Reading Research Project Research Paper
The article you chose will be the starting point for your own research into this topic.
This activity will help you:
1. be able to find the original research/sources on which this article relied,
2. develop a search strategy to find additional sources on this topic,
3. find more evidence within the references used by the research quotes in the article,
4. develop your own research questions around your topic
Circle any sources mentioned studies/research that you can find in the text that the author uses to support their argument.
Underline in pen or pencil potential keywords, names of sources or key phrases that you can use to find further information
Using what you circled and underlined, create at least 5 keywords/phrases you could use to do more research (5 points):
Understanding the article (5 points):
What basic question/s is thesis/argument answering?
What would you say is the thesis of your lead article? What are they arguing?
What/Who are the populations affected? Who is directly and indirectly impacted by the topic discussed? (Gender? Race? Region? Economic class?)
Research questions (10 points):
Create three research questions based on the information in your article. A research question should be answered by more than just yes/no or a list of facts.
Ex: What percentage of American kids have a peanut allergy? (Nope!) vs. How can K-12 schools best handle peanut allergies?