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READ 105 - Analytical Reading Library Research Project: Step 5: Writing Answers to the Assignment Outline

A step-by-step guide to completing your Library Research Project for Analytical Reading.

Writing Answers to the Assignment Outline

After you've found, previewed, and READ your two articles, it's time to complete your project by following the ASSIGNMENT OUTLINE below, which is reproduced from your assignment.

ASSIGNMENT OUTLINE

Use complete sentences to answer the questions. Be sure to identify the title of Article A and the title of Article B.

    I.   Article Identification

         A.  Title of Article

                Author

                Title of Publication

         B.   Title of Article

                Author

                Title of Publication

   II.   Style of Writing

         A.   Identify the style of writing for articles A.

         B.   Identify the style of writing for article B.

 III.   Vocabulary

         A.   Identify five challenging vocabulary words or words that are important to the main idea in article A.  Copy each sentence that contains the word.  Use any combination of structural analysis, contextual analysis or dictionary skills to determine the meaning of the word and write the definition. Create an original sentence that uses the word and reflects the meaning of the word.

         B.   Identify five challenging vocabulary words or words that are important to the main idea in article B.  Copy each sentence that contains the word.  Use any combination of structural analysis, contextual analysis or dictionary skills to determine the meaning of the word and write the definition. Create an original sentence that uses the word and reflects the meaning of the word.

 IV.    Patterns of Organization

         A.  Identify the major pattern of organization of article A and explain your answer.  Include a definition of the pattern and at least one specific example.

         B.   Identify the major pattern of organization of article B and explain your answer.  Include a definition of the pattern and at least one specific example.

   V.   Facts

         A. Identify two (2) facts from article A.

         B.  Identify two (2) facts from article B.

 VI.   Opinions

         A.   Identify two (2) opinions from article A.

         B.   Identify two (2) opinions from article B.

 VII.  Summarizing (Use the guide for summarizing on pages 186-188.)

         A.  Summarize article A in one well-written paragraph.

         B.   Summarize article B in one well-written paragraph.

 VIII.    Responding to the Question

         Using the information you have read in both articles, answer the research question in two well written paragraphs. These paragraphs should be well developed and reflect a clear understanding of the topic.  Be sure to refer to each of the articles as you explain how you have reached your conclusion.           

 IX.   Works Cited Page: Remember to attach your Works Cited page (which you created in Step 4) as the last page of your project!