An important ingredient for working successfully with your research paper is time management. You often have other assignments to work on, some tests to prepare for, other responsibilities such as your jobs, household duties, and your social life.
Unfortunately, time is limited, 24 hours a day and it is same for everyone. It is very important to manage your time required for the complex tasks of completing Assignment #1. It can make a big difference in completing your assignment regardless of your initial research or writing skills.
Here is a standard timeline for Assigment #1:
|Background readings/informal preparations||The first three weeks|
Brainstorm your definition
|Jan 23 - 27|
|Capture your initial definition in a paragraph||Jan 30 - Feb 6|
Define your focus and strategies
|Jan 30 - Feb 13
|Prepare and send your thesis statement and outline
||Feb 14 - 17 (depending on your assigned Team in Angel)|
Make an appointment with Writing Tutor (optional)
Finalize and submit March 2
Post the introductory paragraph of your
paper; review the introductions of the peers
in your Angel group and comment on two.
| March 5
Write down in a paragraph your understanding of the determinants of healt and post it in Angel. (Angel Folder for this activitiy will be enabled on January 30. Due: February 6).
You might want to read the section below, "Understanding What You Are Developing & Constructing" for Assignment #1.
Asako instructed to focus on an area or aspect of the determinants of health in order to develop your paragraph for the Posting I exercise during the January 30th class. If you notice, this is different from what is indicated in the Assignment #1 Sheet. Asako corrects the instruction she gave in the class. Please instead refer to the instruction indicated in the Assignment #1 Sheet: Develop an paragraph indicating your understanding of the determinants of health based on class lectures/discussions and readings.
You can develop a search strategy using keywords representing your area or aspect of the determinants of health and adding additional keyword, "quantitative," "qualitative," "mixed method," which Asako demonstrated in the class. This is a very useful method to retrieve specific studies in the literature for your browsing. Please refer to the "Locating Relevant Sources" tab for more information.
=> Go to Angel
This link only works when you are accessing the Guide outside of Angel. If you are already in Angel, go to Communicate => Post I.
Note that Post I Folder will be enabled for you to post from January 30 - 8:59 a.m., February 6.
One way to develop as a writer is to show a draft of your work to a writing tutor through the Learning Assistance Centre. Submit your thesis statement and a draft outline to the online writing tutor by the deadline date indicated to your Team in Angel. A tutor will send you feedback on your thesis statement and outline within 48 hours.
February 14 - Team 1 & Team 2
February 15 - Team 3 & Team 4
February 16 - Team 5 & Team 6
February 17 - Team 7 & Team 8
(Source: Purdue OWL Online Lab)
Congratulations on the completion of Assignment #1!
Before moving on to Assignment #2, you are asked to post one more activity related to Assignment #1:
1) Post the Introduction section of your paper #1 in Angel.
2) Review all the posts made by your peers in the Angel group.
3) Select two introductions that you think are particularly effective in terms of the strategies used. Post your comment to the two posts you selected by replying to each post.
Acceptable post: I find this introduction effective because it …. and it ….
Poor post: This introduction is well-written / clear.
Note: Posts that are written like the “poor post” above will not be given a mark.
=> Go to Angel
This link only works when you are accessing the Guide outside of Angel. If you are already in Angel, go to Communicate => Post II.
Note that Post II Folder will be enabled for you to post from March 2 - 8:59 a.m., March 5.