Annotating Sources, Outlining, and Drafting Goals for Today: • Each person who submitted an annotated bibliography will conference with me briefly, and I will offer a progress report based on bibliography sources. • While other students are conferencing with me, you have three options: • Annotate printed sources • Outline research paper • Draft research paper Annotate Printed Sources • Highlight and comment on important or intriguing information: • Facts/statistics important to your argument • Well-stated points to which you can respond using a quote sandwich • Common threads across all research • Facts/points in one source that relate to information from another source • Content that will help you to use a balance of logos/ethos/pathos Outline Research Paper • I have placed an outline on the course website. • Know your thesis. What is the big claim about pop culture you are making? Make sure this claim has a clear point of view and a preview of how your essay will support the claim. • What are the major points of support for your thesis? Each of these points will require a paragraph of explanation (or several paragraphs, if the point is complicated). • Each body paragraph of your paper should have quotes or paraphrases from your sources integrated smoothly. Begin grouping quotes/info and deciding how you will group them into paragraphs so you can weave them together and with your own ideas. Draft Research Paper • If you have a strong thesis and a clear idea of where you are going with your paper, you may use this time to draft your essay. • You may also continue to find more appropriate sources for your paper. • Today will require you to be self directed. Use your time wisely while I am conferencing with others, and you will have less to do at home.