Workshop 05: The APA Academic Essay: Researching the Effects or Solutions


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.

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 09 -Write, repeat

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 10 -Revising

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. For this short homework it should be better to focus on the effects of your issue or solutions.


A Very Quick Guide APA 7th

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

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

“Sometimes big problems are best solved with lots of small and creative solutions.”

~Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Instructions for Homework Content due on Monday 05/01/2022 by 7 PM

1. Please, research the SAME research issue on 2 Internet, book, newspaper, or journal articles about your issue. The focus might be best researching the solutions or resolutions (Articles #5 and #6 in your Google Doc.).

Then take two pages of notes for each article using the keywords on the pages. Remember to write the author’s name(s), the date, and page or paragraph numbers if you use direct quotations. Try to summarize your work. Could you 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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