphrasing, and summarizing) and demonstrate comprehension of articles to gain a broader understanding of contemporary concerns of American society.
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and respond to author’s viewpoints, worldview, and tone and distinguish facts from opinions.
  • Evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources.
  • Use the information learned from the research to write an original thesis that is supported with evidence from the researched articles.

 

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

 

Choose only one question and conduct the proper research to answer the question.

 

  1. Should there be more government regulation of social media?

 

  1. Can people increase their emotional intelligence to significantly increase their ability to succeed?

 

  1. Should colleges require incoming freshmen to reveal physical and emotional disabilities?

 

  1. Should there be a federal law designating English as the “official language” of the United States?

 

  1. Should the definition of “sustainable food” be expanded to include sustainable labor practices?

 

  1. Should there be a federal minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers?

 

  1. Should the government regulate what we eat?

 

  1. Can alternative medical strategies (such as vitamins, healers, therapies, and such) improve wellness and relieve stress or can they be dangerous to one’s health?

 

  1. Should there be stricter policies for e-cigarette use (vaping) or should it be banned completely?

 

  1. Should environmental literacy be a requirement in higher education?

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Findtwo recent articles about your topic using the Westchester Community College subscription database.
  2. Preview each article to be sure that it is relevant to your topic.
  3. Readand highlight each article.
  4. A copy of each article must be included when you submit your project.
  5. Follow the assignment outline below to complete this project.

 

ASSIGNMENT OUTLINE

Use complete sentences to answer the questions. Be sure to identify which article you are discussing in each part of this assignment.

 

  • Response prior to research

 

After you have chosen the question that you would like to research, decide how you feel and          what you think about the question.  Write a well-developed paragraph in which you explain                  your original ideas about the topic. Your paragraph should start with a main idea sentence and                      should contain three reasons for your opinion.  This part of the project will be collected                                     before you begin your project.

 

  1. Style of Writing

A   .            Identify the style of writing for your first article and explain your answer.

  1. Identifythe style of writing for your second article and explain your answer.

 

III.  Patterns of Organization

  1. Identify the major pattern of organization of your first article and explain your answer.  Include a definition of the pattern and at least one specific example.
  2. Identifythe major pattern of organization of your second article and explain your answer.  Include a definition of the pattern and at least one specific example.

 

  1. Facts
  2. Quote two (2) facts from the first article using proper MLA in-line citation format. Explain why you have chosen this information as a fact.
  3. Quote two (2) facts from the second article using proper MLA in-line citation format.

Explain why you have chosen this information as a fact.

 

 

  1. Opinions
  2. Quote two (2) opinions from the first article using proper MLA in-line citation format.Explain why you have chosen this information as an opinion.
  3. Quotetwo (2) opinions from the second article using proper MLA in-line citation format.Explain why you have chosen this information as an opinion.

 

 

 

  1. Outlining
  2. Write a brief outline for your first article that includes the topic, main idea, and major details that you will include in your summary.
  3. Write a brief outline for your second article that includes the topic, main idea, and major details that you will include in your summary.

 

VII. Summarizing

  1. Use your outline of the first article as the basis to write one well-written summary

paragraph about this article.  Your summary should demonstrate understanding of the author’s point of view and tone.

  1. Use your outline of the second article as the basis to write one well-written summary

paragraphabout this article. Your summary should demonstrate understanding of the author’s point of view and tone.

 

VIII.    Response to the Question

Develop a clear, specific thesis statement that answers the research question that you have chosen. Explain if your thesis is similar or different to your original thoughts about the topic.  Then support your thesis statement with explanations and evidence that you have learned from the articles you used for research.  Your response should be written in two or three well developed paragraphs and reflect a clear understanding of the topic.  Be sure to refer to each of the articles as you explain how you have reached your conclusion.

 

  1. Works Cited Page

The last page of your project should contain a list of works cited for the two articles you have read.  Obtain a Citation Format Guide from the library webpage.  Follow the format used for citing electronic sources from the MLA Citation Format Guide.  Pay close attention to the section on URLs.

  1. Annotated articles.

 

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