Workshop 03: The APA Academic Essay -Research Questions


First, we settled in and you viewed samples of promising notes and student references.

Then, you discussed the homework that you took notes on about your issue that you will write a paper. When the other student speaks about their issue, I reminded you to keep on asking them questions.

For inspiration and details on how to move forward with your research, I shared these documents to help you narrow your focus on research and APA style formatting.

A Writer’s Quote to Consider:

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

-Steven King

A Very Quick Guide APA 7th

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

Lastly, we discussed the homework a second time for the next class. 

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 04 – Parts of your essay

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 05 – Now you can read

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 06 – Balance

Homework due by 7 PM on 04/24/2023 by taking photos of your notes and insert all the photos in your Google Document under the titles Research Article #2 and Research Article #3 (on the same issue to write your paper) in your shared Google document. Other students get to see your work and share it. These articles should be general information or wide reads with notes.

If your Article #1 on your wide reads on the basic information were too short, could you please add more notes as much as you can? There should be at least 2 pages of notes for each reading (article). Could you also put the pictures of your notes in your Google Share file for Workshop 03 so I can edit the APA References?

Note-taking Sample on Child Labor:

Free Database Engines off Campus to collect research for your APA Paper: 

Carrot 2 Carrot helps you find topics related to your search term. After entering the term you enter and then click on ‘search,’ you can choose to see the results as a list, tree map, or pie chart that helps you visualize your issue and narrow your search at the same time.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is a community-designed and maintained online journal directory that provides you access to robust, open access, peer-reviewed journals. This search engine is independent, and it is free including being indexed in DOAJ. Please use this engine for topical issues and authors, and you might find research that provides evidential content for your academic essay. DOAJ is an educational outreach search engine that focuses on high-quality applications and submissions.

Google Scholar: Google scholar helps you do a broad or narrow search of articles. It also helps you cite your “references” for APA and “work cited” for MLA!

CORE Research Engine UK: This research search engine claims to be the largest open-access research database in the world giving free access to 1-This website is very informative and easy to understand, where you might find research on your issue from Professor Andy Barfield:

Learning About Global IssuesSpecifically in relation to Chuo University Faculty of Law English courses, this website has been designed by Andy Barfield and his research team for supporting student research from 2014 in the Basic Research and Writing. More generally, his team hopes that this website is useful for students and other people in Japan (and in other countries) to develop our knowledge and critical understanding of different global issues. Thank you, Andy!

A Very Quick Guide APA 7th

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

2. An option to write a Write & Improve

Five improved essays are due by 06/05/2023. You can choose the essays and the time of writing freely, and the goal is to choose and write when you have time.

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