Checkpoint #3 (to be completed on your Medievalist for a Semester page)
Due: November 6
Checkpoint outcomes: Students will be able to…
  • recognize the value of examining source bibliographies;
  • use a consistent MLA-style formatting;
  • determine how to begin narrowing research within a broader topic; and
  • identify and express general questions concerning primary and secondary readings.
Requirements:
  • Annotated Bibliography: add at least 3 more entries on a focused theme related to your chosen text(s)
    • Citations should be in correct MLA format
    • At least 1 of these sources should be found from the Works Cited/Bibliography of another source (note this in your annotation, including information on the initial source)
    • Apply previous Checkpoint #2 feedback on Annotated Bibliography entries
  • Reflection on trends in scholarship: minimum of 250 words
    • Based upon your research to date:
      • What are scholars concerned with in your text(s)?
      • What issues are being discussed/debated in scholarship?
      • What approaches are scholars taking to the text(s)?
  • Query (informed by research) about related text(s): minimum of 200 words
    • Potential questions to address:
      • What question about your text(s) has occurred to you as you have completed your research?
      • Is there an argument in the scholarship that has made you question a point or points in the text(s)?
      • Is there something confusing about the text(s) that you think would be worth exploring?
  • Review classmates' pages/Bonus: post Discussion Posts with constructive comments and suggestions
Requirement
Points
Annotated Bibliography entry #4
10
Annotated Bibliography entry #5
10
Annotated Bibliography entry #6
10
Note that one source was found in another source
5
Reflection on trends in scholarship
25
Research query
20
Bonus

Discussion posts with constructive comments and suggestions on at least two classmate pages
Up to 5


Suggestions between Checkpoints
  • Check if Dr. T is available to visit your research group meeting
  • Revisit library for more research assistance: you may turn in another Library Visit Form (may earn 5-point bonus for one additional Form during semester)
  • Note: articles/books you will need at this stage in particular may not all be available in PDF form/in the library; you may need to order them through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)