For EGL 101 I have designed a ten-step guide/research log for students writing a researched argument, with almost every step calling for assessment by criteria. In their research logs, students do exercises to test how well they understood the advice in the guide and also write responses to self-assessment questions about each step of the research process. The questions guide their research process and keep them on track. The studentsí answers in their research logs can be reviewed in class by small groups of students and/or the instructor. Below you will find a print-friendly file as a Microsoft Word document.
In summer 2001 I designed an online version to be used as a tutorial.. The print and online guides can be modified by instructors who wish to use them in their own courses.
The guides were developed under a Title III grant to Prince George's Community College from the United States Department of Education. Individual instructors may copy and/or modify it for use in their courses but may not use it or the shorter form for commercial purposes.
The ten steps are
Ten-step guide/research log for students writing a researched argument, as a Microsoft Word file
Short Version of Ten-Step Guide as a Microsoft Word file
Instructions to students for EGL 101 researched argument
Suggested topics for EGL 101 researched argument
Useful Websites for Argument and Persuasion
Timeline for EGL 101 researched argument
Research Prospectus for EGL 101 researched argument
Source Reliability Report as a Microsoft Word file
Online Tutorial for EGL 101
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