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27 Jan 2011
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Assignment annotated biblio what should be researched?
Unlikely to find information on the essay itself
Similarly on the author a few biographical details
Engage in analytical thinking tips
oSee last weeks notes
oFirst pick your essay
oThen engage the essay on own terms
Slowing down and noticing details
Five step analysis plus one
FIND A TOPIC
Engage both rhetorically and thematically
What? How? So what? (why does it matter?)
Is the writer doing what he or she is saying we should do?
Actions and words which speak louder?
Something rich in material to engage with
Clustering
Developing categories, essential for organizing thinking, developing analysis
After clustering, then ask questions to help refine categories
Avoid having a paper that is a collage of other peoples material and thinking
Make sure you are answering the question and the evidence is supporting what
you are trying to say**************
ALWAYS BRING RESEARCH BACK TO THE PRIMARY TEXT MAKE SURE
IT IS RELEVANT TO THE TEXT
Identify main concepts and key words
Develop own ideas before beginning research
Not a straightforward process may need to loop back
Back and forth will occur depending on the questions asked
Test your topic
Five search engine databases Google
Discuss the assignment with someone, instructor or information specialist
oDiscuss with someone expert in field
oField has its arguments, assumptions, contentions, etc. which you know
nothing of
Identify meaningful sources
oAllow for enough time
oUse existing resources to find additional sources of information
Bibliography
If a name pops up again and again, likely an authority in the field
oAsk for help information specialists
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 unlikely to find information on the essay itself.  similarly on the author a few biographical details.  engage in analytical thinking tips: see last week"s notes, first pick your essay, then engage the essay on own terms.  developing categories, essential for organizing thinking, developing analysis.  after clustering, then ask questions to help refine categories.  avoid having a paper that is a collage of other people"s material and thinking.  make sure you are answering the question and the evidence is supporting what you are trying to say **************  always bring research back to the primary text make sure. Not a straightforward process may need to loop back.  back and forth will occur depending on the questions asked.  discuss the assignment with someone, instructor or information specialist: discuss with someone expert in field, field has its arguments, assumptions, contentions, etc.

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