Session 04: Discussing your Research and Narrowing Your Research Focus

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Summary: We talked about your research, and I assisted the students about how to reference your Work Cited sources. Then, we discussed the research process and how to start making research questions and notes.

Note: In pairs you discussed your research, while your pair asked questions and comments using my original Ii Ii Ii feedback system:

Interesting! Why? 

I want to know more, because.....

I don't understand. Could you run this by me again?

I also gave individual suggestions to you on how you might narrow down your focus. Following the discussions, I explained how you could narrow down your research focus even further in preparation for your homework due.

Homework due on Sunday 12/13/2020 at 4:00 PM :

1. Please please search for three more Internet, book, newspaper, or journal articles about the research you conducted in the previous class. Then take one to two pages of notes for each article using the keywords only on the pages. Could you please take pictures of your notes and put them in an MS Word document? And also type the title, author's name, publisher, and the published date in the document. Then, I can help you format your MLA Work Cited.

Note-taking Sample on a Right to an Education:


Note-taking Sample on Age Discrimination:

Free Database Engines off Campus to collect research for your APA Paper: 

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 focusses 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:-This website is very informative and easy to understand, where you might find research on your issue from Professor Andy Barfield:

Global Issues Resources -Specifically 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 (English 'C')  and Introduction to Communication and Research (Listening and Speaking 'P' Level). 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!

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