Research thesis. Writing plan



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Day 8

English 101, Section 1281

(7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and 8:40 to 10:10 p.m.)

For Today:

8. W 10/21 READ: From Hacker: Researching. From website: essay by Errol D. Kaighin, The Sea Cook and The search for Treasure Island (document title: Kaighin.SeaCook)

TURN IN: Research thesis. Writing plan.

FOCUS: Stevenson discussion: meaning and structure. Annotation: how and why? Presentation of research topics.




  • Attendance. Quiz. (Return essays and quizzes.)

  • Sentence workshop.

    • Integrating quotes:

      • Signal phrases.

      • Framing quote.

      • Editing quotes.

  • How to construct an Annotated Bibliography.

  • Thesis workshop:

    • Do you have an area of inquiry?

    • Do you have a specific question to focus on?

    • Can you write your thesis in a “I believe that…” sentence?

    • Can you revise your thesis statement without using “I believe”?

    • Do you have a divisio, topic phrases describing main points of inquiry?

    • Does your thesis pass the “so what” test? (Hacker, page 11.)

  • Discuss: Piracy in Early British America and review of Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age and, The Sea Cook and The search for Treasure Island

  • Continue questions and discussion of: Treasure Island.


For Next Week:

9. W 10/28 READ: From website: essay on Treasure Island, TBD.

TURN IN: Annotated Bibliography Due.

FOCUS: Effective research reading. Plagiarism: spotting & avoiding. Presentation of a favorite source.


Name:___________________________________________________Date:___________
Quiz: Hacker Researching
1. (True/False.) Your research paper will be more interesting to both you and your audience if you base it on an intellectually challenging line of inquiry.
2. (True/False.) College professors love it when you use a general encyclopedia or Wikipedia as sources in your research paper.
Hacker lists five functions that a source can have in a paper. List three.

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Hacker lists four questions to check for signs of bias in a source. Name all four.

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10. (True/False.) An effective researcher is a good record keeper.


11. (True/False.) If you list a source in your Annotated Bibliography, then you are obliged to use it in your research paper.

Signal phrase, in-text citation, editing quotes:


Swift starts saying that “no gentlemen would repine to give ten shillings for the carcass of a good fat child” (3) and he goes further to say that the want of venison could be supplied by “the bodies of young lads and maidens.” (3)
Swift starts by writing that “no gentlemen would repine to give ten shillings for the carcass of a good fat child” and then suggests that “the want of venison” could be supplied by “the bodies of young lads and maidens” (3, 3).

Signal phrase, framing, editing:


He [Swift] brings up a proposal of how babies at the age of one could be sold and eaten. “I can’t think of no one objection that will possibly be raised against this proposal, unless it should be urged that the number of people will be thereby much lessened in the kingdom” (5). This quote is very ironic because one objection could obviously be, not eating children, but he emphasizes on this because lessening the number of people living in Ireland will be a big deal in helping the people.
He brings up a proposal of how babies at the age of one could be sold and eaten. “I can’t think of no one objection that will possibly be raised against this proposal, unless it should be urged that the number of people will be thereby much lessened in the kingdom” (5). This quote is very ironic because one objection could obviously be, not eating children, but he emphasizes on this because lessening the number of people living in Ireland will be a big deal in helping the people.
Signal phrase, framing, in-text citation, editing:
Although King and Abraham Lincoln spoke on their matters 100 years apart, the diction and references mirrored each other prominently. Both speakers distinctly quote from the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal.” A more simple, but still significant reference is the diction King chose for his introduction. “Five score years ago…” mirroring Abraham Lincoln’s “Four score and seven years ago…” (King 1, Lincoln 1) It is obvious it is meant to show that the speech he is giving on that day, will ring with the same political importance as Abraham Lincoln’s.
Although King and Abraham Lincoln spoke on their matters 100 years apart, the diction and references mirrored each other prominently. Both speakers distinctly quote from the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal.” A more simple, but still significant reference is the diction King chose for his introduction. “Five score years ago…” mirroring Abraham Lincoln’s “Four score and seven years ago…” (King 1, Lincoln 1) It is obvious it is meant to show that the speech he is giving on that day, will ring with the same political importance as Abraham Lincoln’s.

Editing, article use, abbreviations:


In August 28th, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. made his iconic speech called “I have A Dream” in front of thousands of people, by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. It was a remarkable event in the American history that gave inspiration and courage to people. A very powerful speech, that helped Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) lay the foundation of the equal rights movement.
In August 28th, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. made his iconic speech called “I have A Dream” in front of thousands of people, by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. It was a remarkable event in the American history that gave inspiration and courage to people. A very powerful speech, that helped Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) lay the foundation of the equal rights movement.
POTUS, BOE, HEPA, ICBM, SNAFU, and so forth.



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