Integrating and Documenting Research with MLA (closes Thursday, July 22)
Class, please locate one scholastic article on Fences that you feel will help you support your thesis. You must post an article found through one of PGCC’s library databases (such as Gale Literature, which contains Literature Criticism Online, Literture Resource Info and a database on author’s biographies–once in the database, click on “What’s Inside” or you can conduct your own search using the various links on the page). You are not limited to just using Gale Literary Resources. Feel free to browse other appropriate databases such as Bloom’s Literature, ProQuest and so forth. Access a quick link to the library by clicking on “Library Resources” in our course menu. Note: You may choose to use the article you selected for Research Process Step #4 to complete this board as long as it is one that you feel can be useful in supporting your thesis. However, feel free to find another article as long as it’s from one of the PGCC databases.
For this DB, create a new thread and attach a Word doc (if you don’t attach a file, your formatting may be lost) with the following: Please post 1) the article title, author (if given) and the database; 2) a short passage ( 5 or more sentences or a short paragraph is fine), originally produced (meaning, exactly as is written), from the article; 3) an example of how you would integrate and document a direct quote from this passage into your research essay using a clear signal phrase or signal sentence and 4) an example of how this source would be presented on your Works Cited page. As mentioned, MLA style of documentation (which everyone learned in English 1010) will be utilized. Although all students are expected to have MLA skills at this level.
Class, see attached file which contains objective, directions, strategies, and assessment rubric for the Research Paper on Fences.This is a thorough document (eight pages including the rubric) so be sure to scroll through the entire doc.Final Research Paper on Fences will be due July 30. To submit, click on the main colored link for the assignment and follow directions to submit/ upload an attached file.