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In your Reading is Research Bibliography, you will create a bibliography that tracks your reading and

learning about your LOI. You create 12 Reading Blocks in your Bibliographyone for each of the
sources you read-- that will ask you to analyze, evaluate, respond, connect, and reflect on the
information, strategies, and background of the text. (Specific information about research/source
requirements are provided at the end of the assignment sheet.)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. WHAT SHOULD I PUT IN MY READING BLOCKS?
READING BLOCK CHART
2. WHAT TYPES OF SOURCES SHOULD I USE?
3. WHAT TYPES OF SOURCES SHOULD I AVOID?
4. WHEN IS THIS ASSIGNMENT DUE?
5. HOW SHOULD I PLAN OUT MY TIMEFRAME TO COMPLETE WORK?
6. WILL I HAVE CLASS TIME FOR RESEARCH & ASSISTANCE?
7. CAN I SEE AN EXAMPLE?

1. WHAT SHOULD I PUT IN MY READING BLOCKS?


Overview-- There are 14 types of information to include in each READING BLOCK. Youll find each of
those options in the light blue shaded, numbered blocks in the chart below. You must use AT LEAST 10
of these to include in each block.
Details-- Options are located in the left and right columns. The center column tells you if the options on
either side are both required or if you may leave one out.
AND = Both are required
AND/OR = You can do both, but only have to pick one.
You have some wiggle room with options in the row corresponding with AND/OR. You have to
pick 1 of the 2 options given on that row, but for some rows you could leave one out and still
have a minimum of 10.
1.
Ex. Perhaps you dont have much info about a sources author, but you
have plenty about the publication or organization, you could leave out the author and
include other info.
2.
Note: There will some rows you will have to complete both in order
to get to the minimum of 10.

READING BLOCK CHART


SOURCE OVERVIEW
INFO

1
Bibliographic
Citation with

AND

2
Summary (2-3 sentences)

Hyperlinked Title
SOURCE ORIGIN
INFO

3
Author Bio (2-3
sentences)

AND/OR

4
Organization or Publication
Bio (2-3 sentences)

CREDIBILITY

5
Positive Credibility
Points

AND/OR

6
Questionable Credibility
Points

OPINION/REACTION

7
Points You Agree
With

AND/OR

8
Points to Refute or Question

DIGITAL ARCHIVE

9
Infographics
Collection: Graphs &
Charts from the text

AND/OR

10
Visual Media Collection:
Videos & Images that are from
or relate to the text

CONNECTIONS

11
To Yourself

AND/OR

12
To Other Texts or World

REFLECTION

13 Learning-New info, Better


Understanding,
Surprising Info

AND/OR

14 Questions-Critical Questions about text


or points made, New
Questions for research

2. WHAT TYPES OF SOURCES SHOULD I USE?

12 SOURCE TOTAL
1 book chapter
2 peer-reviewed articles
1 news article
1 video source (documentary, ted talk, video lecture)
The remaining 7 will be for you to choose
NOTE: CHOOSING YOUR OWN SOURCES DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD PICK ANY
TYPE OF SOURCE; IT MEANS THAT IT IS UP TO YOU TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE CHOICES WITH
THE REST OF YOUR RESEARCH
You may use previous sources from your LOI Proposal or any preliminary research you conducted to
get you started.
You may conduct interviews if you run into trouble finding secondary sources, but you must submit the
documented interview.
Your research should show a variety of genres of writing
Your research should show a variety of types of information
Your research should show a variety of opinions

3. WHAT TYPES OF SOURCES SHOULD I AVOID?

Video clips that show an incomplete look at the source


Any source without an identifiable author or publisher
Content farms
Reference materials like Wikipedia or other encyclopedias, dictionaries, overview or about pages
Any source offering superficial information
Any source that does not cite resources

4. WHEN IS THIS ASSIGNMENT DUE?


5. HOW SHOULD I PLAN OUT MY TIMEFRAME TO COMPLETE WORK?
6. WILL I HAVE CLASS TIME FOR RESEARCH & ASSISTANCE?

7. CAN I SEE AN EXAMPLE?


See sample below. Get more details HERE.