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Open Educational Resources

These Open Educational Resources will be beneficial in tackling the research and writing process.

Research & Writing about a Global Issue | OER Commons

This Open Educational Resource provides a PDF that incorporates a variety of information, prompts, strategies, and instructions for researching a global issue, which correlates with the controversial research paper students will be completing.

Diction and Tone: 100 Word Rant | OER Commons

This resource provides activities that help activate prior knowledge and establish the necessity for specific writing elements, such as tone and diction.

Academic and Formal Writing Style Guide | OER Commons

Academic and formal writing are imperative in creating flawless research papers. This source provides a refresher regarding proper use of specific style in writing.

MLA Style | OER Commons

With MLA formatting being a necessity in the research process and a major part of the assessment rubric, this source helps provide guidance on MLA formatting and how to properly incorporate it.

Citing Sources in Nonfiction | OER Commons

This Open Educational Resource is greatly beneficial in reflecting on nonfiction sources, citing these sources correctly, and beginning steps to synthesize and analyze the information.

Evaluating a Website for Research | Curriki

The Curriki resource "Evaluating a Website for Research" provides a great rubric for evaluating sources and determining how effective or ineffective the source would be in substantiating a claim in the formal research paper.

Complete Research Manual | Curriki

The "Complete Research Manual" is a great source for planning and implementing a research unit. This includes 9 steps for working through the research process in a systematic and strategic manner.

The Writing Process | OER Commons

This resources is a great infographic that communicates a visual that lays out the writing process in a strategic manner that is engaging and appealing to various learners.

The Research Essay | Curriki

"The Research Essay" thoroughly communicates the research process with an in-depth and detailed PowerPoint to share with learners.

The Writing Process | Curriki

"The Writing Process" incorporates various steps to use in tackling the writing process and creating a formal research paper.