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You will find both a corrected Research Proposal Template as well as an additional template for your Annotated Bibliography.

We are trying to get better standards for internet research from our little birds… To that end, we are introducing the CRAAP Test for evaluating resource reliability. You will be given three sites that appear reliable but only one is actually a “good” source. However, we want you to avoid the chaff and turn to the databases as an alternative to the madness Google tends to feed you.

CRAAP Test Handout: https://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf

CRAAP Test Scoresheet: http://legacy.juniata.edu/services/library/instruction/handouts/craap_worksheet.pdf

Our websites for evaluation:

All About Explorers: Christopher Columbus – https://allaboutexplorers.com/explorers/columbus/

The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus – http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

Canada protects unique glass sponge reefs – https://www.iucn.org/news/protected-areas/201702/canada-protects-unique-glass-sponge-reefs

DHMO.org – http://www.dhmo.org/

Here are some resources to help you complete your draft of the annotated bibliography:

  1. Annotated Bibliography Template – formatted for Microsoft Word, this provides the correct style and formatting to meet modern MLA standards.
  2. Annotated Bibliography Template (Google Docs) – formatted for Google Docs, this provides the correct style and formatting to meet modern MLA standards. You must open this then save a copy to your own Google Drive to edit it and add your own data.
  3. Annotated Bibliography PowerPoint– a PowerPoint slideshow designed to guide and assist you with your AnnoBib.
  4. The Purdue Online Writing Lab – a site dedicated to MLA formatting and proper citation, consult here first if you need to cite something not covered in class.
  5. Short Story and Poetry Citations

Here is the link to begin your proposal. Remember to go to File, Make A Copy then save it to your G-drive!

Research Proposal HyperDoc

Here you will find a template for your essay! Just change the name in the header and in the top left-hand corner as well as change it from English 7 to English 8. Additionally, make sure you replace the “X” and put your correct hour. Remember, this template has been created with the proper formatting already built-in!

General Class Template (Word)

General Class Template (Google) (Please download a copy of the Google document then edit as you see fit.)

You will turn in your final essay on Thursday with additional documents in the following order: final copy, rubric, rough draft, original timed writing, study guide, annotated reading.

The following are the link to your research question, this week’s handouts, and bonus handouts to enhance your essay! Sweet…

Link to turn-in your research question: https://goo.gl/forms/NLLOeUY6qkz4GuNh2

Here are the three handouts you need to be successful this week! The first poem we will be discussing is “Stopping By Woods…” by Robert Frost. We will also be looking at the short story “A&P” by John Updike and trying to answer the question: What comment does the author, through the protagonist, make about society?

Here are the handouts from Friday!

We are in the Computer Lab, Rm. 8105 today! Please go there directly, thanks!