Exercises & Handouts for Research Essays | Department of English

Exercises & Handouts for Research Essays

Notes and Quotes: An Annotated Bibliography worksheet on steroids. Students who faithfully fill these out do a lot of the drafting for their research essays without even realizing it.

ENGL 1320 Lobster Topics: This handout walks students through the brainstorming and timelines a good research paper will follow.

SpiderChart Focused on Specific Aspect Example: Spider Charts are a good way to help students conceptualize possible sub-topics when they have chosen a topic that could easily have them down the rabbit hole without more direction & focus.

Academic Sources: This PP explains how peer reviewed articles in academic journals differ from commercial articles. It contains links to databases, as well as an explanation of the Open Access debate.