ICR Class 09: Cycle 4 research on global issues: Cases or Causes

Summary of Class 09: Today, you shared your research notes with different groups and pairs by discussing the cases or causes 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 again also focused on help with doing online searches, note-taking, and mind-mapping to help make sense of and discuss your research. Finally, you wrote refections of your learning in class in your Google Doc:

1. How did you participate in class today? Please describe as best you can.

2. What did you learn about your issue? Your speaking pairs issues? 

3. What are your next SMART (simple, manageable, attainable, real, timely) learning goals? 

Homework is due on 12/01/2023 by 2 PM. 
Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “Class 09 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 4: Possible Actions and Solutions.”

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 two to four 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.

New note: Please do not research only in the Japanese language and translate because it does not support your English reading skills. Some research related to law and Japan is fine, but explore studying in English with a variety of publications and not one source.

Moreover, here is are the 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.

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! You can also get the quick guides to both systems below.

CORE Research Engine UK: This research search engine claims to be the largest open-access research database in the world giving free access.

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

Useful Phrases to Remember

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