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Writing and Research Modules in Canvas

The table of contents and links to videos for the the online modules (MLILM) hosted in Canvas that focus on research and writing skills.

Synthesizing Information (Writing)

How to Read a Scholarly Article

Assignment Activity: Video (5:10)

Description: This video reviews efficient reading strategies for scholarly articles which saves students time. Parts of the article are summarized - abstract, methods, conclusion, etc.

Accountability: Quiz assesses student comprehension of key components of a scholarly article.

 

Active Reading Strategies

Assignment Activity: Video (2:15)

Description: This video briefly reviews active reading strategies. This assignment also includes examples of annotated texts.

Accountability: Double Entry Log Worksheet 

 

Taking Notes for Research

Assignment Activity: Video (5:20)

Description: This video reviews a technique for taking notes on research articles inside a word or Google document. This method will help students stay organized when they need to incorporate multiple sources in their research assignment.

Accountability: Note-taking worksheet 

 

Synthesizing Information: Using the Synthesis Matrix

Assignment Activity: Video (2:07)

Description: The synthesis matrix is a technique your students can use to identify common themes across research articles, which helps them to organize their ideas and make connections between texts. The video explains how to use the synthesis matrix. This assignment also includes a link to the synthesis matrix instructions that align with the video tutorial.

Accountability: Synthesis Matrix worksheet. 

 

Using Sources: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Direct Quotation  

Assignment Activity: Video (4:40)

Description: This video reviews the difference between summarizing, paraphrasing and direct quotations. 

Accountability: Quiz

 

How to Cite with MLA Style

Assignment Activity: A series of videos to help students with MLA style.

Description: These videos review in-text citations, creating works cited entries, and formatting your paper in either Word or Google Drive. This assignment also links to the Writing Center's resource on MLA 8, the Purdue OWL and Gradesfirst if students would like to make an appointment for help at the Writing Center.

Accountability: None

 

How to Cite with APA Style

Assignment Activity: A series of videos to help students with APA style.

Description: These videos review in-text citations, creating reference page entries, and formatting your paper in either Word or Google Drive. This assignment also links to the Writing Center's resource on MLA 8, the Purdue OWL and Gradesfirst if students would like to make an appointment for help at the Writing Center.

Accountability: None

 

Interactive MLA Tutorial

Assignment Activity: Four interactive MLA practice games, during which students drag and drop part of the citation into their proper place. 

Accountability: Optional. The tutorial has the option for the students to send the results to the professor. 

http://depts.washington.edu/trio/quest/citation/apa_mla_citation_game/index.htm