READ: Prompt for Essay #2: Researching the Monster
Essay #2: Researching the Monster
Research collection is essential for a good research project! You need to look at a large variety of texts to see the different perspectives, biases, philosophical lenses, and ideas connected to your research topic.
Step 1: For this essay, you will collect 16 sources about your topic(Various serial killers)(monster) and construct a source list.
- 2 Primary Sources
- 4 Scholarly Journal Articles (Go to Ebscohost or other library databases)
- 2 Newspaper or magazine
- 2 Data-driven/based sources e.g. stats or surveys
- 2 Web-based Sources
- 2 Book or e-book
- 2 Choice Sources
Step 2: You will write an MLA Works Cited for each source.
Step 3: You will discover the reading or audience level of each source.
Step 4: You will complete a CARS Checklist assessment for each source.
Step 5: Identify the source’s argument
Step 6: Include a note about any bias or philosophical perspectives the source expresses.
Step 7: Compile all this info into a Source List essay that is Alphabetically organized by the MLA Citations and contains all the parts for each source.
Connection to Research Project:
- You will pick 8 sources from this source list that you will analyze in your annotated bibliography and use in your research project.
The Format for Each Entry:
Reading Level/Audience Level (http://www.readabilityformulas.com/free-readabilit…)
CARS Checklist Score
Note: about any bias or philosophical perspectives the source expresses.