Passion Project Resources
Keep Refreshing!! Updating during break!
1. Here is the Google Doc with all of the Passion Project Introductory Materials we covered in class (videos, sample scholarship essays, ideas, etc.)
2. Here is the full Passion Project Packet (you have hard copy) where you answered questions about your passions, where you will take notes on your sources, organize your paper, find the outline for your presentation, and find the rubric for the project. You will use pp. 4 & 5 of your packet to take notes on your sources!
The Activities for #3 through #7 should take you 30 minutes.
3. Here is the CRAAP worksheet you picked up in class on Friday 4/1.
Filling in this activity will be the FIRST step in the research process.
Watch ALL of the videos below and THOROUGHLY fill in the CRAAP sheet, filling in more details as you watch each BRIEF video. We'll take an assessment on the research process and CRAAP test.
CRAAP A. Read everything on this single webpage carefully and VIEW the BRIEF
(5 min) video in lower left corner: Database Search Tips: Evaluating Websites, filling in your CRAAP worksheet as you go.
CRAAP B. View this 2-minute Review of the CRAAP test and fill in more info on CRAAP worksheet
CRAAP C. And finally, watch this 2-minute video on Evaluating Sources
4. Now open both this Evaluation Guide and this Website Evaluation Checklist. Use them as you listen to THIS SHORT 2-minute EXPLANATION of these 2 tools. (I screen-captured this from a previous year.)
NOW that you know HOW to EVALUATE a source, you should be well-equipped to BEGIN your research!
Remember that you're looking for AT LEAST 3 digital sources (websites that pass the CRAAP test) and 2 print sources related to your topic that also pass the CRAAP test. Always find more sources than you think you'll use in case some of them end being too repetitious or not what you thought.
5. If you follow this link provided by Mrs. Kistler, you will be able to access library databases WITHOUT a library card number.
Watch the BRIEF demos in #6 and #7 below FIRST!
6. Watch this quick EBSCO Demo for pointers about best ways to search! (4:58)
7. Watch this quick Send Sources from EasyBib to EBSCO demo to see how to send your sources DIRECTLY to EasyBib from EBSCO for your Works Cited page! (5:00)
These are quick reminders in print:
Scroll down to the EBSCO Megafile, one you'll use next year.
**Under the gray Search bar, click the Advanced Search Function. This setting allows you to include several search terms at once. Be patient and play with this function, trying LOTS and LOTS of different combinations.
**In the Search Options Section below the search boxes, on the left side under Limit Your Results, click the Full Text option box so you get FULL text articles instead of abstracts. For this project you shouldn't need any of the other settings.
**I would also click the PDF full text at the very bottom of the left column.
You'll PRINT hard copies of your research articles, so download them to print ALL AT ONCE!
**Reminder: After printing your sources, you will use your Passion Project Packet pp. 4 & 5 to take notes on your sources!
8. Return to https://library.sd.gov/LIB/YAS/hmwkHS.aspx
Scroll down to the ProQuest database.
9. As you research, PRINT YOUR SOURCES, then fill out pages 4 and 5 of Passion Packet (the pages with boxes that say SOURCE at the top). I will check these along with hard copies of your sources on THURSDAY 4/15.
10. Set up your paper just likeTHIS MODEL! Passion Paper Set Up Doc
11. Revise Parts 1 and 2 of your Passion Paper using this Self-Edit Activity or the hard copy on speaker table.
12. Introducing and Citing Sources in the body of your essay.
FOLLOW THIS GUIDE TO THE LETTER!!
13. As you think ahead to the presentation, use the 2nd to last page of your Passion Packet labeled Presenting. It has a 2 -column table with 10 boxes on it. I know it's difficult when there aren't SPECIFIC guidelines to follow. As I told you, this is new to me as well. I think to make it easier for EVERYONE, our final presentation could/should be in one of 2 forms:
A. A Google Slides or KeyNote presentation in which you can LINK to or drop in any video(s) you might have created
B. A Quicktime or i-movie or mash up video where you pulled together all of the pieces addressing the info listed for each slide with YOU narrating each piece or section. You could even record those short segments on your phone and import them.
**Ideally the presentations can be downloaded so evaluators can watch and LISTEN to them at their leisure. That means voice overs or audio files.
**I think we will tweak that presentation guide ever so slightly!
13. I don't know that we will have time to watch EVERYONE's presentation in class. I'm considering a couple of options. What I have done in the past with big projects like this is randomly and anonymously assign each person 4 or 5 presentations to watch and evaluate anonymously and then allow you to CHOOSE one OTHER to evaluate that was NOT assigned to you. This doesn't allow for questions from presenters, so I'm still thinking. Having everyone's presentation follow the same general format will make evaluating easier for EVERYONE.
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Passion Essay Rubric
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Passion Presentation Rubric
Passion Paper and Presentation Checklist
→Complete paper including WC and Appendix with at least 6 items (photos, etc.) are in Doc in Drive.
→Only the research section has been sent through Turnitin and shows 15% similarity or less.
→Writer and AT LEAST ONE PEER EDITOR have thoroughly edited the essay with the rubric. It's VERY MUCH to the writer's benefit to make sure someone catches errors BEFORE the teacher!
→Did everyone pick up a presentation rubric off of the speaker last Thursday or Friday? Just like the essay, get an editor for presentation as well!
→When paper is completely done (edits by peer editors done, Appendix done), print a hard copy to turn in. It can be front/back! Staple and slide it under my door!
→Did you upload your presentation to the Google Drive folder? Link shared in email and in Classroom.