Checkpoint #4

Checkpoint outcomes: Students will be able to…
  • articulate connections between sources and relate them to the research question or topic;
  • willingly offer arguments opposing an authoritative source; and
  • identify and analyze assumptions and/or bias in sources.

Requirements:
  • Schedule an appointment to discuss your Journal Article idea (may do so individually or with research group)
  • Abstract of Journal Article: minimum of 300 words
    • Should include at least these three elements:
      • Summary of your argument
      • How you intend to prove your argument
      • Why your argument is significant
  • Annotated Bibliography: add at least 3 more entries related to your Journal Article
    • Citations should be in correct MLA format
    • Apply previous Checkpoint #2 and #3 feedback on Annotated Bibliography entries
  • Argument AGAINST a scholarly article: minimum of 200 words
    • What is the article's argument?
    • Why do you disagree?
    • What evidence from the text(s) support your reading?
  • Survey of the activity of your research group
    • Survey will be completed individually online
  • Review classmates' pages/Bonus: post Discussion Posts with constructive comments and suggestions
Requirement
Points
Meeting to discuss ideas
5
Abstract of Journal Article
25
Annotated Bibliography entry #7
10
Annotated Bibliography entry #8
10
Annotated Bibliography entry #9
10
Argument against a scholarly article
20
Survey of research group activity
15
Discussion Posts with constructive comments and suggestions on at least two (different from Checkpoint 3) classmates' pages
5