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Post in Your Blog:
Post three times in your blog (research journal), using the numbers, letters, and phrases in bold as the titles of your respective posts:
RJA #7a: Internet Research Tools–Write a paragraph or more discussing what search engines or other internet research tools you regularly use to do internet research, why you use those particular tools, and what you like and dislike about them. Please include links to the tools you discuss. You might also want to bookmark them in your Delicious account so you can find them easily in the future.
RJA #7b: Internet Research Tool Test–Using search strings incorporating operators supported by your assigned internet research tool (ENG 1020, ENG 122), test it by searching for websites on your research topic. Bookmark any relevant sites in your Delicious account, and record the following information in your research journal for each search you conduct:
- Resource searched
- Keywords used
- Search strategies used (including operators and types of searches)
- Date of search
- Number of hits
- Relevance of hits (on a scale of 1 to 5)
RJA #7c: Field Research Plan–Write a paragraph or more explaining what you are planning to do for your field research. If you will be interviewing someone or conducting a survey, include a list of questions you might ask. If you will be visiting a museum or other location, list what you information will be looking for. Include when you plan to complete your field research. If you are interviewing someone and concerned about his or her privacy, do not include his or her name.
If you need to, continue searching for reference works, books, and periodical articles on your topic. Update the appropriate posts on your blog if you find more sources. Don’t forget to bookmark relevant sites in your Delicious account.
Use the department and course number (ENG 1020 or ENG 122) and other appropriate tags (”Labels” on Blogger) for each of the three posts.
As I mentioned in a previous post, in Steve Berry made a reference to James Rollins‘ Sigma Series in The Venetian Betrayal. I was curious about their relationship, so I did a search. I found this video in which Berry explains how they met:
I liked The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry better than The Alexandria Link but not as well as some of his other books that I’ve read. Berry brought back Colin Michener from The Third Secret. However, what I found most interesting was a passing reference to Painter Crowe from James Rollins‘ Sigma Series. I learned a lot about Alexander the Great from reading this novel, and I appreciate Berry’s “Writer’s Note” where he “[separates] face from fiction” (470).