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1. Starting Points.
Student Voices: On Beginning the Research Paper.
The Teacher and the Librarian Respond.
Response Activity: The Research Paper Assignment.
Group Activity: Comparing Responses.
Writing Activity: Looking at Student Scenarios.
2. Discovering Multiple Perspectives: Self and Community.
Writing Activity: Responding to a Visual.
Group Response Activity: Sharing Perceptions.
Writing Activity: Responding to a Poem.
Group Response Activity: Exchanging Viewpoints.
The Electronic Community.
Writing Activity: Computer Technology.
E-mail as a Way of Communicating.
Writing Activity: Getting Started and E-mail.
3. Observation Research.
Case Study: The Collision.
Group Activity: Role Playing and Recording Details.
Group Discussion Activity: Comparing Notes.
Into the Community: Sharing Information.
Group Writing Activity: The News Reporter's Story.
Research Activity: Using Observation.
Quoting and Paraphrasing: Conveying Information.
Writing Activity: Evaluating Paraphrase.
Writing Activity: Creating Your Own Paraphrase.
Group Discussion Activity: Comparing Paraphrases.
Group Writing Activity: Distorting Information.
4. Interview Research.
The Journalist's Approach.
Interview Research and Its Uses.
Varieties of Interview Research: Four Scenarios.
Interview Research:Professional Uses.
Group Research Activity: Learning to Network.
Writing Activity: Focusing the Interview.
Designing Interviewing Questions.
Conducting the Interview.
Writing the Interview Report.
5. Working with Written and Electronic Texts.
Reading a Cultural Context.
Writing Activity: Interpreting a Children's Text.
Browsing as a Form of Observing.
Writing Activity: Researching the Library.
Research Activity: Comparing Written and Electronic Texts.
Active Reading: Responding to Essays.
Writing Activity: Working with Essays.
Writing Activity: Summarizing an Article or an Essay.
Group Writing Activity: Evaluating Summaries.
6. Discovering a Topic.
Writing Activity: Exploring a Topic of Interest.
Writing Activity: Library and Technological Anxieties.
The Librarian's Response.
7. Exploring Your Topic in the Library.
The Nature of the Research Process: Student Response.
The Nature of the Research Process: The Librarian Responds.
Using the Library for Exploration.
The Reference Collection.
Using the Library Catalog.
Using Periodical Indexes for Exploration.
Locating an Article in the Library.
Writing Activity: Examining Format.
Writing Activity: MLA Format for Articles.
The Importance of Abstracting.
Research/Writing Activity: Locating and Summarizing an Article.
Research Worksheet: Exploring Your Topic Using Library Resources.
8. Finding a Focus and Crafting a Proposal.
Writing Activity: Freewriting to Find a Topic.
Group Activity: Getting Feedback.
Writing Activity: Beginning the Proposal.
Writing Activity: The Three-Part Proposal.
9. Directed Searching in the Library.
From Three-Part Proposal to Search Strategy.
The Search Process.
Research Activity: Beginning the Research Log.
10. Working with Sources.
Computer Disk Logs.
Using the Journalist's Questions to Analyze a Text.
Recording Bibliographic Information.
11. Preparing the Annotated Bibliography.
Evaluating and Selecting Sources.
The Annotated Bibliography.
Writing Activity: Preparing an Annotated Bibliography.
Anne's Annotated Bibliography.
Writing Activity: Critiquing the Annotated Bibliography.
Follow-Up Scenario: Avoiding Problems.
Model Works Cited Formats (MLA and APA).
Commonly Used Citation Formats.
Additional Style Formats.
12. Determining Audience, Purpose, and Rhetorical Strategy.
Determining Your Audience.
Writing Activity: Discovering Audience.
Group Activity: Responding to Readers.
Discovering a Purpose.
Translating Purpose to Writing Strategy.
Using Writing Strategies.
Scenario: Michael's Writing Process.
13. Drafting the Essay.
Preparing the First Draft.
Formats for Parenthetical Citations.
Group Activity: Responding to the First Draft.
Manuscript Preparation and Final Source Check.
Style and Usage Guidelines.
14. The Final Presentation.
Appendix: Selected Reference Sources.