Research Report. English IV / 1301 / 1302 Grade 12 Mrs. Janice Wright, Hondo High School. Senior Research Reports. 5-8 sources (3 Internet, 1 general encyclopedia, 1 specific encyclopedia) 2-3 additional critical sources 30+ note cards 7-8 pages of text with parenthetical citations
English IV / 1301 / 1302
Mrs. Janice Wright, Hondo High School
including literary criticism
Pencil with good eraser
Sandwich baggie for note cards
4 x 6 lined note cards
Edelman, Marian W. “Save the Children.” Ebony 23 August 2006: 53+.
Is the page sponsored by a college, university, or professional association?
Is the author an expert?
Does the author use real, checkable facts to support his or her points?
If no author can be determined, or the author has no credentials that make him an expert, PASS!
If there are spelling or grammar mistakes, PASS!
If a controversial issue is involved, strong language toward opposing viewpoints is used OR is biased toward only one side of the issue, PASS!Credibility on the Internet
With Nina McHale
Howard Community College
Dates show when information was published or updated (check page bottom)
Layout is simple and easy to follow
Home page URL
(ends in .edu, .org, .gov)
Broken links and/or error messages
Site not complete or never finished (“under construction”)
Advertisements or other distractions
Bright colors, tacky designsGood Web sites
Use your critical thinking skills to determine whether a web site is good or not-so-good.
(no I, we, you, or your)
punctuation and capitalization
Orange F or RO
You or yourColor Coding
That movie was pretty weird to me.
An innovative film, The Aviator, won
five Academy Awards.
The numerals on my digital clock are green in the dark.
The green numerals on my clock radio glow.
(Morella and Epstein 27).
(“The Fabulous Land of Oz” 24).
(“Special Effects” 324).
1st word 2nd wordGrids
If you see a pattern or problem, change or fix it!