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Research - Wonder and Dream

Point to what's important in the text and ask informed questions.

Find 2 or 3 journal articles, reports, or scholarly studies on your inquiry.

Print (or add to Crocodoc or Docs), then read and annotate. These sources should have higher text complexity and be academic.  Check for articles in our Youth Voices folder on Cocodoc. Also add articles you find into a folder there as well.

Use the Guide: Dialectical Notes. Make your Notes public. Link Notes and articles at the bottom of your post.

For this task, choose one of the following places--OR use a source your teacher gives you, perhaps on Crocodoc or Gooru--to go deeper with your research:

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No matter what teachers
and others think about
the accuracy and
reliability of Wikipedia,
most agree that it's a
good launching pad for
finding more solid
sources for your research.

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PDFs are often a
great source for
finding reliable, 
complex, interesting
articles about your
topic. And it's as
easy as adding a
couple of filters in
Google's Advanced
Search. Once you
find 2 or 3 articles,
reports, or studies,
add them to your
Crocodoc files, learn
vocabulary by adding
words to Quizlet
flashcards, and make
Dialectical Notes.

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Use databases such
as JSTOR, EBSCOhost,
or GALE to gain access
to full-text journal
articles, government
reports, and academic
studies in organized
collections. Although
the differences between
what you can find on the
surface web and in the
deep web sometimes
seem to be exaggerated
and are changing, it's still
true that the content of
databases has undergone
a review process and the
information is often more
reliable than some of the
information found on
the Internet.

When you have finished your annotations and your Dialectical Notes, click the Post Comment button here (on P2PU), and add links to your Dialectical Notes in Google Docs and to a folder where you have collected the article that you've annotated. You can create a folder with a public link both in Google Drive or on your Personal Crocodoc account. You can find the link to a Google Document under the Share button, and remember to make it Public.

Make these two links in a comment -- one to a folder of your annotated articles, the other to your Dialectical Notes -- before you click Yes, I'm done .

Task Discussion