AW Fall 2013: Lesson 3
We had another busy class. I can't believe how quickly the time passes in our lesson.
We learned how to make a bibliography for a research paper. A bibliography is an alphabetical list of all the sources you use for your research paper. When you organize your source information in your bibliography, you need to arrange it using the MLA style (MLA=Modern Language Association).
MLA referencing is one of the ways you can document your sources in your research paper. This style is used in the humanities, especially for writing about language and literature. Your AWSB does not include every format for all the different types of sources. If you can ‘t find the MLA format for a source in your AWSB, you can refer to this website for the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). It has the formats for all types of sources:
Purdue Online Writing Lab
1. Find five sources (one source can be in Japanese)
2. Type your bibliography.
3. List your sources in alphabetical order.
4. Use MLA referencing for your bibliography.
5. Submit by email by October 15 before 6:00pm.
Most of the information from our lessons can be found in the Writing --> Research Paper section on the website.
Additional MLA Referencing:
Some students asked me during class for MLA referencing for You Tube videos, documentaries and books with no authors. You can find the format for these references in the file at the end of today's summary.
1. Bibliography: email by Oct. 15 before 6:00pm.
2. Blog Comment #3
Blog Question #3:
What is your topic? What three subtopics are you going to analyze in your research paper?
10/10/2013 04:37:24 pm
My topic is the differences between Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. I chose this topic for my research paper because I love mystery in English. I'm going to analyze their appearance, their lifestyle, and the way they solve the case. I'll read a lot of novels and journals to get much information for the research paper. I'll do my best!!
10/10/2013 07:06:09 pm
My topic is the characteristic in The Great Gatsby. It is one of the most popular novels in the twenty century and on the other day it was made into the movie starred by Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio. This novel has many important themes and I’ll pick up the three topics in those themes; the characteristic, the ethnicity and the class of character. The Great Gatsby is so interested in me from the point of these topics.
10/12/2013 12:21:07 am
My topic is babies' communication. I want to analyze communication of babies who cannot speak words like us. I want to research this from three points: baby sign language, crying, and babbling. These are subtopics. Babies communicate mainly by using these three things, I think.
10/13/2013 01:37:12 am
My topic is the reasons for difficult points of our second language acquisition. I am going to argue that topic from these three aspects: age, learners' styles, and cultural factors. I did not want to focus on only CPH, so I used Nicole's advise and dicided it.
10/13/2013 04:17:15 pm
My topic is the differences of between British English and American English. I am going to research this topic from three points: their expression, pronunciation and phrase. I have been so interested in British English and wanted to know more about it while we have studied General American pronunciation. I will explore it as much as I can and want to comprehend their differences.
10/14/2013 05:45:29 am
My topic is the differences between Japanese and American way of apologizing. I am going to research this topic from these three points: culture, view and behavior. I'll try not only to research with PC or books but also to ask my friends in America. I want to research them and know why the differences were occured.
10/14/2013 01:32:39 pm
“The differences between The Beatles in early age and their late age” is the main theme of my research paper. Subtopics are influences, instruments, and themes. There are many differences between the two, so I was confused what the prominent ones were. I chose these three and I think they are reasonable topics.
10/14/2013 02:13:07 pm
My topic is "The Reason for the Popularity of Peter Pan." I'm thinking about an instinctive desire of being children, the relationship with other charactors, and thought of the auther, as three subtopics. I will probably change those if I find a better one in sources. I thought it was difficult to decide subtopics, but I want to try my best.
10/15/2013 12:27:04 am
My topic is ”The Challenges of Raising Bilingual Children.” I will research this topic from three points. First point is what should parents do when they try to make their children bilingual, and second is that why raising bilingual children is difficult. The final is there are some risks or not to raise bilingual children. I have a friend who could speak English perfect when she was so young child but now can not speak it completely, so if I can listen her story, I would like to refer to it for my research paper.
10/15/2013 01:35:36 am
"The Differences between Chinese English and Japanese English" is the topic I choose. But now I'm thinking the differences and similarities of both is better because there are some similarities. Anyway, subtopics are pronunciation, grammar, history of receiving, and education system, and I will pick three of them up. They aren't still decided completely so I try to look for more sources and then decide.
10/15/2013 11:58:49 am
My topic is the influences of esthetics on William Morris' "The Ideal Book." I am going to look at the three points: arts and crafts movement, Kelmscott Press, and Art Nouveau. These three things are affected by William Morris. Especially, arts and crafts movement and Art Nouveau are wide range of topic, so I am going to focus on things of England.
10/15/2013 12:36:12 pm
My topic is "The Difference of English Education at Non-Speaking English Countries. I will compare three countries. Subtopics are Japan , Korea , Taipei. The reason i choose these countries is that these countries locate near area. So culture,chance of speaking native English speaker is similar.
10/15/2013 01:45:41 pm
I'm interested in how people acquire the second language, so I'm going to write about it. In my paper, I'm going to focus on: what is important in second language acquisiton, what are bad ways in it and the difference among the people who master the second language early and late.
10/15/2013 03:00:03 pm
My topic is "The difference between Japanese and American Pop Music". I am going to look at the culture, media and the differences of style. I am going to look both at the similarities and differences. I will give specific examples using famous artists in the pop music genre.
10/15/2013 04:17:32 pm
I will write about "The influence of mythology on Harry Potter". And I choose three sub topics. One is "influence on character's name". Two is "influence on creatures". Three is "influence on magic spells".
10/15/2013 04:38:45 pm
My topic is The Differences in Gender Equality between Japan and Iceland. I am going to analyze from three points: lifestyle, culture, and politics. I want to deal with research of analyze in the best possible manner.
10/15/2013 04:50:44 pm
My topic is "The Evolution of Disney Heroines." Iwill write the evolution from the oldest heroine, Snow white to the newest heroine, Merida. I will research the evolution of those heroines from three point. One is appearance, for example, the color of skin and face. Second one is nature. Last one is the relationship with prince or boyfriend. I think these three points are changing so I will do my best to find the accurate source which prove those evolution.
10/15/2013 05:32:37 pm
My topic is "The Differences between Japanese and American Communication Styles." Moreover, I am going to focus on these three points: non verbal communication, verbal communication, and stereo type. Through researching my topic, I want to understand cross-cultural communication more.
10/15/2013 05:34:30 pm
My topic is "The differences between Japanese and American communication styles". I am going to look at the three points:eye contact, body touch and the difference of school student. Eye contact and body touch are one of the most significant diffrences between Japanese and American. And in schools, there are many clearly different points. I want to use resources from electronic and books and also ask friends who are from America.
10/15/2013 06:22:29 pm
My topic is differences between Japanese and American Wedding Ceremonies. I am going to look at theree points: styles, dresses, and mannars. I am going to search in these three points, and I may change these subtopics if I find better ones.
10/15/2013 07:46:16 pm
My topic will be the differences between Japanese and American communication styles. I'll try to focus the types between business, local life, and breakdown. There will be many things to research such as verbal, non-verbal, and stereo.
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