Research Project Resources

How to register for access to computer labs

Computer Log IN for CompLab

HOW to access articles with paywall:

RAB practice article “Schools Kill Curiosity”

Example opinion piece Op-Ed Andrew Yang:  “We are Not the Virus But We Are Part of the Cure” by Andrew Yang

Unit 2 The RAB Assignment



RAB Step 1 Proposal-Paragraph-INSTRUCTIONS (1)

RAB Step 2 Source Entry 1 INSTRUCTIONS (Citation and Summary)

RAB Step 3 Source Entry INSTRUCTIONS HowTo Parts 3&4 (Reflection RhetAnalysis)

RAB Final Step INSTRUCTIONS Conclusion Paragraph for Entire RAB Document

RAB-Review-Checklist-1JBut-RAB-Review-Checklist-1 (7)

RAB Grading Criteria: Essay-2-RAB-What-youll-be-graded-on (6)

RAB: A TipSheet for Critical Reading and Writing

RAB example +description+ instructions 

Slideshow from RAB Workshop with Prof. Blain

RAB Slideshow — USE THIS LINK!

JBlaine Slideshow Newest Reflective Annotated Bibliography Fall 2023 (2) (1)-1 1 – Copy.pptx

JBlain Presentation Reflective Annotated Bibliography

Powerpoint on How to Research from our class with Prof. Berger

Prof. Berger Research PPt Presentation

Videos from our Library Research Class today with Prof Almeida:

How to Narrow Down a Research Question

Library Resource Guide

How to evaluate sources

Tutorial and Research Support

MLA resource — How to cite your source:

Use MLA format for your citations. Use the cool “citation machine”!  Go to either one of these three links below and input your source information.




OWL Purdue University Online Writing citation machine!


RAB Source Entry Slideshow

RAB Source Analysis Slideshow from Prof. Blain


Template for KWL: What do you know, want to know, want to learn?

KWL Worksheet

Templates for Summary


How-to-write-a-SUMMARY  Prof. Chajet (use this one)

Summary-Two Methods_Sample

SUMM for article worksheet

Summary Writing 2 Methods Revised

How to Write Summary Prof. Mushabac

Template for Rhetorical Analysis

RhetoricalGenreAnalysisWorksheet Prof Blain

Example RAB Proposal

LWU Proposal RAB

Example RAB Reflection / Conclusion with Guiding Questions

LWu Reflection / Conclusion on Anti-Asian Hate Co-Vid plus other student examples

Example RAB source entries

classroom activity source work

Source Entries for my RQ How has the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated xenophobia focusing especially on anti-Asian hostility?

Student Example RAB Projects Complete

Balthazar Razatos RAB FD 2

Example RAB Fan Zhou

Example RAB Amadou Diallo

Example RAB Richard Bordes:  Richard G. Bordes – RAB FD 1

Example RAB Sangay Dolma: Sangay Dolma RAB FD 1

RAB Unit 2 — Chouaib example

RAB Unit 2 — KFalvey example

RAB Unit 2– complete RAB with 4 sources by JJay DLambert

RAB OCHaget Student Example Racism China

Classroom Activity on practice article “Schools Kill Curiosity”

Student Examples Practice Summ SchKilling

StudEx Reflection SchKillin

StudEx-RHET-ANL+Q-SchKillin (2)

Complete Source Entry RAB-Source-Entry-SchKilCur (1)

Rhetoric and Genre

Understanding Rhetoric and Genre from Pressbooks

Understanding Ethos, Pathos, Logos

The Rhetoric of Starbucks video Prof. Dohner

Moving on to Unit 3:

Throughout the semester, we’ve seen people talking about education in a variety of different genres (essays, comics, slam poetry, speeches, articles, etc). In each of these instances, the author is trying to reach a different audience and they pick the genre that will best speak to that audience. You’ll be writing about the topic you researched in Unit 2– so now it’s time to think about what genre you think will best reach your audience!

Helpful resources:

The NYT has an entire list of “Mentor Texts” that help you write articles like a sports article and a personal health column. It’s quite useful.  It can be found here:


Here are tips on how to write a Letter To The Editor from the Letters Editor of the NYT:

The Letters Editor and The Reader:  Our Compact (NYT)


The New York Times on Letters from How the Young Deal With The Corona Virus


The New York Times on writing a Letter to the Editor:

What Would You Write in a Letter To The Editor?


The New York Times on writing an editorial:

How to write an editorial from the NYT (video)


The New York Times on creating a podcast:

Letter to the Editor and Op-ed Writing

What Would You Write in a Letter To The Editor?

How to write an editorial from the NYT (video)


Examples of Op-Ed

AYang on We are not the virus

The CV infected my HS (NYT Op-Doc by KOung)

Eddie Glaude We cannot stop Racism until…

Lisa Damour on Girls and Boys

ShTurkel Stop Googling Let’s Talk

Call It What It Is:  Anti-Blackness

Also TedTalk and Google Corp Talk by Carol Dweck on Mindset and Learning

Also TedTalk NGozi Chimamanda on We Should All Be Feminists