Source cards

Source cards

I'm handing you each 6 index cards. As you find sources for your research, write an MLA citation at the top of the card, then jot down a general description of the information you're pulling from the source. For example, if I'm researching GMO use in our agriculture, I might find a source that helps me define what GMOs are. I'd write an MLA citation for that source at the top of the card, then write something like "Found details saying what a GMO is, and how it's used in farming."

Research in library. This week is about finding information that will answer your research question, and provide support for your voice on the topic. As you find stuff to use, remember to make a card for it. You might also consider starting a Google doc or Word doc (saved to a flash drive?) as you begin to jot down information.

A generic way to structure a research paper on a pop culture issue could look something like this:

Intro your research topic > Define what you're talking about, particularly technical terminology > Start going into the issue with various topics of conversation > Summarize and conclude