In today’s class, we learned about different types of sources and how to choose your sources for your research paper.
Types of Sources:
We also talked about the different sources that you can use in your research essay. These can include reference books, periodicals (journals, newspapers, magazines), video/audio recordings, government publications, interviews, and many others.
We also narrowed down your topic choices. Remember that your topic should be specific and not too general. To help you narrow down your topic choice, it should include one of these phrases:
a. effects of ...
b. themes in ...
c. reasons for ...
d. benefits of ...
e. disadvantages of ...
f. differences between ... and ....
Library and Database Activities:
We also reviewed the guidelines for your Pair Library and Database Activity. This is very important because it help you become familiar with the resources in the Aogaku library.
For the library activity, you will have to go to the Aogaku library to complete it. You will also need to learn how to use the databases in the library (or from your own computer). The activities are include at the end of the blog post, as well as instructions for using the Aogaku databases.
Lateness, Absences and Missed Deadlines:
Let me remind you of our course policies, which are outlined in our syllabus.
Attention: Naoki, please send me a new email address so that I can contact you. I cannot send email to your cell phone address. My emails get returned to me.
Akinori and Shuhei, please send me your email contact information so that I can send you notices about our course.
Blog Question #2:
Tell me about your experience completing the library and database activities (e.g. When did you do them? Did you need help? Were the activities difficult? Were they useful activities? Do you think you can find sources for your research paper now?)
Please read this question carefully. You need to tell me about your experience with the Academic Writing library activity (NOT experience from another class)!