Annotating Sources, Outlining, and Drafting Three Things to Sign Up For: • Choose peer review groups for research paper • Put a question about the Research Paper in the Answer Hat. • Choose an OPTIONAL conference time for the second half of class The Answer Hat At this point in your research, I know that people in this class are coming across a variety of questions/obstacles, and I want to know what they are. EVERY person needs to put at least one question or concern on a note card (no names needed). I will look through the questions and answer them as best I can for everyone. How to Get the Most Out of a Conference • Be on time. We will probably be on a tight schedule. • Be early if you can. • Don’t use conference time looking for your work. Have it ready and in your hands when you walk in the door. • Bring any work you have done on your paper. • Outline • Printed copy of draft • Annotated sources. • Come ready with specific questions about your work. Annotate Printed Sources • Highlight and comment on important or intriguing information: • Facts/statistics important to your argument • Well-stated points to which you can respond using a quote sandwich • Common threads across all research • Facts/points in one source that relate to information from another source • Content that will help you to use a balance of logos/ethos/pathos Outline Research Paper • I have placed an outline on the course website. • Know your thesis. What is the big claim about your topic you are making? Make sure this claim has a clear point of view and a preview of how your essay will support the claim. • What are the major points of support for your thesis? Each of these points will require a paragraph of explanation (or several paragraphs, if the point is complicated). • Each body paragraph of your paper should have quotes or paraphrases from your sources integrated smoothly. Begin grouping quotes/info and deciding how you will group them into paragraphs so you can weave them together and with your own ideas. Draft Research Paper • If you have a strong thesis and a clear idea of where you are going with your paper, you may use this time to draft your essay. • You may also continue to find more appropriate sources for your paper. • Today will require you to be self directed. Use your time wisely while I am conferencing with others, and you will have less to do at home.