Research Writing Toolbox Digital Badges

Bronze Level Badge

     RSS Feeds Intro.     Video Tutorial

Article Tracker Doc     RSS Feeds Quiz

 RSS feeds allow you to collect articles of interest all in one place.  Install an RSS aggregator.  Follow different blogs, websites, or social media related to a controversial research topic.  Begin developing your topic idea and background knowledge to ensure a properly researched and argued assignment.

Due Date: ____________

Silver Level Badge

Video Tutorial

Practice     I.C.E. Quiz     Blog Post

Incorporating quotations into sentences and paragraphs allows you to support and explain statements.  Watch this video tutorial about the I.C.E. strategy, then complete the practice, quiz, and blog post to earn this badge.  This skill is a prerequisite that you should find easy to utilize after this video and quiz review.

Due Date: ____________

Gold Level Badge

Video Tutorial

Practice     Reliable Sources Quiz     Annotated Bibliography

Do you believe everything you read?  Earn this badge by learning the difference between reliable and unreliable internet sources.  This skill is essential to the research process as you choose sources to support or refute a statement in your assignment.  Bookmark this video on your home browser to review throughout the class.  You will use this skill in a number of assignments, not just your culminating research blog.

Due Date: ____________

Silver Level Badge

Video Tutorial

Practice     MLA Format Quiz     Blog Post

MLA Format - been there, done that?  Get this badge instead of a t-shirt.  Review the MLA format video tutorial and bookmark it on your home browser.  You may have been using this format for years, but it is easy to forget something as small as a page number.  Complete the corresponding practice, quiz, and blog post to prove your mastery.

Due Date: ____________

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