2nd Quarter Topics and Schedule

FINALIZE GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

August  28 / 29, 2014 – after film showing & discussion activity

CHOOSING AND FOCUSING A TOPIC

1st week of September – September 4 & 5 (Peace and Joy)

Activities: Quiz on choosing and focusing a topic after discussion;

Lib. Activity & Brainstorming with final research grouping with concept map output and final topic

Reading assignment for Sept. 11 & 12: Reread & review on the different methods of research

Short video clip about a Research topic – TedX Talk

SET UP RESEARCH STRATEGY

  • What methods will the group use to write their paper?
  • What kind of paper will you be writing? – Argumentative or Analytical
  • Scope and limitations of the study

 

September 11 & 12 (Peace and Joy)

  • Review on the different methods of Research – class activity before quiz – 1st half
  • Guided brainstorming and discussion activity with group – 2nd half
  • Output: Research Strategy with methods, task assignments, kind of paper and the scope and limitations of the study
  • Reading assignment: Developing a Preliminary Thesis Statement

DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY THESIS STATEMENT

 

September 18 & 19 (Peace and Joy)

Quiz on the following topics – 1st half – Prepare for a class activity

  • What is Research?
  • Different methods of research
  • Choosing and focusing a topic

2nd half:  Lecture & discussion (graded) on developing a preliminary thesis statement – based on assignment

START CONDUCTING IN-DEPTH RESEARCH

September 25 & 26, October 2 & 3

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