Please note that the daily assignments are separated into a Research section and a Vocabulary section. I also add additional notes to the end of the day’s assignments. Be sure to read and complete all sections! All assignments are due by 11:59 PM to Turnitin.com. If you are having difficulty meeting this deadline, you need to discuss your situation with me individually and I will help you come up with a solution.
Here’s what you need to do to complete the Day 6 Research assignment:
Today, you are going to start conducting research for your research paper. You will want to locate and save (and print, if possible) THREE articles you might want to use to support your assertions in your research paper.
Ideally, you would print a hard (paper) copy of each article you find that you might want to use AND you would save the article in electronic format. I know that it might not be entirely possible for you to print a copy of each article (depending on your home printer situation) but you MUST at least save an electronic copy of each article you find and hope to use. Here are directions for saving an electronic copy of each article:
Saving from the Google Chrome Web Browser
- If you can, it is best to search for your articles in Google Chrome because Chrome makes it really easy to save an electronic copy of the article.
- Once you find an article you want to keep, select Ctrl+P (or select “Print” from the options menu).
- For the Printer, select “Save as PDF.” In this dialogue box, scroll through the pages and make sure it looks like the article is going to save in a readable format (some web pages resist being saved or printed).
- Click “Save” and Navigate to the location on your computer where you want to save the article.
- Click “Save.” CHECK THE FILE on your computer and make sure it actually saved in a readable format. If it did, please print a hard copy of the article if you are able. If it didn’t print in a readable format WITH THE URL VISIBLE, you will need to follow the directions, below, for saving it to a document file.
- Find an article you want to keep.
- Open a new document file and save the empty document on your computer. Name the empty document the name of the article you are saving to make it easier to find later.
- On the web page, click ONE time in the navigation bar at the top to highlight the URL. Copy (Ctrl+C) the URL and Paste (Ctrl+V) it to the top line of the empty document.
- Press enter to go to the next line of the document.
- Back on the web page, start at the top and highlight the entire article, along with the title and the author’s name.
- With everything highlighted, Copy (Ctrl+C) the information and Paste (Ctrl+V) it into the document underneath the URL you already pasted there.
- Save the document. This should give you an electronic copy of the entire document, along with the URL. Print the article if possible.
- Find your handout titled “Research Paper Rubric * British Literature *” or go to the Google drive Writing folder and download “Research paper rubric SP20.”
- Go to Turnitin, click on the Discussions tab, and answer the following questions about the research paper (the answers are found on the rubric) in Research Paper Rubric 1 discussion.
- What do your topic sentences and concluding sentences need to do in order to receive a grade in the Exemplary category?
- What ONE WORD describes the difference between lead-ins that receive an Exemplary rating and lead-ins that receive a Proficient rating?
Finish Vocab 10 CTS.
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