ICR Class 03: Cycle 3 research on global issues: Cases (or Causes)

Summary of Class 03: You shared your research notes with different groups and pairs by discussing the causes or cases of your issue. Our focus was more on documenting, organizing your work. Furthermore, making reflection questions about your issues to get informative research for your discussions and presentation. We also focused on help with doing online searches, note-taking, and mind-mapping to help make sense of and discuss your research. 

Homework due on 10/13/2023, Friday by 2 PM 
Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section Class 04 Cycle 3 sharing research notes 3: Effects.”

Please, research the SAME research issue using 2 Internet, book, newspaper, or journal articles about a topic you are passionate about discussing. The theme should be on what are the Effects of Your Issue. 

Then take one to two pages of notes for each reading or viewing using the keywords on the pages. Remember to write on your notes also the author’s name(s), the date, and page or paragraph numbers if you use direct quotations. These actions will help you not copy/paste when you are note-taking and summarize in your own words or use quotation marks using the authors’ exciting thoughts, data, and vocabulary. 

In Class 02 and 03, none of the students notes were long enough. Simple is best, so two research articles and about four pages of notes with the detailed references please and NOT seven articles over two pages, which is nearly impossible to find where the original sources are from unless you document very carefully.

Moreover, here is are the IRD links and docs for your homework below for your convenience:

Resources for students and teachers in Basic and Improving Research & Discussion

Learning About Global Issues

Note-taking on Age Discrimination

Note-taking on a Right to an Education

And more search engines:

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.

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

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!

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!

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.

And important quick guides for how document your sources through references or works cited. You do not have to be perfect on the system and the focus is more on the content of your research:

A Very Quick Guide APA 7th

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

MLA 9th Quick Guide

MLA 9th Edition Quick Guide

Useful Phrases to Remember

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