Issue #1: Should parents restrict teens under 18 from the use of violent video games?
Issue #2: Should cell phones be banned from the public school classroom?
What information do you really need?
What is the purpose of the assignment? Who is the intended audience? How will you know when you have found enough high-quality information?
Locate information (data, statistics, ideas, viewpoints, news stories, case-studies) that will help support your argument.
Incorporate alternative or opposing views to make your argument stronger.
- Locate and search appropriate resources
- Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
- Think of synonyms
- Use Boolean searching
- Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
- Look for a variety of sources (charts, graphs, images, newspaper articles, audio....)
- Be creative
Search terms to try:
- benefits - advantages, positive
- negative - disadvantage
As you learn more about the topic, ask your own questions and narrow the focus :)
Usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center.
OR...join the Library Media Center Google Classroom (code available in the Library Media Center).
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale/Cengage)
BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS
When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.