Workshop_05: The MLA Academic Essay -Finalizing the Gathering of Your Research

Summary: We focused on editing the Works Cited entries from your notes. Then, the students communicated their issue development in pairs.

Outline of our Research Process:

  1. Basic Information -Wide reading
  2. Causes -Wide reading
  3. Further Examples or Case Studies – Close reading
  4. Effects -Close reading
  5. Solutions -Close reading

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 09 -Write, repeat

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 10 -Revising


Quick Guide to Citing in MLA 9th Edition

MLA 9th Quick Guide

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.”

-Augustine Og Mandino

Homework due on 12/19/2023, before class by taking photos of your notes and insert the photos for research notes #6.

MLA Note Sample:

Instructions for Homework Content:

1. Please, take your final research notes number six (it may be your seventh article if you are on time). Make it count and the notes should be at least two pages with in-text citations and upload them on your Google Doc.

Free Database Engines off Campus to collect research for your MLA 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, treemap, 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.

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!

Yippy gives you lists of related issues to the left. For example, if you search for ‘poverty’, then Yippy can also find information on poverty + children, poverty + hunger, poverty law, extreme poverty, and other related issues.

New! Zenbird Media: Topics & Issues: Do you often think about researching issues related to your local community, or Japan in general, but find the data in the Japanese language. Then, Zenbird Media is for you! They make a beautiful website for professors, so we can focus on giving students feedback rather than building websites.

2. An option to do Write & Improve practice essay:

Five improved essays are due by 01/31/2024. You can choose the essays and the time of writing freely, but write and improve on no more than one essay each week.

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