Research journal entry This means a complete citation, as would appear in your Works Cited. All sources must be cited, and all entries must have citations. All entries (“good” and “bad”) must have this information. Did you use a general search engine or a research database? (Which one specifically? What search terms did you use?) Did you talk to a librarian or another kind of expert? Was this source used in a class? Is this source reliable? Why or why not? Who would this source be useful for? Explain that idea in your own words. Do you agree or disagree with what is being said? What makes the author’s argument effective (or ineffective)? Is there something further that could be said? Select a sentence or passage that contains a key idea you might want to address in your essay. All “good” entries and 3 “bad” entries must include these three sections.
Research journal • Minimum 12 entries: • 6 reliable/relevant sources (aka “good”) • 2 texts that you ultimately do use (please label) • 4 texts that you considered useful, but ultimately opted not to use for this assignment • 6 unreliable/irrelevant sources (aka “bad”) • 3 complete entries (including “Quote,” “Paraphrase,” and “Response” sections) • 3 entries that do not include “Quote,” “Paraphrase,” and “Response” sections