Research Project Resources

MLA resource — How to cite your source:

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


OWL Purdue University Online Writing citation machine!


MLA Works Cited example for interview:

Johnson, Abbie [immigration layer]. Personal Interview. Brooklyn, NY. 22 Nov 2013.



Videos from our Library Research Class today with Prof Almeida:

Library Resource Guide

How to evaluate sources

Tutorial and Research Support

Example RABs

Here is my example:  LWu RAB example for Source Entry 2 Ch-It Jiang Video

Here is my example: LWu RAB example for Source Entry 1 AYang Op-Ed

Here is third example LWu RAB Source Entry example for Spit On with Graphic Org

Here is my example of interview RAB source entry: RAB Source Entry Interview with Aunt Cathy

RAB Unit 2 — Chouaib example

RAB Unit 2 — KFalvey example

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

Unit 2 The RAB Assignment

The Full Assignment Essay-2-Described-Research-RAB-on-CV

RAB Step 1 Proposal-Paragraph-INSTRUCTIONS (1)

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

RAB Step 3-Source-Entry-1-INSTRUCTIONS-Reflection-Rhet-Genre-Analysis

RAB Final Step INSTRUCTIONS Conclusion Paragraph for Entire RAB Document

RAB Review Checklist

RAB Grading Criteria


Templates for Summary and RAB full

Summary-Two Methods_Sample

SUMM for article worksheet

RAB example +desciption+ instructions 


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