Research Paper or Activity Component: (from Schmidt, Judy H., Michael K. Hooper, and Diane Kholos Wysocki. 2003. 6 Steps to Effective Writing in Sociology. Thomson Wadsworth: Toronto).
Synthesizing Sources with a Synthesis Map – looking at how all the pieces “fit” together through a chart form
|Source Title (Citations)||Source Title (Citations)|
|Thesis of source|
Add question regarding what is the pattern that emerges from these sources? What are the links? How are these supported?
Add question – what are the gaps or conflicts within the information?
Add question – what do you need to know to resolve these gaps?
Utilize this text as a pre-semester reading in introductory, methods, and capstone, classes?
Utilize The Elements of Style as a pre-semester reading for all introductory classes – should be distributed in Composition classes, but sadly underused?