Writing your Research Paper – Grab your COW! Consider what you have planned and get cranking on your writing today. The countdown begins.
This is the mind set you need… • Bu • So you just keep “chugging” away.
Review • Reread what you have written. • Continue – Push to the end. • INCLUDE YOUR IN-TEXT CITATIONS as you write. • Required in your draft • A real pain to have to go back and find. • Be CONSCIOUS of what you quote and what you don’t.
Balance • You are to use a minimum of 5 sources beyond your read. • Those sources should be used in some degree of balance. • How do you check balance? After writing paper, compile list of sources you actually used and then go through them and count how many times you use each. This is what I will do on EACH of your papers • If someone talked to your ex or a friend you have not spent time with in a couple years, how clear a picture would that person get of you. Balance is to tell the whole story and to be sure you have thoroughly checked something out.
Depth of Discussion • 7-10 pages should be enough to have a thorough discussion of your topic and your book. • As you write, do not worry if you exceed 10 pages, worry about that when you edit. • As you write, do worry if you are below 6 pages, as that is harder to address without fertilizer.
The End is NEAR… • Keep plugging away. • The light is there – • It is getting closer - • Or it should be - • Keep moving towards • The end of that tunnel. • It is the only way out. • Learning Target: I can develop my argument with relevant and sufficient detail and appropriately document my research.
Be sure you remember how to get into Turnitin. • You will be submitting your draft here by next week.