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Senior Project: How to Gather Research

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									    SENIOR PROJECT:
HOW TO GATHER RESEARCH
     FROM DRIVING QUESTION
     TO SOURCE INFORMATION
          TO NOTECARD
       SAMPLE DQ




 Should states have curfews
to keep teens out of trouble?
               IMAGINE THE STRUCTURE
               OF YOUR SENIOR PROJECT
                    FINAL DRAFT…
Block Method                        Alternating Block Method



Introduction                              Introduction

 Background                               Background
 Information                              Information

    A1                  Or                    A1

    A2                                        O1

    A3                                        A2

    O1                                        O2

    O2                                        A3

 Conclusion                                Conclusion
              SO, WHAT DO YOU NEED
          TO GATHER FROM YOUR SOURCES?




• Background Information on Your Topic
    Use Your Topic Map to Point You Toward What You Need to Learn More About


• Support for Your Reasons: A1 , A , A , A …     2    3    4

    Use Your Topic Map to Point You Toward What You Need to Learn More About


• Support for Your Opposition : O1 , O , O …          2        3

    Use Your Topic Map to Point You Toward What You Need to Learn More About
SAMPLE: TWO POSSIBLE BOOKS

DQ: Should states have curfews to keep teens out of trouble?
      GATHERING THE SOURCE
          INFORMATION
DQ: Should states have curfews to keep teens out of trouble?
                          Color _______RED______

                          Type of Source: ____Book (#1)______________

                          Author: ____________Roman Espejo________________________

                          Title: ______________ Are Teen Curfews Effective?_____________

                          Publisher: _______________Greenhaven Press_________________

                          City of Publication: _________Farmington Hills, MI __________

                          Year of Publication: __________2009________

                          Brief summary, including why it will help answer your DQ:
                          __Because this book includes primary and secondary
                          sources from a variety of perspectives --
                          eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government
                          officials and many others, it should be very helpful
                          to all three important areas: background, As, and
                          Os. The book also has a huge bibliographyand
                          annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact.
       READING YOUR SOURCE
         FOR INFORMATION
DQ: Should states have curfews to keep teens out of trouble?

                      1. Start
                     with the
                     Table of
                     Contents
       READING YOUR SOURCE
         FOR INFORMATION
DQ: Should states have curfews to keep teens out of trouble?

                      2. Read with
                       a Purpose:
                        to gather
                      Background
                      Information,
                      to gather As,
                       or to gather
                      Os – or to do
                         all three.
FROM SOURCE TO NOTECARD

DQ: Should states have curfews to keep teens out of trouble?
                                 Author’s Last Name
                                                                                                Color and #


                                              “Quotation, verbatim” (page number of source)




                      Template
                                           Your analysis of how this quotation develops background,
                                                                supports your As ,
                                                               or supports your Os.
                                   The stronger your analysis on each card, the easier your SP essay will be.




                                 Espejo                                                            RED 1

                                 “San Francisco, Houston, Washington, Oklahoma City, New Haven, Conn., Kinston,
                                 N.C., and the New York communities of Rochester, Oswego, Fulton, East Syracuse,
                      Sample




                                 and Wyoming County – those are just some of the places that have created,
                                 expanded, restored or considered curfews over the past several months [of 2006]”
                                 (11)
                                  These cities that have “created, expanded, restored or considered curfews”
                                  demonstrates how widely curfews are used in America, from huge cities
                                  like SF and Houston to smaller ones like Oswego, NY. This quotation would
                                  be great in my background section. I need to better understand how many
                                  cities presently use curfews. Maybe lots since 2006?

								
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