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Resources for English ICP Research Project

Complete the following activities to practice understanding how to find the best information online. Your teacher may share these activities on Google Classroom.
  1. Google Form Activity: Disinformation in the Online World: Fake News and More 
  2. Google Doc (open and make a copy): Lateral Reading Minimum Wage Activity
  3. Google Presentation: Databases are Best for Research
Research questions help you focus your research. Do not write a biography or an encyclopedia article. Your job is to create a thesis statement, stay focused on it and support it with your research.
 
 
Google Doc (go to file and make a copy): Research Questions
 

Main question (this will be the focus of your thesis statement): How important was the societal improvement/ impact/ change by the work of this person/ organization? 

Choose 2-3 of the questions below to be the focus of your body paragraphs

How, why, and/or when did the person/ organization start in the work that impacted society?

What goals did the person/organization have?

What methods/ tools/ actions did the person/ organization use/ take or are still using/ taking?  

What major success and/or failures did the person/ organization account for?

How could the person/ organization have done better? What would have increased the effectiveness of the work?

How did the person/organization change over time?

How has the world/ society/ community changed due to the work of the person/ organization?

Your entire argument rests on finding credible sources for your research. Use the following resources to learn how to evaluate sources and then where to find different types of resources.
 
Mining Wikipedia (but not using it as a source) 
 
Noodletools is a Citation Creator that will build your Annotated Bibliography. It is free to all students through their school Gmail accounts. Go here to access Noodletools and here to learn how to use it and cite different sources.
OWL Purdue also has tips for citing sources
No matter what your end product is, an outline will help you organize your research. 

 

Outline Template (Student may fill in with their own information)

 

Language Outline Example

 

Example Title Page, First page, Page Numbers MLA format

 

Research Report Example

 

Google Presentation Example