We will meet in my office, Corbin 258, at your scheduled time.
1) Read and annotate: EAA chapters 21, 22, 23
2) Research: your topic, using Academic Search Complete and/or Google Scholar. Also, don't forget to check out "Local Resources" on the LibGuide for research on UM, Missoula, and Montana. Complete at least three Possible Sources sections in your research journal (use additional RJs as needed):
a. Before reading the article or excerpt, use the Abstract and results to decide if the source may be useful. Use the Evaluating Sources worksheet to score the source. If a source scores poorly, find a new one.
b. Read and annotate the promising articles, book excerpts and other good sources. If you’re pressed for time, read the introduction and conclusion entirely, and skim in between. Complete at least three of the questions in the RJ Possible Sources section.
c. Bring two copies of your RJ(s) and your Detailed Inquiry to conference.
3. Postwrite: Three questions or concerns I have about research for the PAE right now…
Bring this to conference.
For Thurs., Feb. 20
1) Read and annotate: "Experience as Evidence" excerpt, Carolyn Matalene
2) Read: EAA pp. 34-35 (Some Tips for Collaborating Effectively); 663 (Learning How to Critique)
3) Research: Keep researching your topic. Keep track in additional Research Journals as needed.
4) Write: Sketch. Bring three copies to class.
The sketch for your PAE will summarize your research question and exploration, and your working knowledge of the topic (what you've discovered, whats interesting) so far.
- Two pages (about 500 words)
- Title should be your research question
- Remember, the PAE is not an argument (persuasive piece). Tell a brief story of your inquiry into your question and topic from the beginning of your research until now. What did you discover or learn that most surprised, puzzled, excited, disturbed you?
- Discuss how what you have learned so far has changed your thinking about the topic. Did your research raise more questions? Did it clarify or challenge ideas you had before you started? Did it lead you to a more interesting focus question, change the direction of your inquiry?
- Cite all ideas, information, and quotes to show where they came from. (Refer to chapters 22 and 23, and use the MLA guide in chapter 24)
- Include a working bibliography.
- Here is a sample: "Why Do People Tan?"
No blog this week. Work on your PAE draft instead.