Research and Writing Activities

Annotated Bibliography Assignment

This annotated bibliography assignment will help students review articles, texts, and/or web-based resources relevant to a selected topic in preparation for writing a longer research-based paper or presentation.

Scaffolded Practice Activity: Formulating an Argument

This activity will help students construct an initial argument that includes a thesis statement, three pieces of evidence, a counterargument, two rebuttals, and a concluding statement.

Discussion Board: Peer Review

This discussion board facilitates an exchange of drafts for peer review. Students will upload their drafts, review and comment on peers’ drafts, and then reflect on the feedback they receive.

Independent Research and Response Assignment

This scaffolded assignment encourages students to select a topic covered in the chapter, research it online, evaluate the reliability of the sources they discover, and write a response.