The Use of Technology in Classroom Research


The Use of Technology in Classroom Research


Analytical Research Essay with Documentation and Outline

Value: 20% (essay 15%, Outline 5%)


  • This assignment is an analytical essay that requires a serious research inquiry and the use of primary and or secondary sources. You will need to consult reputable newspapers, magazines, journals, and even books to come up with a meaningful response to the issues raised by your research topic.
  • Your personal opinions are of less value than critical arguments supported with evidence from research. NO OPINIONS!
  • You must use at least ONE reading from the textbook as well as at least FIVE direct references to diverse sources including scholarly books and journals to support your thesis. The sources must be recent, i.e. not older than 1996.


  • Include an introductory paragraph with a thesis, several body paragraphs and a conclusion that summarizes your main points.
  • Include a Title page and Works Cited page.
  • Photocopy or print out the relevant pages of ONE of your source materials and attach them to your paper. (DO NOT PRINT ARTICLES FROM YOUR TEXT BOOK).
  • Document all references in MLA format for both in-text citations and your Works Cited page.
  • Type your essay in 12 point font and double-spaced.
  • Your essay should be 1500-2000 words – include a word count at the end of your essay.
  • Number all pages and put your name on all pages.
  • Staple your assignment on the top left corner only. Use a plain cover that contains your name, course and section code, date and the title of your paper. Do not use fancy folders, plastic covers, or paperclips. Do not include drawings, pictures, photographs, or any other images anywhere in this assignment.
  • Late assignments will NOT be marked (I will not have time to mark them and return them prior to your final exam) and will receive a grade of “0”.
  • DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. We have already discussed what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. However, if you are not sure about it, please make an appointment at the learning commons for help.
  • All essays MUST be submitted to SafeAssign. Please print a copy of the SafeAssign Report to submit with your essay.


Choose from ONE of the following topics to write your research essay:

  1. The influence of advertising and the media.
  2. Women and Poverty in Canada.
  3. The use of technology in the classroom.
  4. Racial and ethnic stereotyping in video game.

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