Essay 3 + #Presentation: due 5/16

Essay 3, Work Cited Page, Annotated Bibliography (stapled in that order)
*Review assignment guidelines and example to ensure all objectives are met

Hashtag Presentation: Draw from the ideas expressed in “In Praise of the Hashtag” and “The Most Effective Protest Sign, According to Linguistics” to invent 2 hashtags to go with your research paper.

Hashtags CANNOT exceed 140 characters
Hashtags CANNOT include spaces, punctuation, emojis, or other symbols
Hashtag should not already be in popular use (Hashtag can be a play on another hashtag that exists)

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Research 5: due 5/2

Come to class with at least one reliable article (not wiki) that provides contextual information about your topic—or related issues surrounding your topic. For example, if you are investigating organic produce, you will need to find a source that provides you with the definition of organic produce and an explanation of what makes produce not organic (i.e. what pesticides are, when were they developed, why they were/are used).

The article(s) should provide you with information that helps you answer questions about what your topic is (i.e.  what is obesity, what is the food pyramid), and answer questions about your topic’s history and development (i.e. when was the first obesity diagnosis; how have obesity rates changed overtime). Note, not all topics require the defining of key terms (we all know what advertising is); however all topics require foundation in terms of history and development. While there may be a lot of info, it’s up to you to pluck the facts that are most relevant.

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Research 4: due 4/30

1. Read/Review in the following handouts in your course packet:
-8 Strategies for Critically Engaging Secondary Sources
-Adapted from Mark Gaipa’s “Breaking into the Conversation: How Students Can Acquire Authority in Their Writing”

2. Continue your independent research/work on annotated bibliography

Research Proposal: due 4/25

1. Read/Review Craft of Research excerpt in research packet (“p.35-p.48”)

2. *Research Proposal: Post your research proposal following the template below. Remember your topic needs to highlight a conflict a surrounding a controversial food-related issue. (If you end up speaking more about something outside of food that is fine, as long as a facet of your research relates to food).

3. Write a paragraph discussing your motivation, predictions, and questions.

I am studying _________________…

(what topic are you are writing about)

Step 2:
because I want to find out_____________…
(what conceptual* question(s) do you want to learn about)
*A conceptual question is a how/why/relationship/conflict driven question. A conceptual question is NOT simply a fact/stat/quantitative question.

Step 3:
in order to better understand ____________…
(*why you want you care and want to know more)

Step 4:
so that my readers might____________…
(*who is your audience and how do you want them to apply this information to their life?)

Step 5:
Free write about topic: (your motive, predictions, questions)

**Here is a sample research proposal; it’s what your post should look like!

Research 3: due 4/23

Find a scholarly or popular article that relates to your potential research topic. Come to class having read and annotated the article. The source must have a writer and cannot come from a info hub like WebMD or Wikipedia. You NEED to have the article with you in class.

Tips for finding articles!

As you find an article to bring to class create a “Potential Source List” that includes bibliographic information and shorthand notes on potential sources. You do not need to read all the sources, just skim. You source list should look like this.

*You will do an annotated bibliography entry for your article in class.
**Remember your annotated bibliography of 5+ sources is due 5/7.

Here is a preview of what your annotated bibliography will look like.
The annotation must include:

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Research 2: due 4/16

Print and annotate the articles for class!

“Why Food Belongs in Our Discussion of Race” by Kristin Wartman (PDF)

“Beyond Access: What the Movement for Black Lives’ Policy Says About Food” by J. Ama Mantey (PDF)

*Click these direct links to Wartman’s and Mantey’s articles. By accessing the articles online (rather than PDF) you will have access to the links that each writer uses to support their claims. Note, you can only view Civil Eats 5 times before meeting paywall. Use the PDF version if you get locked  out of the site and of course to print for class!

Free write (250+ words)
*Comment and critique the issues and not the rhetoric. Keep in mind that when these writers and organizations focus on the lives of black individuals they are addressing the particular history and systemic oppression relevant to this demographic; not out of ignorance or at the expense of other demographics in need. (Like when the CIW focuses on tomato growers in Florida or activists focus on reparations for Jews following WWII or your neighbor asks you to donate to their walk for breast cancer—focusing on a particular issue is not prejudicial.)

Library Meeting: 4/9

On Monday, 4/9, we meet in the Library—library room 225. The second floor is DOWN one flight of stairs…the layout can be confusing, so please arrive early to allow extra time to find the room.

You need to bring your QC i.d. card. Without it, you will not be able to enter the library. If you don’t have a QC i.d., get one prior to the session. Speak to the College Now office if you have difficulty getting i.d. The library is extremely strict and will not allow entry to anyone who does not have an official QC  i.d..

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Research 1: due 4/9

*If you missed our viewing of the documentary, Food Chains. You are required to watch it independently over break. It’s free here.

1. Read excerpt from Craft of Research in Research Packet, “From Topics to Questions” (p.36-48)

2.Pick two of the following articles to read and respond to. If there is another food related article from a popular source not listed that you would like to discuss, please do so. Include a link to the article in your response.

In your response address:
a) What is the article arguing?
b) What is the writer’s motivation—who is the audience; who is the opposition?
c) What about the article stood out to you and why? Thoughts/Reactions?
d) What does this article leads you to question?
*If you investigate any topic further, include links in your response

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