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Workshop_06: Special Research Time for Students Catching Up

Summary: We focused on editing the Works Cited entries from your notes. Then, the students communicated about their issues.

Alex Writing Tool Resource

Documents:

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 12/20/2022, by 7 PM via taking photos of your notes and insert the photos for research notes, 3 to 6.

Note Sample Reminder of MLA in-text Citations:

Instructions for Homework Content:

1. Please, take your final research notes to have a total of six. Make it count and the notes should be at least two pages for each article 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 01/31/2023. You can choose the essays and the time of writing freely, but write and improve on no more than one essay each week.

ICR Class 14: Cycle 4 reflection and self-evaluation/assessment -01/16/2022

Summary: Happy New Year!!

Everyone did the Faculty Survey in Manaba at the top of “My Page” under 大学からの課題・アンケート / Specific Assignments/ Surveys, and you also wrote your 3 question self-reflections.

For Online English Practice Resources for this Winter!

Free Rice:  is an amazing learning app of many subjects and languages that you can learn from and grow. The more correct answers you get, you can feed children in need faster, and make groups with your friends to get high scores. The educational tutorial about being safe during COVID-19 is informative. And the English vocabulary sections have so many levels that you can challenge. Thank you, United Nations and the World Food Programme

Rachel’s English: This website is an excellent fluency resource bank for learners of English and their teachers. There are over 500 free videos available on English pronunciation and spoken English. Rachel’s videos, t have received over 70 million views, and way over 1 million subscribers are particularly useful because she not only explains the pronunciation and and supportive position of your mouth to speak well, she also shows the phonetic spelling and that help improve listening comprehension. She has helped me teach English US pronunciation and provides courses on at Rachel’s Academy. Rachel also seems to love learning other languages, which adds to her immense knowledge as a teacher and a learner too. She can help you immediately.

I hope you have a wonderful winter break!

ICR Class 13: Cycle 4 reflection and self-evaluation/assessment -12/19/2022

Summary: We had lovely Cycle 4 small-group presentations today. Finally, you reflected on the three questions in your Google Doc. 

I would like to remind everyone that you need an introduction, conclusion, references, and in-text citations on each slide so you can say where you got your work from. Also, I email your presentation back to you with corrections and feedback.

Please do not use your old draft PowerPoints while presenting. Please download my attachment with feedback because as I am trying to help you improve your presentations!

Cycle 4 Presentations on 012/12/2022: (Order Decided in class on 12/05/2022)

Cycle Presentations on 12/19/2022 (Order decided in class on 12/05/2022):

Presentation Outline Recommendations:

I recommend before you start to create your slideshow restate your five research questions based the five sections below and then categorize your notes based on your references. This action is not required as homework, but it helps to organize your presentation:

  1. Basic Information
  2. Cases or Causes
  3. Effects or Further Case Examples
  4. Solutions

Presentation Content and Design if you need to join by Zoom:


Stratvert, K. (2020, July 24). How to properly present PowerPoint slides in Zoom [Video]. Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOZRa089-U

Summary: Guidelines for your Presentation in addition to the information in the presentation of your issue document.

1. Your talk should be about 7-8 minutes and then 2-3 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.


2. It is good to practice your presentation several times even on ZOOM so you can focus on your content while speaking. 


3. There are usually 12 to 16 slides.


4. You’ll have a References page for APA and Works Cited for MLA to show where you got your work from. Please include the author’s name, date published, the organization or publisher, and the URL link.


5. In the slideshow, please write and say where you got the information from in the form of in-text citations such as (Miller, 2020, para. 3). You can also do narrative in-text citations such as Suzuki (2020, p. 5) suggested that… If you use the author’s exact words, you need to use “quotation marks,” but you do not need quotes if you summarize the keywords. 

6. Here are two free websites where you can download free and beautiful images and pictures:

Pixabay

Creative Commons

7. Samples of Chuo Students’ IRD PowerPoint Presentations

Homework due on Friday, 12/09/2021 or 12/16/2022 by 12 PM Cycle 4 pair and small-group presentations.

Please email your presentation to my Chuo Gmail via attachment and not in your Google Document due to formatting. Please look for the email I will send you with feedback on your presentation and use this version and not the old draft. Please use the slide show that I send back to you.

ICR Class 12: Cycle 4 pair and small-group presentation preparation -12/12/2022

Summary: We had lovely Cycle 4 presentation practice today. Finally, you reflected on the three questions in your Google Doc. 

I would like to remind everyone that you need an introduction, conclusion, references, and in-text citations on each slide so you can say where you got your work from. Also, I email your presentation back to you with corrections and feedback.

Please do not use your old draft PowerPoints while presenting. Please download my attachment with feedback because as I am trying to help you improve your presentations!

Cycle Presentations on 12/19/2022 (Order decided in class on 12/05/2022):

Presentation Outline Recommendations:

I recommend before you start to create your slideshow restate your five research questions based the five sections below and then categorize your notes based on your references. This action is not required as homework, but it helps to organize your presentation:

  1. Basic Information
  2. Cases or Causes
  3. Effects or Further Case Examples
  4. Solutions

Presentation Content and Design if you need to join by Zoom:


Stratvert, K. (2020, July 24). How to properly present PowerPoint slides in Zoom [Video]. Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOZRa089-U

Summary: Guidelines for your Presentation in addition to the information in the presentation of your issue document.

1. Your talk should be about 7-8 minutes and then 2-3 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.


2. It is good to practice your presentation several times even on ZOOM so you can focus on your content while speaking. 


3. There are usually 12 to 16 slides.


4. You’ll have a References page for APA and Works Cited for MLA to show where you got your work from. Please include the author’s name, date published, the organization or publisher, and the URL link.


5. In the slideshow, please write and say where you got the information from in the form of in-text citations such as (Miller, 2020, para. 3). You can also do narrative in-text citations such as Suzuki (2020, p. 5) suggested that… If you use the author’s exact words, you need to use “quotation marks,” but you do not need quotes if you summarize the keywords. 

6. Here are two free websites where you can download free and beautiful images and pictures:

Pixabay

Creative Commons

7. Samples of Chuo Students’ IRD PowerPoint Presentations

Homework due on Friday, 12/16/2022 by 12 PM Cycle 4 pair and small-group presentations.

Please email your presentation to my Chuo Gmail via attachment and not in your Google Document due to formatting. Please look for the email I will send you with feedback on your presentation and use this version and not the old draft. Please use the slide show that I send back to you.

ICR Class 11: Cycle 4 research on global issues: Possible actions & solutions -12/05/2022

Summary: You discussed in pairs the possible actions and solutions to your issue. Then, we discussed ways to prepare for your Cycle 4 presentations on December 12th or December 19th. Finally, you reflected on the three questions in your Google Doc. 

Presentation Content and Design in case you need to present on Zoom due to COVID-19:


Stratvert, K. (2020, July 24). How to properly present PowerPoint slides in Zoom [Video]. Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOZRa089-U

I recommend before you start to create your slideshow restate your five research questions based the five sections below and then catagorize your notes based on your references:

  1. Basic Information
  2. Causes
  3. Cases or Further Examples
  4. Effects
  5. Solutions

Summary: Guidelines for your Presentation in addition to the information in the presentation of your issue document:

IRD_Presentation-ChecklistDownload

1. Your talk should be about 7-8 minutes and then 2-3 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.

2. It is good to practice your presentation several times (even recorded on ZOOM) so you can focus with your timing and gain confidence. 

3. There are usually 12 to 16 slides.

4. You’ll have a References or Works Cited page to show where you got your work from. Please include the author’s name, date published, the organization or publisher, and the URL link.

5. In the slideshow, please write and say where you got the information from in the form of in-text citations for APA such as (Miller, 2020, para. 3). You can also do narrative in-text citations such as Suzuki (2020, p. 5) suggested that… If you use the author’s exact words, you need to use “quotation marks,” but you do not need quotes if you summarize the keywords. For MLA it would be Suzuki (5) or (Miller par. 3).

6. Here are three free websites where you can download free and beautiful images and pictures:

Creative Commons

Irasutoya

Pixabay

7. Samples of Chuo Students’ IRD PowerPoint Presentations

Homework due on Friday, 12/09/2022 or 12/16/2022 by 3 PM Cycle 4 pair and small-group presentations (Assigned on Class 11) Please email your presentation to me via attachment and not in your Google Document due to formatting. Please look for the email I will send you with feedback on your presentation. 

ICR Class 10: Cycle 4 research on global issues: Case analysis or Effects -11/28/2022

Summary of Class 10: You shared your research notes with different groups and pairs by discussing the case analysis or effects 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 and note-taking 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 12/02/2022 by 12PM. 
Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “第 11回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 4: Possible Actions and Solutions.”


Please, research the SAME research issue using 1 or 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 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.

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

Finally a useful phrases sheet that I use in the ICR classes:

Useful Phrases to Remember

ICR Class 09: Cycle 4 research on global issues: Cases or Causes -11/21/2022

Summary of Class 09: On Zoom 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 11/25/2022 by 3PM. 
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

Finally a useful phrases sheet that I use in the ICR classes:

Useful Phrases to Remember

ICR Class 08: Cycle 4 research on global issues: Basic information -11/14/2022

Summary of Class 09: You shared your research notes with different pairs by discussing the basic information and cases about the issue of your choice. Also, I gave time to write reflections in your shared Google Drive file. When you search for additional information, please ask Wh-questions about your issue to narrow your focus.

Two or Three students will present their Cycle 1 research slide shows.

Homework due on 011/18/2022: Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “第 9 回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 2: Basic Cases (or Causes).”

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 Case Analysis or Cause/Effect of Your Issues. 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 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 your own words or use quotation marks using the authors’ exciting thoughts, data, and vocabulary. 

Please remember to make notes on where you got your work, including the author’s name, date published, publication, URL, and which section or paragraph number you go your information from. It is helpful to know where you got your information to discuss that with your classmates in the breakout rooms and on your presentation day. 

APA

Kurokawa, S. (2020, October 2020). Residents in northern Hiroshima pref tormented by low-flying jets. The Mainichi. 
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201019/p2a/00m/0dm/022000c

MLA

Kurokawa, Shinji. “Residents in Northern Hiroshima Pref. Tormented by Low-flying Jets.”The Mainichi, 20 Oct. 2020,
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201019/p2a/00m/0dm/022000c

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.

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

Finally a useful phrases sheet that I use in the ICR classes, but it should help you too in IRD:

Useful Phrases to Remember

ICR Class 07: Cycle 3 reflection and self-evaluation/assessment; student interests and goal- setting for Cycle 4; choice of issue -11/07/2022

Summary of Class 08: We had three lovely and informative presentations.

Students who are presenting on 11/14, please send me your presentation draft by Thursday so that I can check your presentation and you can also do the Cycle 4 homework.

Also:

Please let me know if you would like to do the same format of referencing APA or would you like to learn a new style of referencing, which is MLA for your new cycle 4 research.

Homework is due on 11/11/2022, by 3 PM. Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “ICR Class 07 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 2: Basic Information/Cases.”

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 is the Basic Information and what are the Cases of Your Issues. 

Then take one to two pages of notes for each reading or viewing using the keywords on the pages. Remember to write in your notes and on the Google Doc. 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 with your own words or use quotation marks using the authors’ exciting thoughts, data, and vocabulary. 

Again, if you read this, please remember to make notes on where you got your work, including the author’s name, date published, publication, URL, and which section or paragraph number you go your information from in your Google Doc.

It is also helpful to know where you got your information to discuss with your classmates in the breakout rooms and on your presentation day.

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.

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

MLA 9th Quick Guide

MLA 9th Edition Quick Guide

Finally a useful phrases sheet that I use in the ICR classes:

Useful Phrases to Remember

ICR Class 06: Cycle 3 Workshop Preparations for Your Research Presentations -10/31/2022

Summary: You discussed in pairs the possible actions and solutions to your issue. Then, we discussed ways to prepare for your presentation on November 7th. Finally, you reflected on the three questions in your Google Doc. 

Summary: Guidelines for your Presentation in addition to the information in the presentation of your issue document.

1. Your talk should be about 7-8 minutes and then 2-3 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.

 
2. There are usually 12 to 16 slides.


3. You’ll have a Reference page to show where you got your work from. Please include the author’s name, date published, the organization or publisher, and the URL link.


4. In the slideshow, please write and say where you got the information from in the form of in-text citations such as (Miller, 2020, para. 3). You can also do narrative in-text citations such as Suzuki (2020, p. 5) suggested that… If you use the author’s exact words, you need to use “quotation marks,” but you do not need quotes if you summarize in the keywords. 

5. Here are two free websites where you can download free and beautiful images and pictures:

Pixabay

Creative Commons

6. Samples of Chuo Students’ PowerPoint Presentations

Homework due on Friday, 11/04/2022 by 4 PM (for all 6 students) 第6回 Cycle 3 pair and small-group presentations (Assigned on Class 05) Please email your PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation to svye001@g.chuo-u.ac.jp via attachment and not in your Google Document due to formatting. Please look for the email I will send you with feedback on your presentation. Please use the show that I send back to you.

Note: The 6 presenters need to send their final revised slideshow via email, thank you!

Presentation Checklist:

IRD_Presentation-ChecklistDownload

Presentation Samples (Not APA, but MLA formatting, sorry!)

Presentation 1: Vertical Farming

Presentation 2: Learn from Costa Rica

Presentation 3: How to Protect all Passengers